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 21-23 – Designing & Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems Book 4.1 (8AM-5PM Each Day)

This CETP training manual focuses 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.

• Introduction to designing vapor distribution systems
• Designing vapor systems: container and lines
• Designing vapor distribution systems: regulators and meters
• Preparing system components for transport
• Installing containers
• Installing lines
• How to analyze and prevent corrosion
• Installing regulators and meters
• Others installations
• System tests
• Safety information
Employees with the responsibility of installing a propane tank to the outside of a house or building MUST be certified in distribution. Some job functions requiring distribution certification are:
• Setting a tank
• Installation of a regulator
• Running a line to a gas meter
Prerequisites: Basic Principles & Practices of Propane
NFPA #58- 2020 edition and #54 – 2018 edition are required for this course please bring your copies to class.

September 24 & 25 – Gas System & Appliance System Check (Day 1 – 8AM-5PM, Day 2 – 8AM-12PM)

GAS Check is a voluntary set of guidelines for inspecting residential gas systems. This inspection guideline covers propane containers, regulators, appurtenances, gas supply lines and equipment visible and accessible to the person conducting the inspection and represents the conditions existing on the date of the inspection.
Gas System Check covers:
• Container Inspection
• System Leak Checking
• Regulator Performance Testing
• Customer Awareness Information
• Odor Testing
• Pressure Testing
Gas Appliance System Check includes:
• An Appliance Inspection
• A Venting Inspection
A marketer should have trained and qualified personnel conduct inspections.
September 25 – Dispensing Propane Safely – Cylinder Filling (1PM – 5PM)
Dispensing Propane Safely is an employee training program that details the many tasks associated with the safe and effective dispensing of propane into several types of propane cylinders and tanks, including those found at retail locations, bulk plant and forklift operations. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion. The first five modules in the program apply to almost all
propane dispensing operations, including those at retail locations:
• Introduction to Dispensing Propane Safely
• Properties and Characteristics of Propane
• Dispensing Station Equipment
• DOT Cylinders
• Inspecting, Filling, and Labeling Small Cylinders
• Refueling, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Forklift Cylinders
• Refueling ASME Motor Fuel and RV Tanks
• Emerging Technologies
• Retail Cylinder Exchange Operations
• Bulk Plant Dispensing Equipment and Purging
• Safely Fueling Propane Lawn Equipment
• Safely Fueling Propane-Powered School Buses

September 28-30 – Placing Vapor Distribution Systems into Operation Book 4.2 (8AM-5PM Each Day)

This course addresses the different system tests and checks required when installing new piping, regulators and appliances or restoring service to an existing vapor distribution; 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. The topics covered are:
• Vapor distribution system tests.
• Validating vapor distribution systems.
• Identifying venting requirements and characteristics.
• Validating combustion air.
• Leak Check Procedures.
• Purging air from a piping system.
• Placing appliances into operation.
• Appliance controls and safety devices.
• Spillage test.
• Identifying burning characteristics of propane.
Prerequisites: Basic Principles & Practices of Propane
NFPA #58- 2020 edition and #54 – 2018 edition are required/or this course please bring your copies to class

October 1 & 2 – Operating a Truck/Trailer to Deliver or Relocate ASME Tanks (Day 1 – 8AM-5PM, Day 2 – 8AM-12PM)

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
October 2 – DOT Hazardous Material (1PM – 5PM)
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.