If You Work on USTs, You Need This Course!
Whether you are becoming certified for the first time or just need to recertify, you will get the regulatory information you need to stay current with New Jersey's UST requirements and help your clients or employer avoid potential penalty liability.
Please Note: The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulates Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and requires the professionals who work on them to be trained, certified/recertified every three (3) years. When a person has notified the NJDEP of a discharge from a regulated UST on or after November 4, 2009, that person must retain a LSRP. LSRPs may work on unregulated heating oil USTs (remediation), but LSRPs are not required to be hired to remediate discharges from unregulated heating oil USTs. Certified Subsurface Evaluators may still be retained to remediate discharges from unregulated heating oil USTs without the supervision of a LSRP. The person responsible for conducting the remediation of a discharge from an unregulated heating oil UST must make sure that the Certified Subsurface Evaluator hired is employed by a firm that is also certified in the category of UST subsurface evaluation pursuant to the UST rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14B-16. The certifications for all other categories of UST services (i.e., installation, closure, tank testing, and corrosion protection) still require the refresher course.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone working on USTs needs a good understanding of the applicable regulations and guidance, especially tank owners, consultants, engineers, contractors, health officers, geologists, soil scientists and attorneys. If you are renewing your certification, you must take a NJDEP-certified course within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification.
Michael Cowan, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Jenna DiNuzzo, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Michael Hollis, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Kelly A. Giblin, Railpros
Kenneth Siet, TRC Environmental Corporation
In addition to 0.65 Rutgers CEUs, the underground storage tanks course is approved for the following credits:
ATTENTION HEALTH OFFICERS AND REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this course will be awarded 6.5 CEs.
NJ Licensed Water & Wastewater Operators (ALL Licenses): 6 TCHs (Approval # 01-040601-30)
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 2 Technical; 2 Government
NJ Continuing Legal Education: 6.0 CLEs
NJ Professional Engineers: 6.5 Continuing Professional Competency Credits
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 6.5 Regulatory CECs
This course is offered online within the Canvas learning management system. It will take approximately 7 hours to complete, and participants will have 14 days to complete the coursework at their own pace. (The time period to complete the course has been extended for this session only due to the July 4 holiday.)
Equipment needed to access this training:
- Computer or tablet (phones are not recommended for optimal viewing and interaction)
Photo ID Requirement:
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
IMPORTANT: A UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESS IS REQUIRED FOR EACH REGISTRANT TO ACCESS OUR ONLINE COURSES
If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.
Pre-registration is required.