2019 IPGA Employee Training

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, July and August in locations throughout the state and pre-registration is necessary.  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
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites - 2820 Merchants Mile, Columbus, IN 47201, Phone: 812-552-5333
  • 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.
  • The number of students is limited for each class.  Register early to ensure your participation.  IPGA reserves the right to cancel a class if there is 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.


  • Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of each class.  A refund, less a $25 administrative fee, will be provided for cancellations received at least 7 days prior to the first day of class.
  • Fees: Certified Courses - $145, Certified Refresher Classes - $70, Non-Certified Courses - $70

Certified Employee Training Program (CETP):

The 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices of Propane course is a prerequisite for all classes.

Refresher Training Classes are for students who have previously completed the certification process and need to complete the 3-year recertification.

1.0  Basic Principles and Practices of Propane   Note: This course is a prerequisite for all classes.
This entry level course is a prerequisite to the more advanced classes.  It provides instruction about propane's physical combustion properties, and how propane is produced and transported.  Other topics covered include the organizations that influence, publish, or enforce codes and standards; how basic functions are performed in a 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
July 17 (Refresher) - Columbus
August 6-7 – Kokomo

2.2 Bobtail Delivery Operations
This course provides information for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane. It 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.
April 11-12 – Jasper
July 18 (Refresher) - Columbus
August 8-9 – Kokomo

2.4 Cylinder Delivery Operations
This course is primarily designed to train propane delivery personnel who operate cylinder delivery vehicles. The course provides information, practices, and procedures that support many general delivery tasks.
Topics include 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; and filling cylinders and delivering cylinders.
June 12-13 – Indianapolis

4.1 Designing and Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems
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. In addition, designing vapor systems (container and lines); designing vapor distribution systems (regulators and meters); preparing system components for transport; installing containers, lines, regulators and meters; system tests; and safety information.
June 4-6 – Indianapolis

Non-Certified Courses:

Cylinder Recertification
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

OSHA & DOT First 90-Day HAZMAT Training
This is a very important new employee 90-day compliance opportunity. USDOT HAZMAT Transportation Safety will touch upon the requirements, but not the details of specific individual company’s written Emergency Action Plan and Security Awareness Action Plan. Other HAZMAT training will focus on the employee’s “Right to Know;” the risk associated with the hazardous material they work with; and the suggested safe handling procedures and personal protective equipment that are recommended as risk mitigation tools. In addition, proper labeling and inspections of containers and trucks; what to do when involved in a motor vehicle accident; drug and alcohol testing and reporting requirements; CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle) Driver requirements, inspections and cylinder inspections. This training, when combined with an effective on-the-job training program and ongoing safety training regiment, will assist with meeting the training requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulation.
July 19 - Columbus