Professional Training Courses

Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspector Course

This five-day course prepares experienced tank personnel with the specific requirements and tasks necessary for compliance inspection of existing underground storage tanks (USTs). 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.

Course Topics: 

  • Tanks & Piping
  • Out of Service Tanks
  • Containment Sumps
  • Tank Top & Venting
  • Spill & Overfill
  • Vapor Recovery
  • Corrosion Control
  • Tightness Testing
  • Housekeeping & Monitoring Pipes
  • Inventory Control
  • Release Detection
  • Facility Operator
  • Renewable Fuel Problems
  • UST Electrical Problems
  • Real World Tank Problems

The successful completion of this course is required by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to take the state UST Inspector exam. To receive a Certificate of Successful Completion from NPTI, students must:

  • Attend/sign-in to class each of the five days the course is in session
  • Attend the entire eight-hour session each day
  • Take the final exam and achieve an 80% or better

The course begins at 8:00 am (Eastern Time) and concludes at 4:30 pm (Eastern Time). There is a lunch break from approximately 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and various breaks throughout the day.

Note: Lunch is not provided.

Approved by Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)

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

Location:
NPTI Training Facility – 11416 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills MD, 21117

Course cost: $1950.00

Registration dates available:
March 25-29, 2024
September 9-13, 2024

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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.