About STAR4D

Training military painters is of the utmost importance to ensure corrosion prevention, proper application, and efficient production. The STAR4D program began in 2003 as a means to provide effective painter training to the U.S. Armed Forces. The program has grown throughout the years  but the core mission has always remained to provide hands-on customized training.

Hundreds of painters have been trained from all over the United States including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, and as far away as Japan. Aside from providing training at the Cedar Falls facility, STAR4D has also been involved in a variety of research efforts and established satellite sites to allow facilities to provide STAR4D certifications at their own facility.

Map of the United States and Japan showing locations STAR4D has travelled to.

About STAR4D


The STAR4D program officially began in 2003 to address the unique needs of military painting operations. Learn how it started and how it has grown here.

The STAR4D Impact
Just how big of an impact can our training curriculum have? Download this PDF to learn about past projects, as well as average VOC reductions and training value of the STAR4D program.
Training and Research Facility

Located in Cedar Falls, IA, STAR4D training takes place in a 10,000 square foot facility.

Painter Training Resources

Certification Database

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