Featured Training

CETP 3.0 Plant Operations

May 30, 2018 - Jun 1, 2018
Carson City, Nevada

Class:  CETP 3.0 Basic Plant Operations
Date: May 30 - June 1, 2018
Time:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisites: CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices
Registration Deadline: May 16, 2018

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.  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.
 
2.  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.
 
3.  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. 
 
4.  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 work in propane bulk plants, this course provides information, practices, and procedures that support general plant operations tasks.

Course Objectives Include:


• Identify the main components of a bulk plant.
• Operate the propane liquid supply system.
• Inspect and fill DOT containers.
• Inspect and fill vehicle mounted ASME tanks.
• Requalify 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 BP&P Certification completed within 12 months of passing the exam
• Passing score on the 3.0 Basic Plant Operations exam
• Completed 3.0 Basic Plant 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 nvpropane@gmail.com.

CETP 4.1 Designing and Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems

Jun 5, 2018 - Jun 7, 2018
Carson City, Nevada

Class:  CETP 4.1 Designing and Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems 
Date: June 5-7, 2018 
Time:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisites: CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices
Registration Deadline: May 22, 2018

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. 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.
 
2.  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.
 
3.  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. 
 
4.  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 nvpropane@gmail.com.

 

CETP 4.2 Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Operation

Jun 26, 2018 - Jun 27, 2018
Carson City, Nevada

Class:  CETP 4.2 Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Operation
Date: June 26-27, 2018
Time:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisites: CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices
Registration Deadline: June 12, 2018

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.  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.

 
2.  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.
 
3.  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. 
 
4.  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 nvpropane@gmail.com.

CETP 4.3 Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems

Jul 10, 2018 - Jul 11, 2018
Carson City, Nevada

Class:  CETP 4.3 Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems
Date: July 10-11, 2018
Time:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisites: CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices
Registration Deadline: June 26, 2018

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.  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.

 
2.  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.
 
3.  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. 
 
4.  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 nvpropane@gmail.com.

CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices of Propane - Blended Learning

Jul 17, 2018
Carson City, Nevada

The NPDA will be offering the following classes under the 2018 PERC Blended Learning Program, which reduces employee time out of the office while expanding the knowledge employees need to do their jobs safely and effectively. Blended learning is a hybrid approach to training for the propane industry. It combines online training with classroom training, allowing employees time to review the training online prior to attending a review class. This provides students with a solid foundation of the materials before following up with a one-day classroom instruction review of the materials. Thus, the training is a “blend” of online and classroom education.  This approach allows more time for the instructor to focus on technical concepts, to conduct more hands-on activities, and to provide additional time for review prior to students taking the NPGA CETP Certification Exam. 


Class:  CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices of Propane (6-8 Hours online training)
Date:  July 17, 2018
Time:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisites: None
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2018


Course Description:


The CETP Basic Principles and Practices of Propane offers an "entry level, foundational" course primarily about propane’s physical and combustion properties, and 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.


Download registration form


Click here to register online. 

 
For more information, contact Lisa Menante at nvpropane@gmail.com.

CETP 2.2 Bobtail Deliver Operations - Blended Learning

Jul 18, 2018
Carson City, Nevada

The NPDA will be offering the following classes under the 2017 PERC Blended Learning Program, which reduces employee time out of the office while expanding the knowledge employees need to do their jobs safely and effectively. Blended learning is a hybrid approach to training for the propane industry. It combines online training with classroom training, allowing employees time to review the training online prior to attending a review class. This provides students with a solid foundation of the materials before following up with a one-day classroom instruction review of the materials. Thus, the training is a “blend” of online and classroom education.  This approach allows more time for the instructor to focus on technical concepts, to conduct more hands-on activities, and to provide additional time for review prior to students taking the NPGA CETP Certification Exam. 

 

Class:  CETP 2.2 Bobtail Delivery Operations
Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Carson City, NV
Prerequisites: CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018

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.


Download registration form


Click here to register online. 

 

For more information, contact Lisa Menante at nvpropane@gmail.com.