Training » Course Descriptions

2014 Course Descriptions

  • IMPORTANT - to be completed AFTER class:
    CETP Skills Assessment
    The skills assessment is a hands-on evaluation in which the student physically demonstrates they can perform the required tasks addressed in the CETP program. Once completed, a skills affidavit must be signed by a qualified manager or supervisor verifying the evaluation and then submitted to the test center within 12 months of passing the exam. It is important to meet this deadline in order to qualify for certification.
  • CETP Basic Principles & Practices
    This class is a prerequisite to the more advanced classes (except transport delivery), and includes physical properties and combustion characters of propane, identifying industry standards, safety codes and regulations, identifying basic parts of tanks, cylinders and bulk storage installation, maintaining a safe working environment, identifying commonly used hand tools and supplies and serving the customer. Each student will receive a 2014 NFPA #58 codebook.
  • CETP Combined Delivery
    This three day class covers propane delivery and includes: inspecting and operating propane delivery vehicles, filling storage containers and customer deliveries.
  • CETP Plant Operations
    This course is primarily designed to train employees who: inspect and fill DOT cylinders and ASME tanks at the bulk plant, requalify DOT cylinders, maintain cylinders, tanks and bulk plant equipment systems.
  • Designing & Installing Exterior Distribution Systems
    This class will focus on designing and installing the exterior portions of a vapor distribution system for both residential and small commercial markets. This course addresses how to select and install containers, prevent corrosion, size and install regulators and meters, and select and install outdoor piping and tubing. 4.1
  • Placing Distribution Systems & Appliances into Operation
    This class covers the different system tests required for vapor distribution systems and appliances; validating the container, piping, and regulator; how and when to make the final connections; how to purge the system of air, appliance controls and safety devices; and how to adjust the burner. 4.2
  • Installing Appliances & Interior Vapor Distribution Systems
    (replaces Applicance Installation class)
    This class focuses on the interior of a piping system as well as the installation of gas appliances. Students will learn how to select and install appliances, design and install interior venting systems, and design and install interior piping and tubing. It also addresses how to perform a pressure test. This updated book replaces book 6.0 Appliance Installation. 4.3
  • Appliance Service
    (Basic Electricity for Propane Appliances)
    Applying basic electricity to service propane appliances is a course that emphasizes electrical troubleshooting of conventional and high-efficiency appliances. Students are taught to read and understand electrical schematics, as well as how to use various electrical testing devices.
  • Cylinder Requalification
    This class covers the Compressed Gas Association’s (CGA) pamphlets C-6 and C-6.3 to provide a step-by-step process for requalifying a cylinder. Students will be shown how to take measurements and calculate formulas required during the inspection process. At the conclusion of class, students receive a certificate of completion.
  • Fire Safety Analysis
    NFPA #58 has a long standing code requirement for all propane plants having more than 4000 gallons storage capacity to have a Fire Safety Analysis performed prior to construction of the plant and when any change are made to the plant. For many years companies applied the standard on an informal basis and usually did not put the FSA in writing. In the 2001 edition of NFPA 58 the code was changed to a mandate a written fire safety analysis be performed. The code states the following principals of a fire safety analysis.

    1. Effectiveness of Product Control measures.
    2. Local conditions of hazard within the container site, including congestion within the site.
    3. Exposure to off-site properties and populations and impact of neighboring industrial activity on the facility.
    4. Effectiveness of the local Fire Department that may respond to an emergency within the facility.
    5. Requirements for availability of adequate water supply (or alternate provisions).
    6. Full compliance with code requirements for existing LP-Gas facilities and corrective actions to be implemented by a proposed facility to address any deficiencies.

    PERC has developed a comprehensive guide that incompasses the 6 principals in great detail. This class will help attendees understand the 30 page check off form and what supporting documentation should be provided. An example of a multipage cover will be provided to the students attending the course.The students will need to bring a copy of NFPA #58.
  • Gas Check
    This class will clearly define what a GAS check is and what a GAS check is not. This class offers two types of inspections, 1. A ‘Gas System’ check which can be completed on the gas delivery system, including the containers, regulators, and appurtenances; and 2. A ‘Gas Appliance System Check’ which can be completed on both the gas delivery system and all propane-burning appliances. The class focuses on what should be inlcuded in a gas check inspection. At the conclusion of class, students receive a certificate of completion.
  • Tank Evacuation
    Perhaps the most anxious moment a propane employee experiences is evacuating propane from a tank. Thoroughly understanding all the components involved in propane evacuations is extremely important. In this training class you will gain confidence and be capable of performing the evacuation process safety. This training is hands-on and will involve attaching the valves, hoses and compressors to transfer propane from a tank to a bobtail. At the conclusion of class, students receive a certificate of completion.
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) #58 Refresher
    This class is a refresher course on the pamphlet #58. Each student will receive a 2014 NFPA #58 codebook. At the conclusion of class, students receive a certificate of completion.