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The Propane Training Institute (PTI) maintains over 30 bilingual training programs, covering over 150 learning objectives, which are recognized and accredited by regulators across Canada.

Our training programs are skills-based so companies that use propane can make ensure their employees do their jobs safely and efficiently.

Our courses also allow the trainee to obtain valid certificates on the safe handling and use of propane and propane-fuelled equipment.

Most of our courses have been designed to be completed in eight hours or less, reducing workers time away from work.

Training materials are available for purchase in print, PDF versions and some are also available online.

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Once you have your profile, you will be able to access for free to the online course: Product Knowledge–Propane/LPG Specific – 100-00.

Skills Training: Technical training programs are delivered by experienced trainers and examiners certified. Trainees must successfully complete both written and hands-on practical exams to receive a CPA/PTI certificate recognized by regulatory authorities.

This course is designed for practicing propane field personnel who wish to obtain the necessary information with respect to filling propane cylinders and automotive tanks.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination. AVAILABLE ONLINE

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TDG - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information (WHMIS)

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PPO-3

Québec

RBV

New-Brunswick

PPO-2

Nova Scotia

Class F

Prince Edward Island

Dispenser Unit Operator

Newfoundland and Labrador

Container Refill Centre Operator

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is the same as Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01 but also includes the information necessary to meet the requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations with respect to the handling, offering for transport and transporting of propane and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). A practicing propane field personnel can either do 2 courses:  100-01 and 100-03 OR 100-11.

It covers:

  • Classification
  • Documentation
  • Transporting Propane Cylinders
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Marks
  • Means of Containment Requirements
  • Reporting; and
  • Special Cases for Transporting Propane/LPG.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TDG - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information (WHMIS)
  • CSA B339/340 Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Filling Propane Pump Attendant – Transportation of Dangerous Goods Enhanced – 100-11 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PPO-3

Québec

RBV

New-Brunswick

PPO-2

Nova Scotia

Class F

Prince Edward Island

Dispenser Unit Operator

Newfoundland and Labrador

Container Refill Centre Operator and TDG

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

 

This course is designed for practicing propane field personnel who wish to obtain the necessary information with respect to filling propane cylinders.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination. AVAILABLE ONLINE

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TDG - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information (WHMIS)

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Filling Propane Cylinders – 100-08 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PPO-3-C (cylinder specific)

Québec

RBV

New-Brunswick

PPO-2

Nova Scotia

Class F

Prince Edward Island

Dispenser Unit Operator

Newfoundland and Labrador

Container Refill Centre Operator

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This is the same course as Filling Propane Cylinders – 100-08 but also includes the information necessary to meet the requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations with respect to the handling, offering for transport and transporting of propane and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). A practicing propane field personnel can either do 2 courses:  100-08 and 100-03 OR 100-18.

It covers:

  • Classification
  • Documentation
  • Transporting Propane Cylinders
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Marks
  • Means of Containment Requirements
  • Reporting; and
  • Special Cases for Transporting Propane/LPG.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TDG - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information (WHMIS)
  • CSA B339/340 Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Filling Propane Cylinders – Transportation of Dangerous Goods Enhanced – 100-18 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PPO-3-C (cylinder specific)

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed for practicing propane/liquefied petroleum gas field personnel who wish to obtain the necessary information to perform inspections of propane tanks.

Note that this course does not qualify the individual as an ASME tank inspector or to remove pressure relief valves. Successful completion of this course will provide the student with the training necessary to safely evacuate propane/liquified petroleum gas from horizontal ASME tanks.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite:

  • Bulk Truck Propane Delivery – 300-01 or be
  • A Practicing/experienced propane worker

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • Provincial regulations

This course is designed for practising propane field personnel who wish to obtain the necessary information with respect to the operation of a propane bulk plant.

Bulk plants differ from location to location both in layout and operational function. This course is designed to provide not only an in-depth introduction but also a general review of Bulk Plant Operations that an individual propane worker may encounter as part of their daily work routines and regulatory safety compliance responsibilities. The skills covered in this course may not include specific duties that may be required of bulk plant personnel.

Accordingly, the Canadian Propane Association / Propane Training Institute offers a number of additional courses applicable to individuals working at propane bulk plant including:

  • Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods – Propane/LPG Specific – 100-03
  • Cylinder Inspection and Requalification – 100-04
  • Visual Inspection of Propane Tanks and Pressure Relief Valves – 100-09
  • Bulk Truck Propane Delivery – 300-01
  • Propane Railcar Unloading – 300-02
  • Cargo Loading and Securement – 300-05

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • CSA B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code
  • CSA B149.5 Installation Code for Propane Fuel Systems and Containers on Motor Vehicles
  • CSA B339/340 Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Bulk Plant Operations – 600-03 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

In conjunction with PTI 100-01 course, PPO-2

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed for practicing propane field personnel who wish to obtain the necessary information with respect to filling propane cylinders and automotive tanks.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination. AVAILABLE ONLINE

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TDG - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information (WHMIS)

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PPO-3

Québec

RBV

New-Brunswick

PPO-2

Nova Scotia

Class F

Prince Edward Island

Dispenser Unit Operator

Newfoundland and Labrador

Container Refill Centre Operator

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed to train individuals in the fuelling of propane motor fuel. The course includes safety procedures in the handling and fuelling of propane motor fuel tanks.

The course includes both a multiple-choice examination and a practical exam. AVAILABLE ONLINE

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TDG - Transportation of Dangerous Goods

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Filling Auto Propane Tanks – 100-02 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PPO-3-A (auto propane specific)

Québec

RBV

New-Brunswick

PPO-2

Nova Scotia

Class F

Prince Edward Island

Dispenser Unit Operator

Newfoundland and Labrador

Container Refill Centre Operator

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course covers the inspection and re-qualification of propane motor fuel and vapour tanks on highway vehicles by the visual inspection method.

Upon completion of this training course the student will be able to:

  • identify and measure defects on motor fuel tanks and vapour containers on highway vehicles caused by dents, cuts and gouges, and corrosion;
  • identify when containers must be removed from service;
  • properly return a container to service and properly dispose of those containers that must be removed from service; and,
  • complete the proper re-qualification stamping and proper record keeping.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite:

  • Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01 OR Propane Pump Attendant – Transport of Dangerous Goods Enhanced – 100-11

Prequalification: Highway vehicle conversion/inspection training course or other related training course instructed by government or industry.

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.5 Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles
  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling and provincial regulations
  • CGA C-6 Standard for Visual Inspection of Steel Compressed Gas Cylinders

This course is designed to cover the fundamentals of propane fuel tanks and equipment, and the conversion, servicing, and inspection of highway vehicles that utilize propane as a motive power.

Tasks covered in this course include the installation of motor vehicle propane tanks, connecting and routing propane fuel lines, connecting and using propane conversion kit electrical and computer control systems, and ensuring the quality of the installation.

An understanding of, and experience with these topics is presumed throughout this course, however key elements of basic automotive technology are reviewed in the context of a propane conversion

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: A Red Seal (or equivalent) automotive mechanics certification and the student must successfully complete at least one auto propane installation technical course offered by specific auto propane equipment kit product manufacturers either directly supplied by the manufacturer or one of their authorized representatives.

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • CSA B149.5 Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles

Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01

This course is designed for practicing propane field personnel who wish to obtain the necessary information with respect to filling propane cylinders and automotive tanks.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination. AVAILABLE ONLINE

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TDG - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information (WHMIS)

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PPO-3

Québec

RBV

New-Brunswick

PPO-2

Nova Scotia

Class F

Prince Edward Island

Dispenser Unit Operator

Newfoundland and Labrador

Container Refill Centre Operator

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed for practicing propane field personnel who wish to obtain the information necessary to meet the requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations with respect to the handling, offering for transport and transporting of propane and liquefied petroleum gas.

The course includes both a multiple-choice examination and a practical exam.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TDG - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • CSA B339/340 Cylinders, spheres, and tubes for the transportation of dangerous goods
  • CSA B620/622 Highway tanks and TC portable tanks for the transportation of dangerous goods

This course is designed for bulk truck propane delivery drivers who wish to obtain the necessary information with respect to the loading, transporting and delivery of bulk propane.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: 

  • Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01 AND Transportation of Dangerous Goods – Propane/LPG Specific – 100-03 OR Propane Pump Attendant – Transport of Dangerous Goods Enhanced – 100-11 OR 
  • Filling Propane Cylinders – 100-08 ANDTransportation of Dangerous Goods – Propane/LPG Specific – 100-03 OR Filling Propane Cylinders – Transportation of Dangerous Goods Enhanced – 100-18 OR
  • be a Practicing/experienced propane worker with a valid certificate for Transportation of Dangerous Goods – Propane/LPG Specific – 100-03 or equivalent

Prequalification:  A person must hold a current valid provincial truck driver’s license including air brake endorsement (as required).

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • CSA B149.5 Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles
  • CSA B620/622 Highway tanks and TC portable tanks for the transportation of dangerous goods

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Bulk Truck Propane Delivery – 300-01 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PTO

Québec

MP

New-Brunswick

PTO-1, PTO-2

Nova Scotia

Class D, Class E

Prince Edward Island

Tank Truck-Cargo Liner Operator

Newfoundland and Labrador

Tank Truck-Cargo Liner Operator

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This manual was designed for the purpose of training propane plant operators responsible for unloading rail cars and for use as a reference manual while on the job.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: 

  • Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01 AND Transportation of Dangerous Goods – Propane/LPG Specific – 100-03 OR
  • Propane Pump Attendant – Transport of Dangerous Goods Enhanced – 100-11

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TP 14877 Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada standard

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Propane Rail Car Unloading – 300-02 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PPO-1

Québec

MP

New-Brunswick

PPO-1

Prince Edward Island

Bulk Plant Operator 2

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

 

The course is designed to provide the necessary information concerning unloading butane rail cars at butane bulk plants. It is designed for the purpose of training butane plant operators responsible for unloading rail cars and for use as a reference manual while on the job.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: 

  • Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01 AND Transportation of Dangerous Goods – Propane/LPG Specific – 100-03 OR
  • Propane Pump Attendant – Transport of Dangerous Goods Enhanced – 100-11

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TP 14877 Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada standard

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Butane Rail Car Unloading – 300-03 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PPO-1

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course covers the North American Cargo Securement Standard (titled NSC Standard 10) adopted into law throughout Canada as well as best practices required to ensure that cargo is loaded and unloaded safely.

The NSC Standard 10 applies to all commercial vehicles registered for more than 4,500 kilograms, except vehicles manufactured to transport bulk commodities in tanks, hoppers or specialized containers. 

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • North American Cargo Securement Standard (NSC Standard 10)
  • TC - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • CSA B339/340 Cylinders, Spheres & Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • CSA B620/622 Highway Tanks and TC Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Good.

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Cargo Loading and Securement: Propane Tanks, Cylinders and Equipment – 300-05 also meets the following specific requirements:

Nova Scotia

Class C

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

The re-qualification and re-marking of refillable cylinders can only be performed by qualified persons at locations registered with Transport Canada.

This course covers the inspection, re-qualification and re-marking of refillable propane steel and aluminum cylinders by the visual inspection method.

The course includes both a multiple-choice examination and a practical exam.

PTI Prerequisite:

  • Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01 OR Propane Pump Attendant – Transport of Dangerous Goods Enhanced – 100-11 OR
  • Filling Propane Cylinders – 100-08 OR Filling Propane Cylinders – Transport of Dangerous Goods Enhanced – 100-18 or equivalent

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • CSA B339/340 Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • CGA C-6/6.3 Standard for Visual Inspection of Steel/Low Pressure Aluminum Compressed Gas Cylinders, and S-11.1 Pressure Relief Device Standards

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Filling Cylinder Inspection & Requalification – 100-04 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PCI

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed for certified propane fitters, propane bulk truck operators and bulk plant operators who wish to obtain the necessary information with respect to the inspection and testing of propane hose assemblies used during loading or off-loading highway tanks.

The course includes both a multiple-choice examination and a practical exam.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: Prior to completing this program, a person must, where required, hold a current, valid provincial certificate to operate a Bulk Truck driver or be a provincially certified gas technician (Liquid Propane).

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B620 Highway tanks and TC portable tanks for the transportation of dangerous goods
  • TDG - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • CSA 8.1 Elastomeric composite hose and hose couplings for conducting propane and natural gas
  • CSA 8.3 Thermoplastic hose and hose couplings for conducting propane and natural gas

This course is designed for practising propane field personnel who wish to obtain the necessary information with respect to the visual inspection of propane tanks, their related components and pressure relief valves.

Note that this course does not qualify the individual as an ASME tank inspector. Successful completion of this course will provide the student with the training necessary to identify potential problems with propane tanks, tank components and pressure relief valves.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: Students who are training for this course must be practicing or experienced propane worker.  

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • CSA B51 Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Pressure Piping
  • NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code

This course covers the inspection and re-qualification of propane motor fuel and vapour tanks on highway vehicles by the visual inspection method.

Upon completion of this training course the student will be able to:

  • identify and measure defects on motor fuel tanks and vapour containers on highway vehicles caused by dents, cuts and gouges, and corrosion;
  • identify when containers must be removed from service;
  • properly return a container to service and properly dispose of those containers that must be removed from service; and,
  • complete the proper re-qualification stamping and proper record keeping.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite:

  • Propane Pump Attendant – 100-01 OR Propane Pump Attendant – Transport of Dangerous Goods Enhanced – 100-11

Prequalification: Highway vehicle conversion/inspection training course or other related training course instructed by government or industry.

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.5 Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles
  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling and provincial regulations
  • CGA C-6 Standard for Visual Inspection of Steel Compressed Gas Cylinders

This course is designed to cover the fundamentals of propane fuel tanks and equipment, and the conversion, servicing, and inspection of highway vehicles that utilize propane as a motive power.

Tasks covered in this course include the installation of motor vehicle propane tanks, connecting and routing propane fuel lines, connecting and using propane conversion kit electrical and computer control systems, and ensuring the quality of the installation.

An understanding of, and experience with these topics is presumed throughout this course, however key elements of basic automotive technology are reviewed in the context of a propane conversion

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: A Red Seal (or equivalent) automotive mechanics certification and the student must successfully complete at least one auto propane installation technical course offered by specific auto propane equipment kit product manufacturers either directly supplied by the manufacturer or one of their authorized representatives.

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • CSA B149.5 Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles

This course is specifically designed to cover the conversion, servicing and inspection of industrial equipment that utilize propane for either motive power or fuelling, including the fundamentals of propane fuel containers, and propane fuelled appliances.

This course is designed for certified Red Seal (or equivalent) automotive mechanics who wish to obtain the necessary information with respect to inspecting and certifying such product installations.

The training tasks covered in this course include the installation, the servicing, the replacement and the troubleshooting of the following:

  • Propane fuel containers (tanks and cylinders as defined by CSA Code),
  • Propane carburation components
  • Propane Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) components
  • Propane related electrical and computer control systems
  • Removal and replacement of propane fuel lines

An understanding of, and experience with the topics is presumed throughout this course. Key elements of basic automotive technology are reviewed in the context of propane powered industrial equipment such as forklift trucks.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite:

  • Visual Re-Inspection of ASME Containers on Highway Vehicles – 200-02.

Prequalification: A Red Seal (or equivalent) automotive mechanics certification and the student must successfully complete equipment-specific propane technical course(s) offered by propane equipment manufacturers either supplied directly by the manufacturer or one of their authorized representatives.

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • CSA B149.5 Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles
  • CSA B335-5 Safety standard for lift truck

This course is designed for practicing propane field personnel who wish to obtain the necessary information with respect to the inspection, maintenance and documentation of propane construction heaters. The course is also designed to provide the required instructions for the lessee or renter of construction heaters in the safe use and installation of construction heaters.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: 

  • Construction Heaters and Torches Up to and Including 400,000 BTU/H – 400-01 OR
  • Construction Heaters and Torches Over 400,000 BTU/H – 400-03

Prequalification: A current valid provincial license to perform maintenance or repair construction heaters.

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation
  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Inspection & Maintenance of Construction Heaters – 400-02 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

CH-SM1 (all BTU/h)

Ontario

CH-SM2 (under 400,000 BTU/h)

Québec

TAG-1, TAG-2, TAG-3P

Nova Scotia

Class G-2

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed for those workers who need the training knowledge with respect to the handling, storage, transportation and installation of propane cylinders and the safe use and installation of direct and indirect fired portable heaters used for construction and other temporary heating applications, as well as hand held propane torches rated up to 400,000 BTU/h.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation
  • CSA B149.2Propane Storage and Handling
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it.  The course Construction Heaters and Torches Up to And Including 400,000 BTU/h – 400-01 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

CH-02

Ontario

CH-02 -C (construction heaters specific – no torches)

Québec

TAG-1, TAG-2, TAG-3P

Nova Scotia

Class G-2

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed for practicing propane field personnel who wish to obtain the necessary information with respect to the inspection, maintenance and documentation of propane construction heaters. The course is also designed to provide the required instructions for the lessee or renter of construction heaters in the safe use and installation of construction heaters.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: 

  • Construction Heaters and Torches Up to and Including 400,000 BTU/H – 400-01 OR
  • Construction Heaters and Torches Over 400,000 BTU/H – 400-03

Prequalification: A current valid provincial license to perform maintenance or repair construction heaters.

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation
  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Inspection & Maintenance of Construction Heaters – 400-02 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

CH-SM1 (all BTU/h)

Ontario

CH-SM2 (under 400,000 BTU/h)

Québec

TAG-1, TAG-2, TAG-3P

Nova Scotia

Class G-2

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed for construction workers who wish to obtain the information necessary to meet these requirements with respect to the connection and use of propane direct and indirect fired construction heaters and torches over 400,000 BTU/h.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation
  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Construction Heaters and Torches Over 400,000 BTU/h – 400-03 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

CH-01

Ontario

CH-01-C (construction heaters specific – no torches)

Québec

TAG-1

Nova Scotia

Class G-2

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed to provide propane forklift operators with the information necessary to meet the requirements of the CAN/CSA-B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling Code and provincial regulations with respect to the volume filling of liquid withdrawal propane cylinders installed on forklift trucks.

The course assumes forklift operators will be volume filling propane forklift cylinders using propane dispensing equipment at their employer’s location.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TC - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information (WHMIS).
  • CSA B339/340 Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Filling Forklift Cylinders by Volume – 400-04 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

PPO-3-C (cylinder specific)

Québec

RBV

New-Brunswick

PPO-2

Nova Scotia

Class F

Prince Edward Island

Dispenser Unit Operator

Newfoundland and Labrador

Container Refill Centre Operator

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed for a person who operates propane fuelled hot tar or bitumen roadtankers and kettles for transportation, storage, handling and use of propane. This course also includes a procedure to light & shut off a hand-held propane torch including propane liquid burners up to and over 400,000 BTU/h.

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation
  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it. The course Propane Fuelled Hot Tar or Bitumen Road Tankers and Kettles – 400-05 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

RE-O

Nova Scotia

Class G-6

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed to provide propane operators of propane powered off-road vehicles with the information necessary with respect to exchanging propane carburetion cylinders 33 1/3 lb. liquid withdrawal carburetion propane cylinders used for engine fuel supply. The course assumes equipment operators will be exchanging cylinders at their employer’s location.

This course includes both a multiple-choice written examination and a practical examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • TC - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information (WHMIS)

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some may require fees to obtain.  The course Propane Cylinder Exchange – 400-06 also meets the following specific requirements:

Québec

RBV

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is designed to provide a person the necessary information with respect to using propane fuelled torches: including vapour and liquid torches under and including 400,000 BTU/h or torches of any and all amount of heat (BTU/h).

The course includes both a written and practical hands-on examination.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Codes and Standards as well as provincial regulations require that a person working with propane be properly trained for this work. For this course, the references are:

  • CSA B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation
  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 

In some provincial jurisdictions, regulators have adopted specific license or certificate titles and, in some, may require fees to obtain it.  The course Connection and Use of Propane Torches – 400-08 also meets the following specific requirements:

Ontario

CH-02-T (less than 400,000 BTU/h specific)

Ontario

CH-01-T (all BTU/h)

Québec

RBV

Nova Scotia

Class G-2

Always confirm with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting all regulatory requirements. 

This course is a self-teach awareness training course only for anyone wanting a basic overview about propane, propane systems and the proper, safe way to use this premium fuel.

The certificate will be valid for 36 months but does not allow to perform activities related to the safe handling of propane and propane-powered equipment.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

The course is designed to provide introductory information to those who wish to learn about location requirements for consumer propane containers (which by defination include cylinders and tanks). The course emphasizes the importance of correct propane container location.

The certificate will be valid for 36 months but does not allow to perform activities related to the safe handling of propane and propane-powered equipment.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

This self-teach course provides the necessary information to familiarize the reader with the safe storage, handling and use of propane and propane equipment at construction sites. The manual helps the reader identify potential safety and non-compliance issues.

The certificate will be valid for 36 months but does not allow to perform activities related to the safe handling of propane and propane-powered equipment.

PTI Prerequisite: None

Prequalification: None

Awareness Programs: Awareness programs provide basic information on various topics related to propane, propane handling and use of propane fuelled equipment and related products. Our Awareness courses require a written exam. Students who successfully complete this exam are eligible for a completion certificate from their employer or the CPA/PTI.

Customized Training Service: The Customized Training Service is designed to assist members and organizations in meeting regulatory requirements by providing custom reference materials, such as planning guidelines, procedures templates, how-to manuals, etc.

Contact us for more information: training@propane.ca