SAFETY & TRAINING

Indiana Propane Gas and Association and the Propane industry has an enviable safety record due to the stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association. Every aspect of installation, storage, and tank filling has been considered to ensure worry-free operation. The strict safety codes mandated by the propane industry are further enhanced by propane's naturally safe features. 
IPGA offers Certified Employee Training Program courses throughout the year. 

 

2019 Employee Training - CETP and Non-Certified

IPGA offers certified and non-certified employee training for those working in the propane field or looking to obtain propane training certification in the state of Indiana.  Training sessions run in April, June and August in locations throughout the state.  Classes are open to members and non-members in Indiana.

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Course Locations:

  • Hampton Inn - 355 3rd Ave., Jasper, IN 47546, Phone: 812-481-1888
  • Courtyard Indianapolis Carmel - 37 W 103rd  St., Indianapolis, IN 46290, Phone: 317-571-1110
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - 2920 South Reed Rd., Kokomo, IN 46902, Phone: 765-455-2900

General Information:

  • Attendance at all training classes is by pre-registration only.
  • Classes are limited to 20 students.
  • IPGA reserves the right to cancel a class if there is a lack of participation.
  • Classes are held from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Registration includes all materials, continental breakfast, breaks and lunch.
  • Attendees are responsible for lodging costs.  For hotel reservations, please call the hotel directly and indicate you are with Indiana Propane.

Registrations:

  • Registration deadline is one week before the start of each class.
  • Refunds are provided for cancellations received at least one week before the start of each class, minus a $10 processing fee.

CETP Course Schedule:

1.0  Basic Principles and Practices of Propane   Note: This course is a prerequisite for all classes.
An entry level course that provides prerequisite instruction about propane’s physical and combustion properties; how propane is produced and transported; the organizations that influence, publish or enforce codes and standards; how basic functions are performed in bulk plant including primary safety concerns and customer service; odorants and service interruptions; complete and incomplete combustion characteristics; and much more.
April 9-10 – Jasper
August 6-7 – Kokomo
 

2.2 Bobtail Delivery Operations
This course provides information for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane and also covers bobtail equipment and systems, including the cargo tank, gauges, valves, pumps, meters, delivery hoses and emergency discharge control equipment.  We will present detailed procedures for safely loading a bobtail using the plant pump and discuss DOT requirements for bobtail inspections, as well as the features and installation requirements of ASME tanks at customer locations.
April 11-12 – Jasper
August 8-9 – Kokomo

4.1 Designing and Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems
This course focuses on designing and installing the exterior portions of a vapor distribution system for both residential and small commercial markets.  It addresses how to select and install containers, prevent corrosion, size and install regulators and meters, and select and install outdoor piping and tubing.
June 4-6 – Indianapolis

Cylinder Recertification
*This is a non-certified course
This course provides information about the properties and characteristics of propane, the different types of DOT cylinders requiring periodic requalification, and in-depth procedures for requalifying DOT cylinders using external visual inspection method.
June 11 – Indianapolis

2.4 Cylinder Delivery Operations
Information for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane.  This course covers DOT licensing and driving requirements; driving requirements and restrictions for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to deliver propane; vehicle inspections; identification, and documentation highlights; safely handling hazardous materials, the hazards of handling a variety of flammable and combustible liquids; and the associated safety measures.  In addition, driving defensively and handling accidents and emergencies; vehicle parking, servicing, and security; preparing cylinders for filling; filling cylinders and delivering cylinders.
June 12-13 – Indianapolis