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 write and teach the certified AST inspector course for the Steel Tank Institute and MDE UST Inspector courses.

Andrew Cignatta is a project manager with over 15 years of experience evaluating failing coatings and oversees all fuel systems projects and UST/AST inspections performed by Datanet Engineering and Construction. His certifications include: NACE Certified Coatings Inspector, MDE UST Inspector, MDE UST Installer/Remover, and certified in Washington DC for testing, installation, and removal of Underground Storage Tanks.

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.