Contractor College

Contractor College hosts educational videos and live webinars that bring you the business and technical training you need as a business owner. Just drop in and take a course or sign up to attend a webinar! Through Member To Leader, more relevant content will be made available to contractors than ever before! 

Check out this short tutorial on how to navigate the new site.


2016 is going to be a year of improvements and upgrades to the PDCA member benefits that have proven to be valuable for over 100 years. A variety of new tools are being added which are more relevant than ever in meeting the evolving needs of business owners and their customers.

The Contractor College website is one those resources being updated to bring you the highest quality education via the latest technology. Contractor College is now hosted on a site and learning platform which is entirely new.  We hope this will make our members’ learning experience much more enjoyable. Thank you for your patience as we transition to new tools that will ultimately prove more efficient.

 All member transcripts before January 1, 2016 have been captured on a PDF and are available to you. To receive a digital copy of your transcript, contact Chris Shank, or 1-800-332-7322, ex. 222.

Here are a few changes we think will greatly improve your education experience:

  • One login is enough - you won’t need to log in again.
  • We have purged the Contractor College library of outdated content, and we will be adding new content every month in 2016.
  • Future LIVE Webinars will be accessed through the Contractor College site. Click here for the current webinar calendar
  • We are in the process of updating the accreditation process.  Learn more about Accreditation here. Any courses taken after January 15, 2016 will be recorded on the new site.
  • Be on the lookout for new tools and training to be available in 2016, as well as Member-To-Leader Tracks which customize member experiences to match your individual goals, challenges, industry segment, and stage of business growth. Member-To-Leader (MTL) will include new member round-tables with expert panelists, podcasts, virtual hangouts, peer solution networks, and live-stream training! Watch PDCA e-colors for updates.


Contractor College webinars provide you with opportunities to "virtually" network with other PDCA members and gain valuable information. As a member, these webinars are included in your membership and are cataloged for future viewing, providing you the flexibility to get the content you need, when you need it. Not only are webinars easy to attend, the format provides options: participate or listen only. It’s that simple.

Paint ED Podcasts

Paint ED is a PDCA education podcast that brings you contractor training from the best and brightest minds in PDCA. Paint ED is a great way for painting contractors to get painting information in today’s fast-paced environment. Listen on your way to work or on the work-site. Currently available on Soundcloud and soon to be on both Android podcast apps and iTunes, Paint ED gives you the meat of Contractor College webinars in an ultra-portable way. Look up “paint ed” on your favorite podcast app, find us on the Soundcloud app, or click below! 



PDCA Accreditation is a proven means to indicate that your company has gone the extra step to separate yourself from the competition. Completion of Accreditation awards members with promotional materials and vehicle magnets to announce to the community that they have gone above and beyond to attain high-quality education and have demonstrated proficiency in best practices for business planning.

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