UST Operator Training FAQs

Do I need to take UST operator training?

If you work at a facility with an underground storage tank, you may need to take operator training based on your job responsibilities.

If you own or manage a facility with an underground storage tank and are responsible for federal and state compliance for the tank, you will need to take Class A/B operator training.

If you work at a facility with an underground storage tank and may need to handle emergencies that may happen on site (such as spills, leaks, overflows or fires), you will need to take Class C operator training.

Do I need A/B or C operator training?

If you own or manage a facility with an underground storage tank and are responsible for federal and state compliance for the tank, you will need to take Class A/B operator training.

If you work at a facility with an underground storage tank and may need to handle emergencies that may happen on site (such as spills, leaks, overflows or fires), you will need to take Class C operator training.

What is the difference between A/B and C operator training?

A, B, and C operators are defined by the EPA and each operator type must be trained in specific topics related to storage tank management. The A/B operator course covers more in-depth material related to storage tank operation and maintenance, while the C operator course covers information on emergency response.

When must operators be trained?

Florida's Department of Environmental Protection requires that all UST operators are trained by August 6, 2015.

Is your course accepted in Florida?

Our course is designed to meet Florida and federal underground storage tank guidelines and is accepted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

When will I get my certificate?

Your completion certificate will be available for download immediately upon course completion. Simply log into your account and choose.

What do I do once I graduate?

After you graduate the course, download and print your certificate. Keep this (and all other operator certificates) with your facility records for verification during your DEP inspections. There is no need to report your completion to the DEP or mail your certificate anywhere.

Class A/B Operator Training FAQs

For more information, please see our page on Class A/B Operator Training.

How long is the Class A/B operator training course?

The class A/B operator training course is around 1 hour worth of content. Students may take longer to finish depending on their knowledge of the course material or reading ability.

What does the Class A/B training course cover?

Class A and B operators are required to be deeply familiar with underground storage tank operator statutes. Our course reviews the administrative requirements (such as operator training requirements, registration, recordkeeping and incident response) as well as the system requirements for underground storage tanks (such as spill and overflow protection, corrosion protection, release detection and repairs).

Class C Operator Training FAQs

For more information, please see our page on Class C Operator Training.

What is a Class C operator?

Class C operators are responsible for emergency response at a site with an underground storage tank.

How long is the Class C operator training course?

The class C operator training course is around 15 minutes long.

What does the Class C training course cover?

Class C operators are required to be trained in handling potential underground storage tank emergencies, so the Class C operator course covers topics such as emergency examples, shutoff switches, alarm boxes, spill containment, traffic control, first aid, fire control and facility requirements.

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