PennTRAIN: CNG Fuel System Inspector Training and Certification

  • 12/11/2019
  • 12/13/2019
  • Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) Administrative Office
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CNG Fuel System Inspector Training
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – 10 AM to 5 PM

Thursday, December 12, 2019 – 8 AM to 5 PM
CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification
Friday, December 13 
– 8 AM to 11:30 AM*
  *The exam will begin at 8:30 AM, and attendees may leave upon completion.

Prerequisite: All attendees must complete the NGV Essentials and Safety Practices E-Learning course before attending the CNG Fuel System Inspector Training and Certification course.

You can learn more about the E-Learning course on NGVi's website, but please do not register through NGVi. The registration fee for the NGV Essentials and Safety Practices E-Learning is included in the registration fee you pay PennTRAIN. NGVi will send registrants login credentials and access instructions for the E-Learning in early November. 

CNG Fuel System Inspector Training

The CNG Fuel System Inspector Training is a two-day course intended to fully prepare your technicians to become qualified Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel System Inspectors as recommended by FMVSS and NGV2. The Course teaches attendees the proper techniques for inspecting the entire on-board CNG fuel system, including fuel storage cylinders. The Course also provides instruction on satisfying the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration requirement that all on-board vehicle CNG fuel storage cylinders be visually inspected every three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, and after any vehicle accident or fire. In short, your technicians will learn the proper methods to use to ensure vehicle fuel system safety and integrity.

The learning objectives for this course include:

  • Describe the properties and characteristics of natural gas
  • Identify the four types of CNG cylinders, their construction methods, certification requirements, current and past manufacturers
  • Identify the causes of cylinder failure
  • Identify all codes and standards that apply to CNG cylinders and other fuel system components
  • Identify all CNG high-pressure components, and their purpose
  • Identify and assess CNG cylinder and fuel system installations
  • Interpret all information from a CNG cylinder label
  • Describe the steps and methods to safely perform a CNG fuel system inspection in conformance with established standards
  • Describe the final disposition process for CNG cylinders and fuel system components
  • Describe the defueling options for CNG powered vehicles

CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification

NGVi’s CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification provides an independent assessment of the knowledge and application of skills necessary for technicians to competently conduct a CNG fuel system inspection according to all applicable codes and standards, and industry best practices. Certification designates that participants have sufficiently demonstrated the work-related knowledge, skills and competencies required to perform the tasks of a CNG fuel system inspector.

This NGVi CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions and participants will have 3 hours to complete the exam. A minimum score of 80% is required to obtain certification. Certification is valid for 5 years from the date of issue.

Client will receive notification of test results within 2 weeks of the exam date. Participants who successfully pass the exam will be mailed an official ID card and certificate. Participants who do not pass the exam will be allowed one complimentary re-take. The options for re-take include:

  • Registering to participate in a scheduled live testing session in our headquarters in Las Vegas;
  • Registering to participate in a scheduled live testing session in any of our public training venues; or
  • Registering for our online exam.

Please note that the entire testing process will be video recorded and participants will be expected to:

  • Present photo identification to verify identity prior to the start of the exam;
  • Remain silent during the exam;
  • Remain in the testing room until the exam has been turned in;
  • Forego use of electronic devices; and
  • Bring no study materials into the testing room.

If any of these requirements are not followed, the individual’s exam will be declared invalid; participant will fail, and will not be eligible for the complimentary re-take. Refunds will not be made for failure to follow the testing procedure.

Please be aware that the exam will include questions relating to all applicable national codes, standards and industry best practices. Though not mandatory, NGVi suggests that students obtain copies of NFPA 52 (2016 and 2013), as well as CGA C-6.4, in order to thoroughly prepare for the exam.

Presenter: TBD

Cost: $290 per person. PPTA cancellation policy applies.
This cost includes the NGV Essentials and Safety Practices E-Learning course. Access instructions will be provided to all registrants in early November.

Registration Deadline: November 19, 2019

Shuttle Transport: CATA has very limited parking options at this time. To best accommodate you, CATA is providing a shuttle, which will depart from the front of the Courtyard by Marriott twenty (20) minutes before the training is scheduled to begin. The Courtyard is located at 1730 University Drive, State College, PA 16801, and parking there is free and plentiful. The shuttle will return to the Courtyard at the conclusion of each day’s training. Please utilize this shuttle to avoid parking at CATA and potentially impacting their operations.

Lodging: PennTRAIN has secured a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 1730 University Drive, State College, PA 16801, for the nights of December 8-12 at the government rate of $101/night plus taxes. Click here to book online, or call 814-238-1881 and ask for the PennTRAIN block. Rooms will be released on November 15, or when sold out.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and breaks will be provided on December 11 & 12. Breakfast and breaks will be provided on December 13, but lunch will be on your own. Please inform Sara Bowden at sara@ppta.net of any dietary restrictions at least one week in advance.

Attire: Casual. Parts of the training will be held in a classroom, and other parts in the maintenance shop. Please dress accordingly. Because it can be a challenge to keep the meeting room at a temperature that accommodates everyone, we recommend bringing a sweater or jacket to stay comfortable.

Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) Administrative Office is located at:
2081 W Whitehall Road, State College, PA 16801

Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 115 Pine Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

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