LESSON 1: NFPA 54-2012 National Fuel Gas Code 15 hours
LESSON 2: Massachusetts Modifications to Sections of NFPA 54-2012 20 hours
LESSON 3: General Provisions for Gas Work in Massachusetts 248 CMR 3.00 5 hours
LESSON 4: Education and Experience Requirements for Licensure 2 hours
LESSON 5: Propane Appliance Installations 15 hours
LESSON 6: Basic Appliance Troubleshooting 10 hours
LESSON 7: Large Gas Utilization Equipment 10 hours
LESSON 8: Liquid Piping and Vaporizers 12 hours
LESSON 9: Code Review for Exam 21 hours

TOTAL

 110 hours

 


LESSON 1: NFPA 54-2012 National Fuel Gas Code (15 hours)

  1. Definitions
  2. Piping Design, Materials and Components
    1. Interconnections Between gas Piping Systems
    2. Sizing of Piping Systems
    3. Pressure Limitations
    4. Materials and Joining Methods
    5. Regulators
    6. Shutoff Valves
  3. Gas Piping Installations
    1. Underground
    2. Concealed Piping
    3. Drips
    4. Prohibited Devices
    5. Electrical Bonding and Grounding
  4. Inspections, Testing and Purging
  5. Equipment Installations
    1. Accessibility and Clearance
    2. Air for Combustion and Ventilation
    3. Roof Installations
  6. Installation of Specific Equipment
    1. Restrictions in Bedrooms and Bathrooms
    2. Specific Appliance Installations
      1. Locations
      2. Confined Spaces
      3. Clearances
      4. Provisions for Make-Up Air
      5. Prohibited Installations
  7. Venting of Equipment
    1. Connections to Venting Systems
    2. Ventilating Hoods
    3. Direct Vent Equipment
  8. Equipment Draft Requirements
  9. Mechanical Draft Systems
  10. Types of Venting Systems
  11. Types of Chimneys
  12. Sizing Chimneys
  13. Gas Vents
    1. Single Wall
    2. B-Vent
    3. Manufactured
    4. Applications
    5. Terminations
    6. Sizing
  14. Condensing Drains
  15. Vent Connectors
  16. Draft Hoods and Controls

 


LESSON 2: Massachusetts Modifications to Sections of NFPA 54-2012 (20 hours)

  1. 1. 248 CMR 4.00 Massachusetts Fuel Gas Code
    1. 4.01 Purpose
    2. 4.02 Definitions
    3. 4.03  Scope of the Massachusetts Fuel Gas Code
    4. 4.04 Adoption of Relevant Codes and Order of Precedence
    5. 4.05 Equivalency
  2. 248 CMR 5.00 Amendments to NFPA 54
    1. 5.03 Chapter 3 Definitions
    2. 5.04 Chapter 4 General
    3. 5.05 Chapter 5 Gas Piping System Design, Materials and Components
    4. 5.07 Chapter 7 Gas Piping Installation
    5. 5.08 Chapter 8 Inspections, Testing and Purging
    6. 5.09 Chapter 9 Appliance, Equipment and Accessory Installation
    7. 5.10 Chapter 10 Installation of Specific Equipment
    8. 5.12 Chapter 12 Venting of Appliances

LESSON 3: General Provisions for Gas Work in Massachusetts 248 CMR 3.00  (5 hours)

  1. 3.04  Product Design and Testing Standards
    1. Product Approvals
    2. Variance
    3. Special Permission
    4. Test Sites
  2. 3.05  Permits and Inspections
    1. Permits
      1. Jurisdictions
      2. Requirements
      3. Permit Termination
    2. Inspections
      1. What is Required to be Inspected
      2. Notification
      3. Defective Material and Poor Workmanship
    3. Appeal Procedure
  3. 3.06  Grounds for Imposing Disciplinary Sanctions
    1. Deceptive Advertising
    2. Ethical Standards
    3. Conflict of Interest
  4. 3.07 Complaint Handling Process

LESSON 4: Education and Experience Requirements for Licensure (2 hours)

  1. 11.02 (5) Qualifications to Sit for an Undiluted Liquefied Petroleum Gas Installer Examination
    1. Undiluted Liquefied Petroleum Gas Installer After September 1, 2008
      1. Experience and Education Requirements
  2. 11.02 Qualifications to Sit for an Limited Undiluted Liquefied Petroleum Gas Installer Examination
    1. Experience and Practical Examination
      1. 11.03 Examinations
      2. 11.04 Continuing Education

 


LESSON 5: Propane Appliance Installations (15 hours)

  1. Proper Container Sizing and Adequate Vapor Supply for Appliances
  2. Adequate Pipe and Regulator Sizing
  3. Installing Piping and Tubing
    1. Pressure Testing
  4. Converting Appliances to Propane
  5. High Altitude Installations
  6. Gas Burner Components, Controls and Normal Operating Conditions
  7. Identifying Burner Problems

 


 

LESSON 6: Basic Appliance Troubleshooting (10 hours)

  1. Basic Troubleshooting Principles
  2. Electrical Safety Circuits
  3. Electronic Ignition Systems
  4. Sequence of Operation
  5. Draft Fans and Controls
  6. Troubleshooting Techniques and Guidelines for Propane Equipment

 


LESSON 7: Large Gas Utilization Equipment (10 hours)

  1. 7.01 Scope and Purpose
  2. 7.02 Definitions
  3. 7.03 General Provisions
    1. Special Permission
    2. Combustion Air and Ventilation
    3. Accessibility for Cleaning and Inspection
  4. Venting
  5. 7.04 Burner and Control Installations
    1. Main Burners
    2. Controls
    3. Pilots
    4. Pressure Ratings
    5. Shutoff Valves and Regulators
    6. Operating Sequencing
  6. 7.05 Initial Start-up and Adjustments
    1. Authorized Representative
    2. Purging
    3. Tests
    4. Operator Instructions

LESSON 8: Liquid Piping and Vaporizers (12 hours)

  1. Design Principles
  2. Materials
  3. Operation
  4. Installing
  5. Servicing


LESSON 9: Code Review for Exam (21 hours)