SDP2MA offers an extensive educational training schedule.

2021 CETP Schedule

Certified Employee Training Program (CETP)

Join instructor Terry Hanson of Gas Training Specialists for the following courses in 2021

Basic Class 2021

Propane Delivery Class 2021

4.1 Distribution Systems Class 2021

4.2 Distribution Systems Class 2021

Basic Principles and Delivery Refreshers Class 2021

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, 2015 edition
  • NFPA 58, 2017 edition

Basic Delivery Class 2021 Printable Registration Form

 

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

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, 2015 edition
  • NFPA 58, 2017 edition

Propane Delivery Class 2021 Printable Registration Form

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, 2015 edition
  • NFPA 58, 2017 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.

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, 2015 edition
  • NFPA 58, 2017 edition

 

4.1 Distribution Systems Class 2021 Printable Registration Form

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, 2015 edition
  • NFPA 58, 2017 edition

4.2 Distribution Systems Class 2021 Printable Registration Form

 

4.1 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 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

NFPA 54 Handbook

Get up to speed with the latest provisions for installing gas piping and appliances, and for venting for gas appliances faster with the NFPA 54 Handbook.

NFPA 58 Handbook

Help protect people and installations from LP-Gas hazards and perform your job with precision. The NFPA 58 LP-Gas Code Handbook is the quintessential resource for the correct application of the 2020 edition of NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code.