Summer/Fall 2023 Course Schedule
CETP: An Effective Resource for Successful Propane Business Managers

The Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) is a great resource for propane companies interested in improving the safety of their employees and customers, increasing productivity and employee morale, and adhering to federal and state regulations. CETP helps propane companies serve the communities they operate in by providing up-to-date, task-specific technical training that  eliminates guesswork and empowers employees to perform their jobs confidently, knowledgeably and safely.

PLEASE NOTE: To avoid cancellation of a course, a minimum of 12 students must be registered three weeks prior to the start of each class.


Northern California
TEECO Products, Inc.
7471 Reese Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 688-3535

Central California
Meeder Eq./Ransome Mfg.
3495 S. Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725
(559) 485-0979

Southern California
Meeder Eq./Ransome Mfg.
12323 6th Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
(909) 463-0600

Course Hours ALL courses will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Note pad and #2 Pencil
  • Electronic Calculator

Test Results On the final day of each course, the certification test will be administered to all registrants. The test will then be forwarded to Industrial Training Service for evaluation and  recording.

Please Note: The supervisor of the registrant must complete and return the skill assessment reports (included with the class materials) to Industrial Training Service before the results of the tests will be returned.


Basic Principles and Practices of Propane is an “entry level” course that provides pre-requisite instruction about propane’s physical and combustion properties, how propane is produced and transported and will aid in preparing for NPGA’s CETP certification. Basic Principles and Practices of Propane is an essential tool for ensuring employee safety and continuing success.

The topics covered are: Introduction to the Basic Principles and Practices of Propane; Propane Customer Applications and Customer Service; Sources and Physical Properties of Propane; Odorants and Service Interruptions; Complete and Incomplete Combustion Characteristics; Standards, Regulations, and Safety; Bulk Plants; and DOT Cylinders, Propane Piping, and Residential Systems.

Fee $50 Underwritten with PERC Rebate Funds

Required NFPA 54, 2021 edition/NFPA 58, 2020 edition

*NOTE: This course MUST be completed to receive certification in any other CETP course

Available Dates & Locations
July 11-12, Sacramento
July 18-19, Fresno
July 25-26, Rancho Cucamonga


Propane Delivery includes inspecting, maintaining and operating propane delivery vehicles, filling propane storage containers, and making customer deliveries of propane. This course is primarily designed to train propane delivery personnel who operate cylinder delivery vehicles and provides information, practices, and  procedures that support many general delivery tasks.

Bobtail Delivery Operations course provides information for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane. This course also covers: Bobtail equipment and systems; explains a bobtail’s basic equipment and systems, including the cargo tank, gauges, valves, pumps, meters, delivery hoses and emergency discharge control equipment; presents detailed procedures for safely loading a bobtail using the plant pump; discusses DOT requirements for bobtail inspections; and reviews the features and installation requirements of ASME tanks at customer locations.

Fee $50 Underwritten with PERC Rebate Funds

Required NFPA 54, 2021 edition/NFPA 58, 2020 edition

Available Dates & Locations
August 1-3, Sacramento
August 8-10, Fresno
August 15-17, Rancho Cucamonga


Primarily designed to train employees, this training focuses on the design and installation of the exterior portions of a vapor distribution system for both residential and small commercial markets. This course addresses how to select and install containers, prevent corrosion, size and install regulators and meters, and select and install outdoor piping and tubing.

Fee $250 Member/$450 Non-Member

Required NFPA 54, 2021 edition/NFPA 58, 2020 edition

Available Dates & Locations
August 22-24, Sacramento
August 29-31, Rancho Cucamonga
September 12-14, Fresno

Click here to download the registration form.