John Cignatta is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC. He carries numerous certifications that include: API-653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector, STI Inspector, NACE Accredited Corrosion Specialist, and NACE Accredited Cathodic Protection Specialist. Dr. Cignatta is an environmental and corrosion engineer experienced in piping and storage tank structure analysis, protective coatings, cathodic protection of buried and submerged structures, and the design, installation and protection of aboveground and underground storage tanks. John also provides expert witness testimonies in courtroom trials for insurance companies. He continues to teach a variety of the courses that are taught through NPTI.  

Andrew Cignatta is a certified inspector for Underground and Aboveground fuel tanks with over 20 years of experience in the industry.  He has installed, removed, repaired, above and under ground fuel tanks.  He has been an instructor for NPTI teaching the general courses along with client specific training programs.  His certifications include: NACE Certified Coatings Inspector, MDE UST Inspector, MDE UST Installer/Remover, DC DOEE UST Installer/Remover, Certified line/tank tester, STI SP-001 Inspector, Veeder Root and FE Petro ATG certifications, along with other industry relevant certifications.  

Course Schedule

NPTI courses begin at 8:00 am (Eastern Time) and conclude at 4:30 pm (Eastern Time). Some course schedules may vary based on content. There is a lunch break from approximately 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and various breaks throughout the day. Note: Lunch is not provided. Refer to the Student Guide document for more information.