Technical programs

  • Cylinder requalification
  • Autogas
  • Dispensing propane safely
  • Fundamentals of propane
  • Gas system operation
  • Personal risk assessment
  • Propane autogas dispenser operation
  • Propane emergencies for fire service
  • Static electricity in the propane industry

Safety and regulatory programs


  • Anhydrous ammonia inspection and maintenance
  • Cathodic protection installation and testing
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) cylinder requalification
  • EPA risk management
  • Fire safety analysis
  • Hazard communication
  • Incident investigation training
  • OSHA process safety management
  • Plant inspection
  • Process hazard analysis
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Safety program review
  • Static electricity survey and consultation
  • Autogas

Additional Resources

Propane Education & Research CouncilThe Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is a check-off program established, operated, and funded by the propane industry. The only energy council of its kind, PERC leads safety and training efforts among propane retailers and consumers and drives technology development to expand adoption of propane as a clean, domestic, and affordable energy source. PERC programs benefit a variety of industries including fleet vehicle management, landscape and golf, residential and commercial building, agriculture, and material handling.

The industry has access to PERC’s immense resource catalog, designed to promote propane and ensure the safe and efficient use of the fuel source.

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) is the national trade association representing the U.S. propane industry. Our membership includes small businesses and large corporations engaged in the retail marketing of propane gas and appliances; producers and wholesalers of propane equipment; manufacturers and distributors of propane gas appliances and equipment; fabricators of propane gas cylinders and tanks; and propane transporters.

With a membership of approximately 2,800 companies in all 50 states, 38 affiliated state or regional associations, and members in 19 foreign countries, NPGA represents every segment of the propane industry.

Certified Employee Training Program

Combining hands-on activities with written evaluations, PERC’s Certified Employee Training Program provides a professional formal structure for meeting an employer's responsibility to train employees.

We offer training in the following areas:

  • Basic principles and practices
  • Propane delivery
  • Basic plant operations
  • Layout, installation and startup of domestic propane systems

Candidates should also be aware that an active NPGA registered Proctor is required for all CETP exams. SES has an active NPGA registered Proctor on staff to help with your training and certification needs.

What's the Difference Between CETP Training and Certification?

In an effort to make the CETP Program accessible to a greater number of industry employees, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) purchased CETP from the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) in 2002. The ongoing partnership between PERC and NPGA continues to provide the necessary resources to maintain, update, develop and widely distribute training and certification materials to those who work in our industry.

The easiest way to remember the CETP Training and Certification relationship is:

PERC: develops, publishes and distributes CETP training materials and DVDs.

NPGA: manages the CETP Certification Program and develops the CETP exams and skills assessments.