Certified Employee Training Program (CETP)

SDP2MA offers an extensive educational training schedule.

2017 CETP Schedule

Click on the following links for class registration forms

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR 4.1 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

Certified Employee Training Program (CETP)

Basic Class 2017

Delivery Class 2017

Distribution Systems 4.1 – 2017

Distribution Systems 4.2 – 2017

Plant Operations – 2017

Join instructor Terry Hanson of Gas Training Specialists for the following courses in 2017:

1.0 Basic Principles and Practices of Propane (BP&P)

The CETP Basic Principles and Practices of Propane offers an “entry level” course that provides prerequisite instruction about propane’s physical and combustion properties, and how propane is produced and transported. Some of the other topics covered are:

  • Organizations that influence, publish or enforce codes and standards
  • How basic functions are performed in a bulk plant, including primary safety concerns, and customer service
  • Odorants and service interruptions
  • Complete and incomplete combustion characteristics, and much more.
  • NFPA 54, 2012 edition
  • NFPA 58, 2011 edition

Requirement for 1.0 Certification include the following:

1.0 Passing score on exam

1.0 Completed Skills Assessment returned to the testing center within 12 months of passing the exam

Delivery Group: 2.2, 2.4, and 2.2/2.4 Combo 2.1 Propane Delivery Operations (PDO)

Propane Delivery Operations (PDO) is NOT a certification. However, knowledge objectives from the PDO curriculum are included in each of the Delivery certification exams, with the exception of 2.3. The 2.1 Skills Assessment tasks have also now been included in all Delivery Certification Areas, as applicable. Example: the Bobtail Delivery Operations Skills Assessment now contains all tasks from 2.1 and 2.2 in one document.

2.2 Bobtail Delivery Operations (BDO)

The newly updated, full-color CETP Bobtail Delivery Operations course provides information for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane. This course also covers:

  • Bobtail equipment and systems. Explains a bobtail’s basic equipment and systems, including the 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.
  • Recommend completing the appropriate (Book 2.4) Propane Delivery Operations and Cylinder Delivery modules for certification to operate a Bobtail to Deliver Propane NFPA 54, 2012 edition
  • NFPA 58, 2011 edition

Requirements for 2.2 Certification include the following:

Prerequisite: 1.0 Certification Completed within 12 months of passing the exam

2.2 Passing score on exam

2.2 Completed Skills Assessment returned to the testing center within 12 months of passing exam

2.4 Cylinder Delivery Operations

The Propane Delivery Operations and Cylinder Delivery course provides information for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane. It also covers:

  • DOT Licensing and Driving Requirements. Discusses driving requirements and restrictions for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to deliver propane
  • Vehicle inspections, identification, and documentation highlights
  • Safely handling hazardous materials. Discusses the hazards of handling a variety of flammable an combustible liquids and the associated safety measures
  • Driving defensively and handling accidents and emergencies. Also vehicle parking, servicing, and security
  • Preparing cylinders for filling
  • Filling cylinders and delivering cylinders
  • NFPA 54, 2012 edition
  • NFPA 58, 2011 edition

Requirements for Certification include the following:

Prerequisite: 1.0 Certification Completed within 12 months of passing the exam

2.4 Passing score on exam

2.4 Completed Skills Assessment returned to the testing center within 12 months of passing the exam

2.2/2.4 Delivery Combo: Bobtail and Cylinder Delivery Certification

Requirements for Certification include the following:

Prerequisite: 1.0 Certification Completed within 12 months of passing the exam

2.2/2.4 Passing score on Combo exam

2.2/2.4 Completed Combo Skills Assessment returned to the testing center within 12 months of passing the exam

3.0 Basic Plant Operations

The updated, full-color Basic Plant Operations textbook provides information for employees working in propane bulk plants. It provides information, practices, and procedures that support many general plant operations tasks.

The course is primarily designed to train employees who: Inspect and fill DOT cylinders and ASME tanks at the bulk plant, re-qualify DOT cylinders, maintain cylinders, tanks, and bulk plant equipment systems, and other propane employees who could benefit from particular sections of this course include plant managers and plant office personnel. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the main components of a bulk plant
  • Operates a propane liquid supply system
  • Inspect and fill DOT cylinders
  • Inspect and fill vehicle mounted ASME tanks
  • Re-qualify DOT cylinders by visual inspection
  • Maintain cylinders and ASME tanks
  • Unload a cargo tank motor vehicle
  • Maintain bulk plant systems and equipment

Requirements for Certification include the following:

Prerequisite: 1.0 Certification Completed within 12 months of passing the exam

3.0 Passing score on exam

3.0 Completed Skills Assessment returned to the testing center within 12 months of passing the exam

Vapor Distribution Systems Operations: 4.1, 4.2

4.1 Designing and Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems

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. (462 pages)

  • Module 1: Introduction to designing vapor distribution systems
  • Module 2: Designing vapor systems: container and lines
  • Module 3: Designing vapor distribution systems: regulators and meters
  • Module 4: Preparing system components for transport
  • Module 5: Installing containers
  • Module 6: Installing lines
  • Module 7: Installing regulators and meters
  • Module 8: Others installations
  • Module 9: System tests
  • Module 10: Safety information
  • NFPA 54, 2012 edition
  • NFPA 58, 2011 edition

Requirements for Certification include the following:

Prerequisite: 1.0 Certification Completed within 12 months of passing the exam

4.1 Passing score on exam

4.1 Completed Skills Assessment returned to testing center within 12 months of passing the exam

4.2 Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Operation

This CETP training manual focuses primarily on the procedure of placing a vapor distribution system into operation. The course addresses 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. (392 pages)

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Vapor distribution system tests
  • Module 3: Validating vapor distribution systems
  • Module 4: Identifying venting requirements and characteristics
  • Module 5: Validating combustion air
  • Module 6: Leak Check Procedures
  • Module 7: Purging air from a piping system
  • Module 8: Placing appliances into operation
  • Module 9: Appliance controls and safety devices
  • Module 10: Spillage test
  • Module 11: Identifying burning characteristics of propane
  • Module 12: Safety Information
  • NFPA 54, 2012 edition
  • NFPA 58, 2011 edition

Requirements for Certification include the following:

Prerequisite: 1.0 Certification Completed within 12 months of passing the exam

4.2 Passing score on exam

4.2 Completed Skills Assessment returned to testing center within 12 months of passing the exam

 We also offer Dispensing Propane Safely courses upon request. 

All classes are open to all propane marketers throughout the state of South Dakota. 

We also welcome propane marketers from surrounding states.

 

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