The Painting & Decorating Contractors of California was founded in 1904 and is a member of the national Painting & Decorating Contractors of America – one of the oldest trade associations in America. Our core goals are to promote the licensed painting contractor profession and to provide safety and educational opportunities for our members and their employees.

SAFETY – PDCC can provide you with many of the safety programs, training, resources and materials you will need to help reduce workplace accidents and to maintain compliance with OSHA regulations.

CONTRACTOR EDUCATION – National PDCA has FREE monthly webinars for the licensed painting contractor. There is also Contractor College, which offers hundreds of online seminars so you can learn at your time and pace. These seminar programs help you with estimating, management, safety, technical areas of painting and surface preparation, and more.

EMPLOYEE TRAINING – PDCC provides safety training and certification programs throughout the state and at our Annual Convention.

LEADERSHIP – PDCC and PDCA are member-driven associations. You’ll find many ways and different levels of participation in our organization from the local to the national level.

BRANDING – Members are permitted to use the PDCA AND PDCC California Council logos on their advertising, forms, and vehicles. The logo lets your clients know that you are part of a professional organization.

INDUSTRY STANDARDS – PDCA sets the national standards for the painting profession. Its “Industry Standards” is FREE and available to members only.


  • Group Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program – PDCC has an exclusive group work comp program that offers our members a 5% premium discount.  Program eligibility requires a minimum annual payroll of $30k.  Please contact the PDCC office for a broker referral or have your broker contact us directly.
  • ADP Payroll – As a member of PDCC you are eligible for 20% discount on payroll processing costs.  This generous discount applies to members who are already clients of ADP.  New ADP  customers will also be eligible for a free month of payroll processing services, and waived one-time setup fee.
  • Industry Standards – Free and available to members only via PDCA
  • Free Contractor College and Monthly Webinars offered by PDCA