About NPTI

About Us

National Petroleum Training Institute is a Hands-On-Training facility located in Owings Mills, Maryland.  Our unique training center is the only one of its kind in the country and includes a state-of-the-art classroom and an outdoor instruction area which contains three underground and two aboveground storage tanks. 

Each of the tanks has all the working components of a fuel system including overfill valves, ATG’s, dispensers, Emergency Shut off, etc. The three UST’s are installed with the top third of the tank exposed along with all the piping, containment sumps, conduits and catchment basins which are visible both through the open grate decking and from the sides.  Atop the steel deck are all of the hatches and covers to access and inspect the STP, ATG and catchment basins. We have both pressurized and suction systems represented and all items are color coded and labeled.  The systems are electrically and mechanically functional as the tanks are filled with a non-regulated liquid to demonstrate how each system functions. 

The outdoor training facility is a great tool to show the Fuel Tank Regulators, Installers, Engineers, Testers and Owners some of the solutions available in today’s market.  As newer equipment becomes available, changes will be made to keep this facility state-of-the-art and on the cutting edge.

We have a wide background in the individuals attending our training courses. They come from all corners of the U.S. and abroad. Many of the repeat students are here to take a refresher course required by various states to maintain UST Certifications. Others are facility owners looking to gain more knowledge on how testing works, understand the benefits of various fueling components and to see the latest and greatest technology available.

By combining traditional classroom learning with real-world practical experience our students are better prepared to meet the complex challenges this industry will face in the future.

Learn More About Our Courses

Our Fuel Systems Training Center is located in Owings Mills, MD and includes a hands-on training center for Underground and Aboveground storage tanks. Our unique training facility includes a state-of-the-art classroom and an outdoor demonstration area. By combining traditional classroom learning with real-world practical experience our students are better prepared to meet the complex challenges this industry will face in the future.


Facility Operator (Class A,B,C)

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 signed into law on August 8, 2005 requires owners of UST facilities to designate and identify by written list individuals to serve as Class A, B and C operator (s) for each facility. This one-day course specifically addresses the requirements for proper training of Class A, B and C Operators per the guidance provided by the EPA.

UST Inspector Course

This five-day course prepares experienced tank personnel with the specific requirements and tasks necessary for compliance inspection of existing UST’s. Details of required inspection items, along with necessary tools and site work are reviewed. Although this course is organized to follow the MDE Inspection Report, this class is intended for UST inspectors all over the country.

UST Refresher Course

This one-day refresher course is oriented towards already certified tank inspectors, technicians and removers in need of continuing education hours for their renewal requirements. This course will focus on the current UST regulations, avoiding common pitfalls with new tank installation, removals and maintenance/upgrade operations at existing facilities.


This five-day course is specifically designed for contractors, engineers and/or owners responsible for the inspection of shop fabricated and smaller field erected aboveground storage tanks (AST’s) of petroleum and chemical products.The course is based on Steel Tank Institute “Standard for the Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks” for periodic and formal inspections.