Featured Training

CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices

May 22, 2019 - May 23, 2019
Carson City, Nevada

Class:  CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices
Date:  May 22-23, 2019
Time:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisites: None
Registration Deadline:  May 8, 2019

All classes will be held at the following location:

Carson City: The Nevada LP-Gas Board  
                      106 E. Adams St.
                      Room 215
                      Carson City, NV  89706


1.A Non-Member is considered a person or an employee of a company not licensed under the Nevada LP Gas Board and/or is not a retailer of propane.

2. Registration forms and fees must be received by the NPDA two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled class.  Registration deadlines are included in the schedule. The NPDA will no longer be ordering extra books or tests for possible late registrations per the NPGA's new policy of charging the Association $13.00 per returned paper exam.
 
3.  If the NPDA does not have five (5) registrants for a scheduled class two (2) weeks prior to the class, the scheduled class will be canceled.
 
4.  The maximum number of students for the classes being held in Carson City is 20 and registration will be on a first-come, first serve basis. 
 
5.  Accommodations for late registrations will be based upon class size, available supplies and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please contact the NPDA to inquire about availability.  Class cost for walk-in will be $50.00 per NPDA member and $100.00 per non-member.
 
Course Description

The CETP Basic Principles and Practices of Propane offers an "entry level" course primarily about propane's physical and combustion properties, how propane is produced and transported.

BP&P is a required certification for the completion of all other CETP Certifications.


Course Objectives Include:

 

•Identify the advantages of propane

•Describe Propane customer applications and strategies for quality customer relations

•Identify sources, physical properties, and effects of pressure and temperature on propane

•Verify characteristics and purposes of odorants

•Identify and respond appropriately to service interruptions

•Identify complete and incomplete combustion

•Identify which propane industry standards, codes, and regulations correspond to job-related tasks

•Recognize and use appropriate personal protective equipment, practices, and procedures

•Identify features of bulk plants, DOT/ICC cylinders, and other propane equipment, systems, and materials.


Requirements for 1.0 Certification include the following:


Passing score on 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices of Propane exam 

•Completed 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices of Propane

•Skills Assessment returned to the testing center within 12 months of passing the exam.

 

Download registration form.


Click here to register online. 


 
For more information, contact Lisa Menante at [email protected].

CETP 2.2 Bobtail Deliver Operations

Jun 12, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019
Carson City, Nevada

Class:  CETP 2.2 Operating a Bobtail to Deliver Propane
Date: June 12 - 13, 2019
Time:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Prerequisites: CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2019


All classes will be held at the following location:

Carson City: The Nevada LP-Gas Board  
                     106 E. Adams St.
                     Room 215
                     Carson City, NV 89706


1.  A Non-Member is considered a person or an employee of a company not licensed under the Nevada LP Gas Board and/or is not a retailer of propane.

2.  Registration forms and fees must be received by the NPDA two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled class.  Registration deadlines are included in the schedule. The NPDA will no longer be ordering extra books or tests for possible late registrations per the NPGA's new policy of charging the Association $13.00 per returned paper exam.

3.  If the NPDA does not have five (5) registrants for a scheduled class two (2) weeks prior to the class, the scheduled class will be canceled.

 
4.  The maximum number of students for the classes being held in Carson City is 20 and registration will be on a first-come, first serve basis. 
 
5.  Accommodations for late registrations will be based upon class size, available supplies and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please contact the NPDA to inquire about availability.  Class cost for walk-in will be $50.00 per NPDA member and $100.00 per non-member.
 

Course Description

Primarily designed for employees who operate a bobtail, this course provides information, practices, and procedures that support general delivery tasks for those who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane.


Course objectives include:


• List CMV licensing and driving requirements and restrictions
• Identify vehicle inspection, marking, and documentation requirements
• Recognize and protect yourself from hazards associated with handling propane
• Identify procedures for handling out-of-gas calls and leak checking distribution piping systems
• List safe driving strategies and procedures for handling accidents and emergencies
• Identify regulations for parking your CMV indoors and outdoors
• Explain the purpose and functions of bobtail features and equipment.
• Identify the procedures for loading a bobtail using a plant pump.
• Describe bobtail inspection procedures.
• Identify the features of ASME tanks and procedures for examining containers and installation prior to transferring propane.
• Identify procedures for unloading a bobtail at a customer location.
• Identify procedures for injecting methanol into propane containers.
• List procedures for evacuating ASME tanks.


Requirements for 2.2 Certification include the following:


 

Prerequisite: 1.0 BP&P Certification completed within 12 months of passing the exam 
• Passing score on 2.2 Bobtail Delivery Operations exam
• Completed 2.2 Bobtail Delivery Operations Skills Assessment returned to the testing center within 12 months of passing exam


Download registration form.


Click here to register online. 


 
For more information, contact Lisa Menante at [email protected].

CETP 2.4 Cylinder Delivery Operations

Jun 25, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019
Carson City, Nevada

Class:  CETP 2.4 Cylinder Delivery Operations
Date:  June 25 - 26, 2019
Time:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisites: CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices
Registration Deadline:  June 11, 2019

All classes will be held at the following location:

Carson City: The Nevada LP-Gas Board  
                      106 E. Adams St.
                      Room 215
                      Carson City, NV  89706


1. A Non-Member is considered a person or an employee of a company not licensed under the Nevada LP Gas Board and/or is not a retailer of propane.Registration forms and fees must be received by the NPDA two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled class.  

2. Registration deadlines are included in the schedule. The NPDA will no longer be ordering extra books or tests for possible late registrations per the NPGA's new policy of charging the Association $13.00 per returned paper exam.
 
3.  If the NPDA does not have five (5) registrants for a scheduled class two (2) weeks prior to the class, the scheduled class will be canceled.
 
4.  The maximum number of students for the classes being held in Carson City is 20 and registration will be on a first-come, first serve basis. 
 
5.  Accommodations for late registrations will be based upon class size, available supplies and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please contact the NPDA to inquire about availability.  Class cost for walk-in will be $50.00 per NPDA member and $100.00 per non-member.
 

Course Description: 

Primarily designed for bobtail and cylinder delivery drivers, this course provides current information, practices and procedures for safely and efficiently delivering propane to customers.

 

Course objectives include:

 

• CMV licensing and driving requirements and restrictions
• Vehicle inspections, identification, and documentation requirements
• Recognizing and protecting yourself from hazards associated with handling propane and other flammable liquids
• Procedures for handling out-of-gas calls and leak checking distribution piping systems
• Safe driving strategies and procedures for handling accidents and emergencies
• Regulations for parking a CMV indoors and outdoors
• Common features of cylinders and their valves, gauges, and fittings
• How to properly prepare cylinders for service, including proper inspection, purging, and valve extraction procedures
• Precautions and steps for filling cylinders and ASME vehicle-mounted tanks at the bulk plant
• Procedures for properly delivering propane to residential and commercial customers
• NFPA 54, 2012 edition
• NFPA 58, 2014 edition


Requirements for Certification include the following:


Prerequisite: 1.0 BP&P Certification completed within 12 months of passing the exam
• Passing score on 2.4 Cylinder Delivery Operations exam
• Completed 2.4 Cylinder Delivery Operations Skills Assessment returned to the testing center within 12 months of passing the exam

 

Download registration form.


Click here to register online. 


 
For more information, contact Lisa Menante at [email protected].

CETP 4.1 Designing and Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems

Jul 16, 2019 - Jul 18, 2019
Carson City, Nevada

Class:  CETP 4.1 Designing and Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems 
Date: July 16-18, 2019
Time:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisites: CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices
Registration Deadline: July 2, 2019

All classes will be held at the following location:
Carson City: The Nevada LP-Gas Board
                     106 E. Adams St.
                     Room 215
                     Carson City, NV 89706


1.  A Non-Member is considered a person or an employee of a company not licensed under the Nevada LP Gas Board and/or is not a retailer of propane.

2.  Registration forms and fees must be received by the NPDA two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled class.  Registration deadlines are included in the schedule. The NPDA will no longer be ordering extra books or tests for possible late registrations per the NPGA's new policy of charging the Association $13.00 per returned paper exam.
 
3.  If the NPDA does not have five (5) registrants for a scheduled class two (2) weeks prior to the class, the scheduled class will be canceled.
 
4.  The maximum number of students for the classes being held in Carson City is 20 and registration will be on a first-come, first serve basis. 
 
5.  Accommodations for late registrations will be based upon class size, available supplies and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please contact the NPDA to inquire about availability.  Class cost for walk-in will be $50.00 per NPDA member and $100.00 per non-member.

Course Description: 


Primarily focuses on designing and installing the exterior portions of a vapor distribution system for both residential and small commercial markets.

 

Course objectives include:

 

• Properly determine an effective system load.
• Identify factors affecting selection of a properly-sized container.
• Select and install an appropriate container for a vapor distribution system.
• Identify requirements for establishing a container location.
• Identify how to properly select, size, and install pipe and tubing for a vapor distribution system.
• Explain how to analyze and prevent corrosion.
• Identify the steps to sizing, selecting, and installing regulators.
• Describe how to properly select and install a vapor meter.
• Discuss primary special installations that correspond with a vapor distribution system.


Requirements for Certification include the following:


Prerequisite: 1.0 BP&P Certification completed within 12 months of passing the exam
• Passing score on 4.1 Design & Install VDS exam
• Completed 4.1 Design & Install VDS Skills Assessment returned to testing center within 12 months of passing the exam

 

Download registration form.


Click here to register online. 


 
For more information, contact Lisa Menante at [email protected].

CETP 4.2 Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Operation

Jul 30, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
Carson City, Nevada

Class:  CETP 4.2 Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Operation
Date: July 30 - 31, 2019
Time:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisites: CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices
Registration Deadline: July 16, 2019

All Carson City classes will be held at the following location:
Carson City: The Nevada LP-Gas Board
                     106 E. Adams St.
                     Room 215
                     Carson City, NV 89706


1.  A Non-Member is considered a person or an employee of a company not licensed under the Nevada LP Gas Board and/or is not a retailer of propane.

2.  Registration forms and fees must be received by the NPDA two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled class.  Registration deadlines are included in the schedule. The NPDA will no longer be ordering extra books or tests for possible late registrations per the NPGA's new policy of charging the Association $13.00 per returned paper exam.

3.  If the NPDA does not have five (5) registrants for a scheduled class two (2) weeks prior to the class, the scheduled class will be canceled.
 
4.  The maximum number of students for the classes being held in Carson City is 20 and registration will be on a first-come, first serve basis. 
 
5.  Accommodations for late registrations will be based upon class size, available supplies and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please contact the NPDA to inquire about availability.  Class cost for walk-in will be $50.00 per NPDA member and $100.00 per non-member.
 

Course Description: 


Primarily focuses on the interior portions of the piping system and on the checks and tests required when installing new piping and regulators or restoring service to an existing vapor distribution system.

 

Course objectives include:

 

• Identify the different vapor distribution system and appliance checks and tests and recognize the steps to perform them.
• Explain the general procedure for placing a vapor distribution system into operation and when to make the final connection to turn on the system.
• Identify how to validate container, pipe and tubing, regulator, and vapor meter installations.
• Understand the importance of proper venting, combustion air, and purging.
• Identify appliance controls and safety devices and understand their purpose.
• Understand the basic characteristics of burning propane to include the components of a burner, air adjustments, and flame abnormalities.
• Understand the importance of communicating customer safety information.


Requirements for Certification include the following:


Prerequisite: 1.0 BP&P Certification completed within 12 months of passing the exam
• Passing score on 4.2 Placing VDS and Appliances into Operation exam
• Completed 4.2 Placing VDS and Appliances into Operation Skills Assessment returned to testing center within 12 months of passing the exam


Download registration form.


Click here to register online. 


 
For more information, contact Lisa Menante at [email protected].

CETP 4.3 Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems

Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 14, 2019
Carson City, Nevada

Class:  CETP 4.3 Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems
Date: August 13 - 14, 2019
Time:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisites: CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices
Registration Deadline: July 30, 2019

All classes will be held at the following location:
Carson City: The Nevada LP-Gas Board
                     106 E. Adams St.
                     Room 215
                     Carson City, NV 89706


1.  A Non-Member is considered a person or an employee of a company not licensed under the Nevada LP Gas Board and/or is not a retailer of propane.

2.  Registration forms and fees must be received by the NPDA two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled class.  Registration deadlines are included in the schedule.The NPDA will no longer be ordering extra books or tests for possible late registrations per the NPGA's new policy of charging the Association $13.00 per returned paper exam.

3.  If the NPDA does not have five (5) registrants for a scheduled class two (2) weeks prior to the class, the scheduled class will be canceled.
 
4.  The maximum number of students for the classes being held in Carson City is 20 and registration will be on a first-come, first serve basis. 
 
5.  Accommodations for late registrations will be based upon class size, available supplies and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please contact the NPDA to inquire about availability.  Class cost for walk-in will be $50.00 per NPDA member and $100.00 per non-member.
 

Course Description: 


Primarily focuses on how to design and install a vapor distribution system inside a structure or within any portion of the system installed under the scope of NFPA 54.

 

Course objectives include:

 

• Identify different appliance types, requirements, and restrictions.
• Understand the design and installation considerations for gas appliances.
• Explain how to design and install natural, direct, and mechanical draft venting systems.
• Identify how to determine system pressure and load and other piping considerations.
• State how to convert gas appliances and add appliances to a system.
• Understand the process of installing interior piping.


Requirements for Certification include the following:


Prerequisite: 1.0 BP&P Certification completed within 12 months of passing the exam
• Passing score on 4.3 Installing Appliances and Interior VDS exam
• Completed 4.3 Installing Appliances and Interior VDS Skills Assessment returned to testing center within 12 months of passing the exam 


Download registration form.


Click here to register online. 


 
For more information, contact Lisa Menante at [email protected].