The schedule will be announced in February.
Cathodic Protection Certification
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Registration Fee $125)
Class is held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For those not already certified and are seeking certification, the MPGA offers a full two-day class. The course will conclude with a written and practical examination. Each student must pass with a minimum score of 70 percent to receive a Cathodic Protection Certification showing competence and qualification. You may bring your own testing equipment, if desired.
Compliance Training Refresher Course
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Registration Fee $60)
Recertification may be accomplished by either satisfying the work experience requirements or by passing the half-day cathodic protection (CP) tester refresher class. Neither of these options can be used without submitting a copy of your original signed certification paper from National Pipeline Services. If you do not have the original certificate, then you must retake the regular two-day class to receive certification. For your certification to remain current, you must complete at least five documented CP tests and submit the MPGA CP Tester Recertification Application (link below) for approval every three years. If you are unable to document a minimum of five specific cathodic protection tests on five different tanks over the last three years and provide a copy of the actual test data sheets, you are required to attend a half-day refresher course. A certificate of completion will be provided.
Both courses will be held at Stanford’s LP Gas Training Center, 3611 N. Eastman Road, Midland, Michigan. The registration fee includes course materials, lunch and refreshment breaks. Attendance at all classes is by PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. Classes are limited to 10 students. Initially, only one individual from each company shall be allowed to register. This is due to limited size of participants. Accepted registrants will be notified and their registration fee is non-refundable.
Applying for Recertification
If you have satisfied the work experience requirements (all work experience must be since the original certification or the last certification), you may submit your MPGA CP Tester Recertification Application. In order to obtain your recertification, you must submit the following documentation:
- Completed Recertification Application
- $60 application fee (payable to MPGA)
- Copy of your original signed certification from National Pipeline Services.
Mail all documents to:
Michigan Propane Gas Association
629 West Hillsdale Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Please make a copy of the application for your records. For assistance with completing the application, contact Keith Boswell.