LESSON 1: NFPA 58 Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases10 hours
LESSON 2: Basic Principles of a Propane Gas System10 hours
LESSON 3-5: Gas Code Review for Exam75 hours
LESSON 6: Business Related Costs15 hours

TOTAL

110 hours




LESSON 1: NFPA 58 Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases (10 hours)

a. General Provisions

b. Definitions

c. Equipment and Appliances

1. Containers

a) Gauges

b) Relief Valves

c) Protection

d) Underground

e) Regulators

2. Temporary Heat and Food Service




LESSON 2: Basic Principles of a Propane Gas System (10 hours)

a. Sources and Characteristics of LP Gas

b. Physical Properties of Propane

c. Effects of Temperature and Pressure on Propane

d. Odorants: Purpose, Characteristics, and Maintenance

e. Combustion Characteristics of Propane

f. Safe Working Practices and Protective Equipment

g. Propane Industry Standards, Regulations, and Organizations

h. Fire Prevention Rules and Procedures

i. DOT/ICC Cylinders: Construction and Features


LESSON 3:

Thorough review of all sections of the Massachusetts Modifications to Sections of NFPA 54 2002 Edition

a. All sections when completed will be followed by a multiple choice exam. The number of questions should be appropriate to the length of the section




LESSON 4:

Thorough review of Gas Piping Design, Sizing and Installation as referenced in NFPA 54 2002 Edition

a. All sections when completed will be followed by a multiple choice exam. The number of questions should be appropriate to the length of the section


LESSON 5:

Thorough review of:

Gas equipment Installations as referenced in NFPA 54 2002 Edition

Gas Venting as referenced in NFPA 54 2002 Edition

Gas Utilization in Large Equipment 248 CMR 7.00

a. All sections when completed will be followed by a multiple choice exam. The number of questions should be appropriate to the length of the section




LESSON 6:

a. Forms of business

1. Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation

a) Required licenses

b. Business Type

1. Service, New Construction, Remodeling

2. Franchise, New Independent Business, Takeover

c. Start-Up Budget

1. Legal and Professional Fees

2. Occupancy

3. Licenses and Permits

4. Equipment

5. Insurance

6. Supplies

7. Advertising

8. Salaries and Wages

a) Payroll Expenses

9. Accounting

10. Income

11. Utilities

d. Operating Budget

1. Personnel

2. Insurance

3. Rent

4. Depreciation

5. Loan Payments

6. Advertising

7. Legal and Accounting

8. Miscellaneous Expenses

9. Supplies

10. Salaries and Wages

a) Payroll Expenses

11. Utilities

12. Taxes

13. Repairs and Maintenance

e. Write a Business Plan.