Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
Approved Vendors for Operator Training

Department of Ecology has approved the vendors listed below to provide UST operator training in Washington. This list will be regularly updated as new vendors receive Ecology approval.

As described in Ecology’s Focus on UST Operator Training, there are three UST operator classes. The vendors listed provide a variety of ways to meet the training requirement, including a supervised examination, classroom, online (web-based), and onsite trainings. You should contact each vendor for pricing information. Most vendors providing Class A and B training are covering material that satisfies both Class A and B operator training requirements. In these cases, the certificate will clearly state the operator is certified as a Class A and B Operator. Class C Operators may receive their required training through one of the approved training vendors or from a certified Class A, B or A/B operator.

CLASS A AND B OPERATOR TRAINING VENDORS

VENDOR WEBSITES DETAILS ABOUT THE TRAINING
Antea Group/API APIOperatorTraining.com Antea Group works in connection with American Petroleum Institute to provide web-based training. Private classroom training events can be arranged for large groups. For further information, contact Eric Larsen at (888) 951-3456, (425) 498-7713 or eric.larsen@anteagroup.com.

Belshire Environmental Services, Inc.

belshire.com/ Belshire offers UST inspection and training services.  They offer classroom and on-site training.  For information, contact Andy DeGregorio at (949) 460-5200 or andyd@belshire.com.
Guardian Plus Field Services (GPFS) under construction GPFS offers in-class training* for Class A/B operators. Online training will be offered soon.  Call (425) 344-4805 or (425) 299-6490 for information on classes.
International Code Council

iccsafe.org/ust-ast
&
pearsonvue.com/icc

ICC offers home study and supervised exams. Contact ICC for information about testing at (800) 422-7233 x5524. To register for exams held at testing centers around the state, contact Pearson VUE (ICC’s computer-based testing vendor) at (800) 275-8301. Note: retesting is required every two years to maintain ICC certification.
Pacific Environmental & Industrial Services N/A PE&IS provides on-site trainings. Contact Tim Curtis at (503) 537-7426 or ctim49@yahoo.com.
PASS (Practical American Safety Solutions) passtesting.com PASS offers online and classroom operator training. For more information, visit passtesting.com, call (866) 735-0201 and select option 1, or send an e-mail to contact@passtesting.com.
Patriot Environmental Inc.        N/A Patriot provides both on-site and in-class training.  Contact Alex Hajihashemi at (503)423-7589 or patriotenvironmental@comcast.net.
Petro Classroom petroclassroom.com In connection with the Washington Oil Marketers Association, Petro Classroom offers both web-based and classroom* style training.  For more information, contact Lori Desch-Ranallo (TMS) at (800) 530-5683 or Katie Gonzales at (844) 303-6752.
UST Training Usttraining.com Users can take a self-paced course (4-5 hours) or request an instructor-led live class (7 hours), which requires minimum enrollment class size. Contact Ben Thomas at (866) 301-8265.
          
CLASS C OPERATOR TRAINING VENDORS
VENDOR WEBSITES DETAILS ABOUT THE TRAINING
Antea Group/API APIOperatorTraining.com Antea Group works in connection with American Petroleum Institute to provide web-based training. Private classroom training events can be arranged for large groups. For further information, contact Eric Larsen at (888) 951-3456, (425) 498-7713 or eric.larsen@anteagroup.com
Belshire Environmental Services, Inc. belshire.com Belshire offers UST inspection and training services. They offer classroom and on-site training.  For information, contact Andy DeGregorio at (949) 460-5200 or andyd@belshire.com.
ECS Eclipse training.ecseclipse.com A self-paced video and slide training program.  Contact Karen Turnberg at (413) 789-3530 or kturnberg@ecseclipse.com with questions.
Pacific Environmental & Industrial Services N/A PE&IS provides on-site trainings. Contact Tim Curtis at (503) 537-7426 or ctim49@yahoo.com.
PASS (Practical American Safety Solutions) passtesting.com PASS offers web-based and classroom-style training*. For more information, call (866) 735-0201 and select Option 1 for Customer Service. For technical or information technology questions, select Option 5.
Petro Classroom petroclassroom.com In connection with the Washington Oil Marketers Association, Petro Classroom offers both web-based and classroom* style training. For more information, contact Lori Desch-Ranallo (TMS) at (800) 530-5683 or Katie Gonzales at (844) 303-6752.
Tait Environmental Services, Inc. tait.com TAIT offers customized online training. Contact Andy Tait at (972) 680-5120 or atait@tait.com  with questions.
Titan Management Group mytitan.net Titan provides Class C web-based training. For additional information, contact Rob Boughton at (615) 372-6000 x301.
UST Training usttraining.com UST Training offers online Class C UST Operator Training for any sized organization. Contact Ben Thomas at (866) 301-8265 to learn about Class C trainings offered on the web.
*NOTE: Since the operator training deadline has passed, be aware that some vendors cancel classroom trainings if there is low registration.

Contact an Ecology Office

HQ (360) 407-7170 Northwest (425) 649-7000
Central (509) 575-2490 Southwest (360) 407-6300
Eastern (509) 329-3400  


or find a complete list of UST inspectors at:
www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/tcp/ust-lust/people.html

Last modified: March 16, 2015