Member Benefits

The Texas DFW Council PDCA awards two $1,000 college scholarships annually. Please click here to view and print the application.

Because of the unwavering support of our Contractor and Associate members, the PDCA Texas DFW Council has donated over $15,000 since 2015 to local, national, and international organizations in need. As a non-profit trade organization, we are not only determined but proud to make a difference in people’s lives both locally and abroad.

The Resource Guide lists publications and videos on technology, safety & health, and business management that are available at discounted prices for PDCA members. It also makes available many items free to members, including PDCA standards.

The PDCA Educational Foundation has been established to provide and support a variety of publications, seminars and video tapes to enhance educational opportunities. Annual national and state conventions offer sessions on specific and timely subjects. The Dallas Chapter PDCA holds quarterly meetings with informative speakers who are familiar with the local market and the needs of members in the D/FW area. These meetings allow contractor and associate members to discuss problems, opportunities, and technological developments.
Legislative Impact
PDCA maintains a full time liaison between PDCA members and the federal government. This enables members to have a voice in the regulatory issues that affect our industry. Working together, we can block potentially damaging legislation while promoting laws that benefit the industry.
Practical programs and guides for implementing an effective company-wide safety program are available in publications Tool Box Topics and Safety System Manual. Safety Systems III is a computer-based safety management program for painting and decorating contractors. Members also have available the Hazardous Waste and OSHA Hazard Communications regulations.

The most valuable tool available to members is the opportunity to network with other painting contractors in your area. Years of valuable experience come together in one place to share knowledge.

The Dallas Chapter also has a strong associate member base, which provides contractor members with direct contact with those companies from whom they purchase supplies and services.

Contractor Certification
PDCA offers a professional designation to both residential and commercial contractors. To become certified, members must submit examples of their mission statement, business plan, and safety program. They must also show proof that they appropriate insurance, bonding and licenses. For more information on Contractor College visit

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