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Training for Certified Individuals

Technical Training - Initial Certification and Renewal

Applicants for initial certification in a category are required to attend an approved technical training course (see courses marked "I") prior to submittal of their application for certification. In addition, completion of an approved technical training course (see courses marked "R") may be used to renew certification in a category. The list of approved courses can be found below:

Administrative Training

Administrative Training (DEP provided) is required of all certified tank handlers prior to renewal of any categories. This is free training given by DEP, and will cover administrative aspects of the Storage Tanks Program, updates to forms and applications, and concerns that DEP would like to communicate to the certified community. Training is currently being provided via WebEx, schedule shown below. You must be preregistered to receive the link to the online training seminar. Contact tanks@pa.gov with your name, certification number, and selected date if you would like to register for one of these sessions.

Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspector Seminar (IUM) 

Training is currently being provided via WebEx, schedule shown below. You must be preregistered to receive the link to the online training seminar. Contact tanks@pa.gov with your name, certification number, and selected date if you would like to register for one of these sessions. This seminar will count towards the department Inspector Training requirement for renewal of IUM certification, as well as the administrative training requirement for renewal of tank handling certifications.

Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Training Seminar (IAM/IAF)

Training is currently being provided via WebEx, schedule shown below. You must be preregistered to receive the link to the online training seminar. Contact tanks@pa.gov with your name, certification number, and selected date if you would like to register for one of these sessions. This seminar will count towards the department Inspector Training requirement for renewal of IAM and IAF certifications, as well as the administrative training requirement for renewal of tank handling certifications.

Administrative/Inspector Training Schedule
UST/Admin Dates AST/Admin Dates
April 13, 2021March 16, 2021
June 8, 2021May 11, 2021
August 17, 2021July 13, 2021
October 19, 2021September 14, 2021
December 14, 2021November 14, 2021

The 2020 AST and UST seminar slides are available below for review of the course material presented. Please note that review of these slides does not count towards the completion of either course.