Certified Employee Training Programs (CETP)

Join Terry Hanson of Gas Training Specialties a CETP Trainer of 23 years. Terry provides quality certification courses throughout the year in various locations for your convenience. Stay up to date on industry standards and regulations.

2023 CETP Schedule

Basic Principles

March 7-8 Aberdeen

May 2-3 Pierre

July 10-11 Sioux Falls

September 18-19 Deadwood

November 6-7 Mitchell

Hazardous Materials

March 8 Aberdeen

May 3 Pierre

May 11 Rapid City

TBA Sioux Falls

September 19 The Lodge

2.2 Propane Delivery

April 4-6  Aberdeen

June 6-8 Pierre

August 8-10 Sioux Falls

October 10-12 Rapid City

December 5-7 Mitchell

Propane Refresher

April 6 Aberdeen

June 8 Pierre

August 10 Sioux Falls

October 12 Rapid City

December 7 Mitchell

Distribution Systems

May 9-11 4.1 Rapid City

CETP Course Registrations

1.0 Basic Principles & Practices

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.

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.

Hazardous Materials Drivers Training

Training if FREE of charge through a grant program with SDP2MA. This class is a Trainer the trainer for drivers. Class description is in the January 2023 SDP2MA Newsletter. (Please read)

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.


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4.1 Designing & 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.

Basic Delivery Refresher Training

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.


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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.

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Register for any of several offered courses!

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.

Must Be Purchased With a Course

Register for any of several offered courses!