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Sherwin-Williams NEW online learning center provides Continuing education for architects, designers and specifiers

 Courses on coatings and color enable professionals to earn free CEU credits at their convenience

CLEVELAND (July 28, 2014) — Architects, designers and green building professionals now have free access to certified continuing education courses 24/7, with the new Sherwin-Williams Online Learning Center. Professionals can visit to earn CEU credits for courses covering a broad range of topics, from paints and coatings to color and design. Certified by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), credits are processed within days of completion. New courses will be added to the site on an ongoing basis.

“Providing rich opportunities for continuing education benefits the entire construction and design community, as it helps professionals to gain competencies and knowledge that are essential to their growth and success,” said Joe Kujawski, director of marketing, Sherwin-Williams. “Sherwin-Williams is pleased to provide this complimentary Online Learning Center to make it easy for architects and designers to complete high quality CEU courses at their convenience and at their own pace.”

 To access the course offerings, professionals can log on to to register and sign in. A link to the Online Learning Center can also be found in the Architect/Specifier/Designer section of There are descriptions and objectives for more than a dozen CEU courses under the categories of “Paint & Coatings” and “Color & Design.” Once a course is selected, the site enables users to learn as their schedules permit. A personalized “Courses in Progress” page helps users track their efforts, including the date they started a course, when they last visited it, the percentage completed, and actions left to take. Once they’ve finished a course, users can simply click on the course title to print a certificate of completion. CEU credits are automatically processed to AIA and IDCEC.

Paint & Coatings Courses

            Professionals can explore a broad choice of topics within the Paint & Coatings category. For example, with the “Paint 101” course they can discover the evolution of paint technology and the functional properties of paint and coatings, as well as the four basic components of paint. Other topics range from courses on protective architectural coatings to decorative concrete finishes.

 Color & Design Courses

Courses in the Color & Design category also cover a broad spectrum of topics. For example, in the “Seeing Red” course, professionals will learn the origins of the color and why it the most popular color in the world. Or, users can also learn about the principles of color and light by taking the “Color, Light & Metamerism” course, which describes the phenomenon known as metamerism.

Resources for Professionals

Professionals visiting will also find links to a variety of additional resources to help them in their work, including the ability to order Sherwin-Williams paint color samples, explore colors by family and collection, view product specifications or download guides for complying with green building standards and local VOC regulations.

Ask Sherwin-Williams™

Through its more than 3,900 stores and 2,200 sales representatives, Sherwin-Williams provides fast, flexible, responsive service and personalized, expert advice to meet the coating and color needs of builders, designers, specifiers, property managers and contractors. Recently, Sherwin-Williams was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Paint Retailers, Two Years in a Row” and “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Exterior Paints” by the J.D. Power 2014 Paint Satisfaction Study. As North America’s largest single-source supplier of high-quality paints, stains, masonry coatings and brand-name wall and floor coverings, Sherwin-Williams is proud to have earned the EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its innovative acrylic alkyd technology. Visit or join Sherwin-Williams on Facebook and Twitter.


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