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NJDEP UST Training for Class A & B Operators

Course Code: EW0208CA19

Underground Storage Tank A/B Operator Training Course

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Last Held: July 13, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm (Check in time: 8:00am)

If you need this training, you can take our self-paced online version of NJDEP UST Training for Class A & B Operators.


If You Own or Operate Regulated USTs, You Need This Course!

This new Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Training Course is part of a new required training program for the operation of regulated USTs. An example of a regulated facility is a retail fuel facility.

The U.S. EPA has established new minimum training requirements for designated Class A, Class B, and Class C operators to ensure that those who own and operate regulated underground storage tanks understand how to operate and maintain their UST systems properly. The federal regulations dictate that all regulated UST facilities must have a trained Class A, B, and C operator by October 13, 2018.

UST Operator Classes

For the purposes of implementing the new UST operator training requirements, three classes of operators have been identified:

  • The Class A operator is typically the manager in charge of resources and personnel and is responsible for operating and maintaining the regulated UST system.
  • The Class B operator is designated by the owner/operator to have day-to-day responsibility for the regulated UST system.
  • The Class C operator is an individual designated by the owner/operator to be responsible for initially responding to emergencies and typically controls the dispensing or sale of regulated substances.

Each regulated UST facility must have a Class A, Class B, and Class C operator designated. All individuals designated as Class A, B, or C operators must, at a minimum, be trained according to the corresponding criteria.

Topics Covered

The NJDEP is combining the subjects for Class A and Class B in this new class that will cover the federally required training curriculum for A/B operators. Topics include:

  • Regulatory requirements applicable to UST systems;
  • Financial responsibility;
  • Notification and storage tank registration;
  • Environmental and regulatory consequences of releases;
  • Operation and maintenance of regulated UST systems;
  • Spill and overfill prevention;
  • Release detection and related reporting;
  • Corrosion protection and related testing;
  • Product and equipment compatibility; and
  • Training requirements for Class C operators (A/B operators may be responsible for training).

UST Class A/B Operator Exam

Completion of the A/B operator training program requires passing the Class A/B operator examination given by the International Code Council (ICC). To register for the exam, visit https://www.iccsafe.org/certification-exam-catalog. Use the exam code "NJ" to search for the exam and register.

For more information about New Jersey's A/B Operator training program, please see the NJDEP website at http://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/ust.html.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who owns or operates a regulated UST facility or wishes to be employed as a designated Class A or Class B operator will need to take this course by October 13, 2018.


NJDEP staff from the Bureau of UST Compliance & Enforcement will be teaching this program and available throughout the course to answer questions regarding the new federal regulations.

NOTE: These new federal designations and corresponding training requirements are different from the state's regulatory training that is mandated for all New Jersey UST certified service providers every three years.

Continuing Education Credits

The July 13, 2018 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.65 Rutgers CEUs, the underground storage tanks course is approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Water & Wastewater Operators (ALL Licenses): 6.5 TCHs (Approval# 01-041701-30)

NJ LSRP CEC's: 2 Regulatory, 1 Technical

NJ Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency Credits

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Due to high demand, students who do not show up for a course date will not receive a refund or a credit, and will be responsible for paying the full course fee again if they sign up for a new date. Substitutions are permitted.


  • If you are unable to attend your scheduled course date, you may transfer to another session one time at no fee if we are notified at least 2 weeks before the course date.
  • If you notify us less than 2 weeks before the course date, you will be charged a $100 transfer fee.
  • After your first transfer, each subsequent transfer request will incur a $100 transfer fee, regardless of when the request is made.

Continental breakfast and deli buffet lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Rutgers EcoComplex
1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Findra, 848-932-7180