Available Training/Qualification Classes

Available Training/Qualification Classes

The National Fuel Training Department offers the following training/qualification classes to approved contractors working for National Fuel. Check out the calendar below for upcoming offerings:

Contractors are required to maintain their qualifications on the job site and present proof of their credentials upon request.

Class Descriptions

Training/Qualification

Knowledge Verification (Hands-On)

10 students max

Testing: 1 day, $200 per person

At National Fuel’s discretion for personnel having prior verifiable (documented proof) experience in plastic fusion, connections and installation to demonstrate their butt fusion/electrofusion skills utilizing National Fuel-accepted procedures and demonstrate their ability to install the mechanical fitting National Fuel utilizes. This class will also review National Fuel’s plastic installation-related practices.

Relight Requalification

Testing: 1 hour, $50 per session

National Fuel requires all relight qualified employees to be requalified every three years. This session will be necessary to maintain your relight field certification.

Annual Requalification

Testing: $200 per day

National Fuel requires annual testing to maintain current qualifications. This requalification consists of written and hands-on testing of Northeast Gas Association (NGA) tasks. NGA administers the hands-on testing, and written testing is conducted by an NGA-approved proctor.

Failed hands-on evaluations will be charged a retesting fee of $110 per student and must be administered by an NGA evaluator. 48 hours must pass after a failed evaluation prior to retesting.

Leak Survey/Patrol

Training: 1 day, $200 per person

Testing (48 hours after training): 1 day, $200 per person

CT06A: Inspecting for Atmospheric Corrosion: Distribution Technician

NGA-WE-CT18B: Conducting Gas Leakage Survey (Walking Surveys Only)

NGA-PE-18.1: Leak Survey

NGA-WE-CT19: Patrolling and Inspecting Pipelines

NGA-WE-CT20B: Investigating Leak or Odor Complaints (Outside Only)

N GA-WE-CT20D: Leak Classification

NFG-069B: Monitor Natural Gas Odorization Levels

Failed hands-on evaluations will be charged a retesting fee of $110 per student and must be administered by an NGA evaluator. 48 hours must pass after a failed evaluation prior to retesting.

Foreman Qualification Course

Training: 1 day, $200 per session

Contact: Paul Roy at (716) 857-7437

Included in this course:

  • Regulator inspection cards
  • Service common order forms
  • Verify tally sheet quantities
  • Change order forms
  • Property restoration summary
  • Time and material forms
  • Welding logs
  • Leak report forms
  • Accident/property damage reports
  • Field transfer documents
  • Public liability accident reports
  • Completion reports
  • Damage repair orders
  • Trenchless installation log
  • Foreman’s job responsibilities
  • One call responsibilities
  • Gantt charts
  • Download of electrofusion equipment
  • Tuesday rule

Contractor Welder

Training: 1 day, $200 per person

Testing (48 hours after training): 1 day, $200 per person

Retesting: 2 hours, no cost

Contact: Nate Regdos at (716) 827-2007 (New York)

Contact: Matt Sicher at (814) 837-9585 (Pennsylvania)

Included in this course:

  • Hands-on welding test
  • Destructive testing
  • Perform welds of all required types at:
    • MSW Weld Shop (New York)
    • Kane Field Shop (Pennsylvania)

NGA tasks covered include:

  • CT44: Repair inline welds
  • CT53: Non-destructive testing of welds
  • CT54: Welding on a pipeline
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