Professional Training Courses

STI/SPFA SP001 AST Inspector Training

This five-day course is specifically designed for contractors, engineers and/or owners who are responsible for the inspection of shop fabricated and smaller field erected aboveground storage tanks (AST’s) of petroleum and chemical products. It meets the requirements of 40 CFR 112 as an industry standard. The course is based on Steel Tank Institute “Standard for the Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks” for periodic and formal inspections. Details of existing regulations and various required procedures, equipment, and methodologies are reviewed along with example component systems.

Students satisfactorily passing the STI exams administered at the end of this course will be awarded certification as an STI SP001 AST Inspector. All registrations for this course are handled by the Steel Tank Institute.

View the upcoming classes in 2024

Contact STI for more information and to register.

For questions, please call Tiffany Multra of STI/SPFA at 224-286-6321 or tmultra@steeltank.com

5 Day Course
8:00 am – 4:30 pm M-F, EST

Location:
Hybrid Course – Course options for virtual via Microsoft Teams and In-person. See below for locations.

Registration dates available:
March 11-15, 2024 – Baltimore
May 20-24, 2024 – Baltimore
August 5-9, 2024 – Atlanta
October 21-25, 2024 – Long Beach
December 2-6, 2024 – Baltimore

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.

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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.

STI/SPFA SP001 AST

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.