LESSON 1: Basic Principles of Propane 21 hours
LESSON 2: Safety and Installation Practices (OSHA) 10 hours
LESSON 3: Education & Experience Requirements 248 CMR 3.00 and 11.00 3 hours
LESSON 4: NFPA 58-2011 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code 25 hours
LESSON 5: 248 CMR 8.00 Amendments to NFPA 58-2011 1 hour
LESSON 6: Designing a Propane Distribution System 16 hours
LESSON 7: Installing Propane Vapor Distribution Systems 32 hours
LESSON 8: Delivery basics 2 hours

TOTAL

 110 hours

 

LESSON 1: Basic Principles of Propane (21 hours)

  1. Course Overview and Objectives
  2. Sources and Characteristics of LP Gases
    1. Physical Properties of Propane
    2. Effects of Pressure and Temperature on Propane
  3. Odorants
    1. Purpose
    2. Characteristics
    3. Maintenance
  4. Odor Complaints
    1. Gas leaks
    2. Service Interruptions
  5. Combustion Characteristics of Propane
    1. Definition of Combustion
    2. Basic Chemistry of Combustion
    3. Air Needed for Proper Combustion
    4. Products of Complete Combustion
    5. Incomplete Combustion
      1. Products of Incomplete Combustion
        1. Carbon Monoxide
        2. Acid Damage to Equipment, Flues and Chimney Systems
      2. Cause and Effects
      3. Flame Characteristics
        1. Primary and Secondary Air
  6. Carbon Monoxide at Customer Locations
  7. Propane Industry Standards, Regulations and Organizations
  8. Safe Working Practices
    1. Handling and Storage
    2. Protective Equipment
  9. Fire Prevention Rules and Procedures
  10. Common Features and Equipment
  11. Receiving Propane at a Bulk Plant
  12. Delivery of Propane to Customers
  13. Agencies Related to Delivery of Propane)
    1. DOT (Department of Transportation)
    2. ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission)
    3. ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  14. 14. DOT/ICC Cylinders and ASME Tanks
    1. Service Applications
    2. Construction and Features
      1. Safety Devices
      2. Converting Pounds to Gallons
    3. C. Inspection Regulations and Filling
  15. Propane Piping, Tubing, Fittings and Residential Systems

 


LESSON 2: Safety & Installation Practices (10 hours)

Each apprentice must attend and receive an OSHA 10 card through an OSHA certified instructor or program.


LESSON 3: Education & Experience Requirements 248 CMR 3.00 and 11.00 (3 hours)

  1. Scope and Application 11.01
    1.  What does 11.00 cover and to whom does it apply.
  2. Education and Experience Requirements for Apprentices and Licensees 11:02
    1. Qualifications for admission to LP Installer Exam 11.02 (5)
      1. LP Installer in training experience and education requirements
        1. Experience
        2. Education
    2. Limitation on Examination Attempts
  3. Out-of State/Country Licensee Waiver and Equivalency Requirements 11.02 (7)
  4. Unlicensed Practice 11.02 (8)
  5. Application Requirements and Examination Administration 11.03
    1. Application Materials 11.03 (1)
    2. Reasonable Accommodations for Examination 11.03 (2)
    3. Examination Scores 11.03 (3)
    4. Examination Review 11.03 (4)
  6. Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) Requirements 11.04
    1. General Continuing Education Provisions 11.04 (1)
    2. Requirements for License Renewal 11.04 (2)
    3. Qualifications for Exemption of the Continuing Education Requirements 11.04 (3)
      1. Exemptions
      2. Waivers
    4. Failure by a Licensee to Complete Continuing Education Requirements 11.04 (4)
    5. Reinstatement of lapsed/expired/suspended licenses 11.04 (5)
    6. Initial Documentation of Completion of Continuing Education Requirements 11.04 (6)
    7. Duplicate Continuing Education Certificates 11.04 (7)
    8. Falsification of Continuing Education Certificates 11.04 (8)
  7. Qualifications and Requirements Continuing Education Providers and Educators 11.05
    1. Qualifications and requirements for Continuing Education Providers 11.05 (1)
    2. Instructor Qualifications to Conduct Continuing Education Courses 11.05 (2)
    3. Mandatory Record Keeping Requirements 11.05 (3)
    4. Formats for Providers to offer Continuing Education Courses 11.05 (4)
    5. Expiration and Denial of Board Approval 11.05 (5)
    6. Course Material 11.05 (6)
  8. Education Hours and Course Content Requirements 11.06
    1. Board Certification Required 11.06 (1)
    2. Administrative Requirements for Educational Programs 11.06 (2)
      1. Instructor Qualifications
      2. Education Requirements for 550 hour Program
      3. Education Requirements for 330 hour Program
      4. Education Requirements for 220 hour Program
      5. Grandfathering
  9. 248 CMR, Section 3.03 Apprentice Licenses
    1. 3.03 (2) (a) General Provisions
      1. 6. Retaining W-2 records of employment

LESSON 4: NFPA 58-2011 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (25 hours)

  1. How to Properly Read a Code Book
  2. General Provisions
    1. Definitions
  3. Propane Equipment and Appliances
    1. Containers
    2. Piping
    3. Appliances and Equipment
  4. Propane System Installations
    1. Industrial
    2. Appliances
    3. Vehicles
    4. Fire Protection
  5. Propane Liquid Transfer
  6. Cylinder Storage
  7. Transporting Propane Gas
  8. Structure that House Propane Distribution Facilities
  9. Engine Fuel Systems
    1. General Purpose Vehicles
    2. Forklifts and Industrial Vehicles
    3. Garaging of Vehicles
  10. Refrigerated Containers
    1. Provisions
    2. Locations
  11. Marine Shipping and Receiving
  12. Operations and Maintenance
  13. Tables and Charts
  14. Referenced Publications
  15. Appendixes

 


LESSON 5: 248 CMR 8.00 Amendments to NFPA 58-2011 (1 hour)

  1. 248 CMR 8.03 Modifications to Chapter 3 – Definitions
  2. 248 CMR 8.04 Modifications to Chapter 4 – LP Gas Equipment & Appliances
  3. 248 CMR 8.05 Modifications to Chapter 5 – Installation of LP Gas Systems

 

LESSON 6: Designing a Propane Distribution System (16 hours)

  1. Reading Architectural and Construction Drawings
  2. Determining System Loads and Demands
  3. Designing DOT Exchange and Stationary
  4. Designing Above Ground ASME Containers
  5. Designing Under Ground ASME Tank Installations
    1. Proper Corrosion Control for Under Ground Tanks and Piping
  6. Selecting proper Regulators for Distribution Systems
  7. Selecting Piping and Tubing
  8. Selecting Vapor Meters

 


LESSON 7: Installing Propane Vapor Distribution Systems (32 hours)

  1. Preparing ASME Tanks for Transportation and Installation
  2. Transporting Materials
  3. Procedures to Locate Underground Utilities and Services
  4. Preparing Foundations for DOT/ICC Cylinders and ASME Tanks
  5. Trenching, Digging and Backfilling
  6. Installing DOT/ICC Stationary or Exchange Cylinders
  7. Installing ASME Tanks
    1. Above Ground
    2. Under Ground
  8. Corrosion Protection Systems for Under and Above Ground Tanks and Distribution Lines
  9. Installing Manifold Cylinders
  10. Installing Underground Piping Using Polyethylene Tubing and Fittings
    1. Installing Polyethylene Tubing Using Heat Fusion
    2. Repairs to Polyethylene Tubing
  11. Regulator Installations
    1. Using Copper Tubing for Distribution Systems
  12. Using Steel Piping for Distribution Systems
  13. Installing CSST (Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing)
  14. Pressure Testing Propane Distribution Lines
  15. Installation of Vapor Meters
  16. Purging Propane Distribution Lines
  17. Checking for Leaks
  18. Placing Appliances and Equipment into Service
  19. Documentation and Record Keeping
  20. Providing Propane Information to the Consumer

LESSON 8: Delivery Basics (2 hours)

  1. DOT Driver Qualifications
  2. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Information
  3. Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  4. Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance
    1. Identification Requirements
    2. Documentation Requirements
  5. Methanol and Other Flammable Liquids