BASIC PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES 1.0 – 2 day

This “entry level” course provides basic knowledge of propane and the propane industry including:

  • 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

Successful completion of this course is required for certification in any other CETP course.

*Prior to any test, the instructor must see photo ID and you will need to provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number (not the card).

Class fee includes a copy of NFPA 58.

Available Dates
June 7 & 8 (THIS CLASS IS FULL)
June 14 & 15

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More Available Dates
August 4 & 5
October 25 & 26
November 15 & 16

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BOBTAIL DELIVERY OPERATIONS 2.2 – 3 day

This course covers practices and procedures for delivering propane with a bobtail including:

  • DOT Licensing and Driving Requirements
  • Vehicle Inspections, Identification and Documentation
  • Safely Handling Hazardous Materials
  • Handling Out-of-Gas Calls
  • Vehicle Parking, Servicing and Security
  • Bobtail Equipment Systems Including Cargo Tank Gauges, Valves, Pumps, Meters, Delivery Hoses and Emergency Discharge Control Equipment
  • Procedures for Safely Loading a Bobtail Using the Plant Pump
  • DOT Requirements for Bobtail Inspections
  • Review of the Features and Installation Requirements for Installation of ASME Tanks at Customer Locations

*Prior to any test, the instructor must see photo ID and you will need to provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number (not the card).

Attendees Should Bring or Purchase: NFPA 54 & NFPA 58

Available Dates
June 9-11
June 16-18

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More Available Dates
October 27-29
November 17-19

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IOWA BASIC & BOBTAIL REFRESHER – 1 day

This training is designed to refresh current CETP Basic Principles and Practices & Bobtail Delivery Operations Certificate holders, allowing them to keep their Certifications current and to provide the necessary training to meet the 3-year refresher training requirement of NFPA 58.

*Prior to any test, the instructor must see photo ID and you will need to provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number (not the card).

Attendees Should Bring or Purchase: NFPA 54 & NFPA 58

Available Dates
June 28
June 29

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More Available Dates
August 2

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October 20

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SMALL PROPANE CONTAINERS (CYLINDERS & ASME TANKS) – 1 day

This session is designed to guide propane company employees, who desire to inspect, and fill propane cylinders and small tanks in the proper procedures to promote safe filling and transportation of small propane containers. Safe and efficient inspection, requalifying and filling of propane containers are more effectively accomplished if individuals have been instructed in the proper procedures. Those desiring to requalify cylinders should take the IPGA “Cylinder Requalification” course.

*Prior to any test, the instructor must see photo ID and you will need to provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number (not the card).

Attendees Should Bring or Purchase: NFPA 58

Available Dates
June 22

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CYLINDER REQUALIFICATION SCHOOL – 1 day

The program provides information about the properties and characteristics of propane, the different types of DOT cylinders requiring periodic requalification, and in-depth procedures for requalifying DOT cylinders using the external visual inspection method. A textbook is included to provide information on:

  • CYLINDER REQUALIFICATION
  • PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF PROPANE
  • DOT CYLINDERS AND DOT REQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
    • REQUALIFICATION PROCESS OVERVIEW
  • SPECIAL REQUALIFICATION CONSIDERATIONS FOR CERTAIN CYLINDER MATERIALS AND TYPES

*Prior to any test, the instructor must see photo ID and you will need to provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number (not the card).

Attendees Should Bring or Purchase: NFPA 58

Available Dates
June 23

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AG PIPING – 1 day

Propane piping systems are covered by certain codes which include specific requirements relative to acceptable materials for use in propane piping systems, acceptable system designs, allowable pressures, the location of system components relative to exposures, pressure testing procedures for new or repaired piping, recommended methods for leakage testing new piping and existing piping systems when service is restored after an interruption occurs, and proper procedures to follow when placing gas utilization equipment into operation.

This class instructs individuals in safe and proper methods of designing, installing, and placing LP-Gas systems into operation in vapor service with the emphasis on Agricultural applications within the state of Iowa. Some pipe sizing exercises will be included in this course presentation.

The objectives of this course are to identify:

  1. Sources and Physical Properties of Propane
  2. Standards, codes and regulations within the state of Iowa,
  3. Acceptable materials for use in propane vapor distribution systems,
  4. Key requirements for the installation of gas piping and pressure regulators,
  5. Vapor distribution-testing requirements,
  6. Propane industry standards, regulations, and organizations
  7. Basic Safety considerations

*Prior to any test, the instructor must see photo ID and you will need to provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number (not the card).

Those attending should bring or purchase NFPA 58 & NPFA 54.

Available Dates
June 24

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REGULATORS: SELECTION/INSTALLATION/TESTING – 1 day

The propane regulator is the heart of the propane vapor distribution system. It is a mechanical device that reduces a higher inlet pressure to a preset lower outlet pressure and controls the flow of propane to appliances based on operating demand. This course provides guidance for how to select and install propane regulators, and offers suggestions on how to test the propane vapor distribution system to help ensure appliances receive the required operating (or delivery) pressures. This course is intended as a “refresher” course for those that install, service, test, or maintain propane gas utilization equipment, or gas piping systems.

Topics covered are:

  • Regulators:
    • Types / Applications
    • Codes / Standards (Best Practices)
    • Inlet pressure
    • Outlet pressure
    • Total gas demand
  • Installation:
    • Code Requirements
    • Manufacturer’s Instructions
  • Testing [industry-standard terminology]
    • Codes / Standards (Best Practices)
      • Test for Leakage
      • Pressure Test
      • Leak Check
      • Flow Test
      • Lock-up Test
      • Leak Test

*Prior to any test, the instructor must see photo ID and you will need to provide the last four (4) digits of your Social Security Number [you will not need to provide your card].

Those attending should bring or purchase NFPA 58 & NFPA 54

Available Dates
June 30

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