Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) and the CETP Certification Program

Completing your Certification: Easy as “1-2-3”

  1. Successfully pass the exam.
  2. Complete and return the Skills Assessment to the testing center within 12 months of passing the exam.
  3. Complete any necessary prerequisites within 12 months of passing the exam.

*Once completed, the skills affidavit must be signed by a qualified manager or supervisor verifying the evaluation, and then submitted to the testing center within 12 months of passing the exam.

We've worked to refine and update the skills assessments. Click here to see all the new offerings.

Need to know the basics? Our How to Complete a Certification page details what you need to know to get started.

Visit the CETP Certification website for access to the CETP Certification database and much more. 

CETP Certification Renewal

NPGA has developed a renewal component to the CETP Certification Program that will strengthen the overall program by ensuring CETP Certificate holders are familiar with the most recent code updates and standards referenced in the CETP training, and that they demonstrate continued ability to perform specific tasks associated with certification areas.

Once the program begins, all candidates with existing CETP Certifications will be included in the first 3-year cycle, and will need to participate in the renewal process in order to maintain their certification.

Renewal Process

1. To maintain CETP Certifications, the Renewal Process will require submission of a completed CETP Certificate Renewal Form that:

  • Verifies and documents that the candidate understands applicable code and/or regulatory update(s); if applicable, renewal may also include verification of state code(s), regulation(s) and/or statute(s).
  • Includes a signed Skills Evaluator Affidavit and completed Skills Assessment Evaluation that requires candidate to demonstrate continued ability to perform specific tasks based on certification area.

 Note: There are no CETP Certification exams involved in the renewal process.

2.  Make copies for your training records.

3. Return the originals to Industrial Training Services, Inc., (ITS) with any applicable fees.

Once all requirements are completed, ITS will mail an updated CETP Certificate to reflect completion of the renewal process to the address on file, and the CETP Certification database records will also reflect the updated renewal date(s).





























Since 1987, the Certified Employee Training Program (CETP - pronounced “see-tep”) has been the premier training program of the propane industry.

  • The CETP Certification Program is a formal structure for testing and documentation to assure workers in the propane industry have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform their work safely and effectively. 
  • Employee training is mandated by DOT, NFPA and other regulatory groups and documenting that training makes good business sense. 
  • NFPA 58, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, requires that personnel who transfer or transport propane, or whose primary duties fall within the scope of the code, shall be trained in proper handling procedures, and that completion of this training shall be documented.

The NPGA CETP Certification Program verifies propane employees’ knowledge and skills, and provides documentation through a paper certificate as well as an online database where all candidate CETP training records can be accessed by candidates or their employers.














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