Missouri Class A/B and C UST Operator Training and Testing

Welcome to Missouri's Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Training Website.

The State of Missouri requires all owners and operators of underground storage tank facilities to designate and train a Class A/B and Class C Operator for each of their facilities by July 1, 2016.

Operator Types:

Class A/B Operator: The individual who is responsible for operating and maintaining the underground storage tank (UST) system in accordance with Missouri's UST rules.

Class C Operator: Any employee responsible for initially addressing emergencies caused by a spill or leak from an underground storage tank system.

This website offers two training options:

Option 1 (Recommended): A comprehensive course with quizzes after each subject area that you must pass with at least an 80% to continue to the next section. If you fail a quiz, you can: 1) review the previous section and take the quiz again, 2) review the quiz (correct and incorrect answers) and take the quiz again, or 3) immediately take the quiz again.  There is no limit to how many times you can take each quiz and there is no final exam.   

 

Separate courses are offered for "Class A/B Operators" and "Class C Operators."

Option 2: A stand-alone test for more experienced operators. Users must get 80% correct and are allowed to retake the test one time; if a passing score is not achieved the second time, a user must take the full course (Option 1).

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Missouri Online Class A/B Operator Course

Class A and B Operators must complete the following 7 chapters in order to obtain their Missouri Class A/B UST Operator Certificate:

Chapter 1: Introduction (Chapter length is approximately nine minutes)

This chapter provides an overview of the Federal laws governing underground storage tanks and the Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 which established operator training requirements for the Class A, B and C Operators.

Chapter 2: Components of Tank Systems (Chapter length is approximately 33 minutes + three quizzes)

This chapter provides an in-depth look at the components of a tank system and common equipment issues (e.g., product compatibility) that may cause leaks and require regular monitoring, maintenance and repair.

Chapter 3: Release Detection and Reporting (Chapter length is approximately 44 minutes + five quizzes)

This chapter covers the various methods of leak detection that can be used in the State of Missouri for tanks and piping.  It also includes information on the importance of proper installation and maintenance of monitoring equipment as well as required record keeping.  

Chapter 4: State Requirements (Chapter length is approximately 25 minutes + two quizzes)

This chapter will provide an overview of Missouri UST laws and the requirements of The Missouri Department of Natural Resources for underground storage tank systems. 

Chapter 5: Operator Training (Chapter length is approximately nine minutes + one quiz)

This chapter defines the duties and responsibilities of the Class A, B and C Operators as well as the certification training and documentation requirements for each class of operator.

Chapter 6: Class C Operator (Chapter length is approximately 20 minutes + four quizzes)

This chapter provides an overview of the tank field and the components of a tank system, along with an in-depth look at emergency response procedures and the responsibilities of a Class C Operator. This is the actual course your Class C Operators will need to take in order to become Class C certified. It is a great review on what the Class C Operator needs to know and what you as a Class A/B Operator are responsible for making sure they know.

 

Chapter 7: Inspections (Chapter length is approximately 14 minutes + two quizzes)

This chapter explains the purpose of inspections, what the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will be looking for and what you should be looking for to keep your facility in compliance with all the state underground storage tank requirements.

Once you have successfully completed the Class A/B course, you will be instructed on how to print your Class A/B Operator Certificate.

Missouri Online Class C Operator Course

This course provides an overview of the tank field and the components of a tank system, along with an in-depth look at emergency response procedures and the responsibilities of a Class C Operator. Course length is approximately 20 minutes + three quizzes.

Missouri Online Class C Operator Course for Marinas

This course provides an overview of the tank field and the components of a tank system, along with an in-depth look at emergency response procedures and the responsibilities of a Class C Operator at a marina.  Course length is approximately 25 minutes + four quizzes.

STAND-ALONE TEST DESCRIPTIONS

Missouri Class A/B Operator Test

We recommend that you allow for a minimum of two hours to take the test and that you complete the test once you have started.

Be sure and turn your speakers on as there is some audio before and after the test. If you fail the test, you may retake the test immediately or at another time that is more convenient for you.  If you fail the test twice, you will be required to take the Class A/B Operator Course.

 

Once you have successfully completed the Class A/B test, you will be instructed on how to print your Class A/B Operator Certificate.

Missouri Class C Operator Test

We recommend that you allow for a minimum of one hour to take the test and that you complete the test once you have started.

Be sure and turn your speakers on as there is some audio before and after the test. If you fail the test, you may retake the test immediately or at another time that is more convenient for you.  If you fail the test twice, you will be required to take the Class C Operator Course.

Once you have successfully completed the Class C test, you will be instructed on how to print your Class C Operator Certificate.