New York Online Class A/B Operator Preparation Course
Please note that this is a preparation course and to become a Class A/B certified operator in New York you must:
take the New York State UST Operator Exam located at http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/101500.html , or
become certified through one of our other state-approved Class A/B Operator training courses and apply for reciprocity through the DEC online exam website.
Petro Classroom designed this Class A/B Operator training to provide Class A/B Operators with an easy-to-use online training course that can be completed anytime, anywhere, in approximately 4 hours. There are 8 chapters that can be completed at your own pace. You can start, stop and return to the course as your schedule permits.
At Petro Classroom, we understand how difficult it can be to try and retain 4 hours of information and then take a huge final exam. The Petro Classroom Class A/B Operator training is designed with mini quizzes throughout each chapter, so you learn a little and then take a quiz on the information you just learned. This format makes it easier to retain the information and will make it easier for you to successfully pass the New York Class A/B Operator Exam. In this course, you must pass all the quizzes in each chapter with an 80% before moving on to the next chapter. If you fail a quiz, you can review the chapter and take the quiz again.
This course content not only meets, but exceeds the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and each state’s environmental agency requirements for the Class A/B training. Petro Classroom takes great pride in providing operators with the most up-to-date information regarding federal and state regulations. Please note, that as each state’s regulatory agency adopts the 2015 revised UST regulations, Petro Classroom has been and will be updating the training content accordingly.
Class A and B Operators must complete the following 8 chapters:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Your increased awareness of compliance issues and the operation of your tank system will lead to decreased maintenance costs and increased profits for your facilities. You must complete all the chapters in sequence to receive your certificate of completion.
Chapter 2: Components of Tank Systems
This chapter is an in-depth look at the components of a tank system and common equipment issues that may cause leaks and require regular monitoring, maintenance and repair.
Chapter 3: Release Detection and Reporting
This chapter delves into the various methods of leak detection in compliance with state and federal law and the importance of proper installation and maintenance of monitoring equipment.
Chapter 4: State Requirements
This chapter will discuss the specific and unique requirements of the New York DEC.
Chapter 5: Temporary & Permanent Closure
This chapter discusses the rule requirements and recordkeeping for placing a tank in temporary closure or permanent closure and changing the service of a tank.
Chapter 6: Operator Training
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 operators.
Chapter 7: Class C Operator Training
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 or B Operator are responsible for making sure they know. This chapter includes a breakout section for operators at marina facilities.
Chapter 8: Inspections
This chapter explains the purpose of inspections, what state inspectors will be looking for and what you should be looking for to keep your facility in compliance with all the state and federal underground storage tank requirements.