Training Location:
Ramada Bismarck Hotel
1400 E Interchange Ave
Bismarck, ND
701-258-7000
Sleeping room rate $89 + tax

Class Descriptions and Dates
(Class size is limited to follow CDC requirements.)

Please contact us for registration

September 28-29 – Basic Principles & Practices of Propane – Book 1 (8AM-5PM Each Day)

The CETP Basic Principles and Practices of Propane offers an “entry level” course that provides pre-requisite instruction about propane’s physical and combustion properties, how propane is produced and transported and will aid in preparing for NPGA’s CETP certification. Basic Principles and Practices of Propane is an essential tool for ensuring employee safety and continuing success.

The topics covered are:

• Introduction to Basic Principles and Practices of Propane
• Propane Customer Applications and Customer Service
• Sources and Physical Properties of Propane
• Odorants and Service Interruptions
• Complete and Incomplete Combustion Characteristics
• Standards, Regulations, and Safety
• Bulk Plants
• DOT Cylinders, Propane Piping, and Residential Systems

NFPA #58 – 2020 edition is required for this course.

Prerequisites: None

September 30 & October 1 – Bobtail Delivery Operations – Book 2 (8AM-5PM Each Day)
This course provides information for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane. It provides practices and procedures that support many general delivery tasks. Primarily designed to train employees who operate a bobtail, the most common vehicle used for transporting and delivering propane to individual customers.
The topics covered are:
• DOT Licensing and Driving Requirements
• Vehicle Inspections, Identification, and documentation
• Safely handling hazardous materials
• Handling Out-Of-Gas Calls
• Driving defensively
• Vehicle Parking, Servicing and Security
• Bobtail equipment and systems, including cargo tank, gauges, valves, pumps, meters, delivery hoses and emergency discharge control equipment.
• Presents detailed procedures for safely loading a bobtail using the plant pump.
• Discusses DOT requirements for bobtail inspections.
• Reviews the features and installation requirements of ASME tanks at customer locations.
NFPA #58 2020 edition is required for this course
Prerequisites: Basic Principles and Practices
September 30 – DOT Hazardous Material (6PM – 9PM)
Training and the Hazmat Law The Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. § 5101 et seq.), is the basic statute regulating the transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat) in the United States. This law requires the training of ALL hazmat employees. The purpose is to increase a hazmat employee’s safety awareness and be an essential element in reducing hazmat incidents. Training Must Include:
• General awareness/familiarization
• Function-specific, training
• Safety
• Security awareness
• In-depth security training, if a security plan is required
• Driver training (for each hazmat employee who will operate a motor vehicle)
Recurrent Training Is required at least once every three years. The three year period begins on the actual date of training.

October 2 – Operating a Truck/Trailer to Deliver or Relocate ASME Tanks (8AM-5PM)

Identify Equipment and operating procedures typically used on ASME tank delivery vehicles
• Examining, maintaining and operating ASME tank setting trailers
• Verify proper ASME tank condition prior to loading
• Loading & securing ASME tanks using truck-mounted company owned cranes
• Coordinating loading and unloading of ASME tanks using contractor operated construction cranes
• Operating a propane dispenser to fill vehicle mounted ASME tanks
• Transporting ASME, DOT portable and intermodular IM tanks
• Identify driving techniques for safe operation of a straight truck