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Membership Benefits

PCI connects you and your organization to a world of resources that delivers results. Join PCI and put the power of your membership to work for you. PCI invites organizations to take advantage of information, education and representation dedicated to the support and growth of the entire powder coating industry through corporate membership.

Promotion and Networking

Members are promoted daily via their Membership Directory profiles on which receives thousands of unique visitors each month. They are also invited to contribute articles and "white papers” as industry experts for print and online publication. Members also receive discounted rates on advertisements in the Powder Coated Tough magazine and its affiliated products. In addition, members have multiple opportunities for exposure by participating at PCI events at significantly reduced rates. Annual events include a technical conference, summits and a membership meeting.

Professional Development

Every new member receives a copy of the latest edition of the Powder Coating Finisher’s Handbook, a 500+ page, comprehensive guide to the powder coating process. In a recent survey, our members voted this as one of our most important member benefits.

In addition, members have access to discounted training through hands-on workshops, seminars, and webinars. Offerings include both introductory and advanced powder coating courses as well as customized field training.

Technical Resources and Industry Information

Members receive significant discounts on PCI publications including technical briefs, recommended procedures, troubleshooting guides, and more. Additionally, PCI is equipped to connect members to industry experts for technical and laboratory services. Members also remain informed on industry trends and market intelligence through e-newsletter subscriptions, publications and social media communications. PCI maintains strategic partnerships with other professional industry organizations and government entities to ensure that members stay well informed.


PCI has developed the PCI 3000 Certification program (for custom coaters) and the PCI 4000 Certification program (for original equipment manufacturers) to improve the quality of powder coating finishes available in the marketplace. Members can participate in the auditing and certification process at a significantly discounted rate.

Committee Participation

PCI initiatives are driven by its very active committees. Members are invited to get involved in the process by participating in committees which include:

  • Education
    • Events
    • Future of Technology
    • Regulatory & Advocacy
    • Scholarship
  • Promotion
    • Branding
    • Website
    • Videos
    • Powder Coated Tough Magazine
  • Membership
    • Custom Coaters
    • Market Intelligence
  • Certification
    • all certification programs

Membership Levels

GOLD membership includes:
Upgrade to a PLATINUM membership for only $1,100 more and take advantage of these additional benefits:
  • 50% discount off one registration to Annual Meeting (valued at $350)
  • One complimentary registration to a workshop (valued up to $595)
  • $750 credit towards one print advertisement in Powder Coated Tough magazine
Upgrade to a DIAMOND membership for only $3,000 more and take advantage of these additional benefits:
  • One complimentary registrations to the Annual Meeting (valued at $700)
  • Two complimentary registrations to a workshop (valued at $1,190)
  • $2,000  credit towards one print advertisement in Powder Coated Tough magazine
  • Special placement of company logo on PCI's website homepage - logos appear one at a time on an ongoing, random rotation (valued at $2,500)

to download the membership brochure which outlines the membership categories and then click the button below to join online.