Professional Decal Application Association Holds Certification Training in Las Vegas

From: Vinyl Insider
Published: Fri Mar 23 2007

On the eve of the International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Professional Decal Application Association, or PDAA, is holding two events organized especially for vinyl installers, vehicle wrappers, fleet graphic applicators and others in the vinyl industry. Vinyl installers at all levels of expertise are invited to join the activities as the industry gears up for the International Sign Association’s (ISA) annual event April 11-14, 2007.

First, on Monday, April 9, the PDAA will offer its VIP Certification Testing. Certification Testing is required for acceptance as Basic and Master Certified members. The PDAA’s Certification Testing has been endorsed by Arlon, Avery, Flexcon and MACTac. The cost of the training is $800 per company, and each company has the option of having up to two employees tested. This is a combination of hands-on training and written tests designed to demonstrate proficiency in applying a variety of films and graphics to flat surfaces and trailer surfaces, including rivets.

Specifically, installers will be tested on:

• Cleaning the surface properly
• Applying the graphic
• Removing the premask and resqueegeeing the graphic
• Cutting and tucking the seams
• Sealing rivets (advanced training)
• Resqueegeeing the graphic

A second level of testing, Master Certification tests, position vinyl installers to be Arlon, Avery, Flexcon and MACTac certified, allowing them to advertise their professional certification to customers and use the corporate logos on their vehicles, letterhead, business cards, Web site and other promotional materials. For more information on testing, visit and enroll by March 26, 2007. (Vinyl installers who do not want to undergo the testing can still join the PDAA as a General member. However, Certification sends young vinyl installers on their way to becoming masters of the trade.)

The PDAA is also holding its annual meeting of some of the world’s best vinyl installers in Las Vegas on April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The all-day networking event offers limited seating for prospective members, and will feature a cadre of industry speakers to fill you in on the latest industry happenings. Advanced registration is required. For more information on attending the annual meeting, visit

The Professional Decal Application Association, or PDAA, was founded in 1976 by the owners of eight independent vinyl installation companies with the intent to learn from each other and to network on large nationwide installation projects. Over the years the non-profit association has grown in numbers, professionalism, and strength. Today, some of the nation’s finest vinyl installation companies, including vehicle wrappers, fleet graphics installers, are PDAA members. Visit to learn more about how to join or how to hire one of our member companies.

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