ON-LINE LIVE 3 Hour Propane Cylinder Inspection class: $59 -
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Propane Cylinder Inspection Class

Note: Students can select the course date as October 14 at check out. Classes begin at 2:00 pm est

Meet the instructor

Course Overview
  • Thousands of propane cylinders are used safely everyday.  Unfortunately accidents can and do happen.
  • In order to ensure your safety and the safety of your customers, propane cylinders must be inspected prior to each time they are filled.  One step in the pre-fill inspection identifies cylinders that are due for requalification before they can be returned to service.
  • Using PERC’s Cylinder Requalification program as its foundation,  3 hour  training session will provide information about the properties and characteristics of propane, the different types of DOT cylinders requiring period requalification, and procedures for requalifying DOT cylinders using the external inspection method.

Attendees who successfully pass the end of course quiz will receive an electronic certificate of completion.



The purpose of this course is to provide you with the current information, practices, and procedures to safely and efficiently perform DOT cylinder visual inspection tasks. This plus subsequent hands on training are the steps required for you to apply for your RIN number.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the properties and characteristics of propane.
  • Identify the different types of DOT cylinders.
  • Identify DOT requirements for cylinder requalification.
  • List the process steps for DOT cylinder requalification by visual inspection.
  • Conduct proper visual inspection and document findings.

Who should attend this course: 

  • Propane Dispenser Operators
  • Propane Safety Professionals
  • Propane Plant Operators
  • Owners of stores, gas stations and other facilities that fill and/or provide DOT cylinders
  • Propane Professionals who provide propane and/or DOT propane cylinders to such stores, gas stations or other facilities.

All students are required to obtain the 2019 edition of PERC’s Cylinder Requalification training program textbook – TextBook and USB PERC Product No. PRC-009683 – available for 13.95, plus S&H at 

NOTE: Allow 2 weeks for ordering and shipping of physical textbook and USB drive orders

Every attendee must either 1 –  bring a copy of the aforementioned textbook to the virtual training room or  2 – download the textbook from the propane Website  so students can follow throughout the course.  See and get the textbook by download as PDF at the following link.  File is 400MB and is zipped for download.  Product No. 9266-SA-19 https://propane.com/resource-catalog/resources/cylinder-requalification-training-program/

Get the physical paper textbook and a USB at the following link: https://propane.com/resource-catalog/resources/cylinder-requalification-training-program-no-usb/

  • 100% Online
    • no wasted drive time, no hotel, no travel, or related expenses
  • 3 HOURS:  3 Hours maximum
  • SATISFY REQUIREMENTS: Use this class to satisfy training requirements for Visual Cylinder Requalification
  • GET CERTIFICATE:  Attendees get a digital certificate (for student to print) for their Training Files
  • WHO CAN ATTEND: Open to anyone who inspects Cylinder including those who require a RIN Number
  • Propane Dispenser Operators
  • Propane Safety Professionals
  • Propane Plant Operators
  • Owners of stores, gas stations and other facilities that fill and/or provide DOT cylinder
  • Propane Professionals who provide propane and/or DOT propane cylinders to such stores, gas stations or other facilities.
  • PROVEN: Class is an established and proven offering
  • INSTRUCTOR: Nationally recognized propane safety professional as instructor
  • INEXPENSIVE: Competitive pricing
  • LIVE:  Live session
  • Excellent course for Propane Dispenser Operators and Pump Station Operators
  • NOTE: Hands On Training is Required following this course. Reach out to Stuart Flatow ([email protected]).

WANT THIS FOR YOUR COMPANY or ORGANIZATION”  Custom sessions available upon request – contact [email protected] to discuss options

Course Location:
Online via Zoom

Course duration is 3 Hours
All sessions are from 2:00 P.M. EST on the date of the class


Registration Notes:

Individual Participant Registration:

  • Individual registration, online or by phone, requires payment by credit card. We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Company registrations:

  • Companies may opt to be invoiced to pay by check for their registered participants.
  • If your company needs to pay by check, please contact Shane Sweet at [email protected] to make VPE aware of this need

Stuart Flatow A & M Safety Management Consulting [email protected] 240-751-3985

Meet the Instructor

Stuart served as Vice President for Safety & Training with the Propane Education & Research Council from 2000 to February 2019 where he managed the development of many workforce, consumer, and first responder training programs, including the industry’s first ever autogas training program for automotive technicians. Stuart is currently with A&M Safety Management Consulting, an organization he started in February 2020 to provide safety management consultation services to the propane industry.  Stuart also provides a bi-monthly safety column for LPGas magazine, provides expert witness services to defense attorneys, and is heavily involved with the Virtual Propane Expo. Start is originally from Queens NY and currently resides in Maryland with his wife Pamela. Stuart has a daughter, Melissa and two grandchildren Anna and Matthew. Stuart possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health Science and a Master’s degree in management….and is really happy to be here with all of you. Questions on this offering?  [email protected]


The recommendations, standards, or recommended practices, as reflected in the referenced PERC documents were developed by independent consultants retained by PERC. While PERC administers the process of obtaining the information, it does not independently test or verify the accuracy of the information or methods used to collect the data that supports the conclusions or recommendations reflected in this document. PERC, NPGA, GPA, and the industry members disclaim any and all liability for any personal injury, property damage, business losses, or other damages of any nature whatsoever, whether special, indirect, consequential, or compensatory, directly or indirectly resulting from the publication, use, or reliance on this document, or any information, apparatus, method, process, or similar item disclosed in this document. This disclaimer of liability shall apply even if such loss or damage results, in whole or in part, from any acts or omissions of or by any negligence on the part of PERC, NPGA, GPA, the industry members, or any persons who contributed to the development of the information contained in this document.

PERC, NPGA, GPA, and the industry members make no warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy or completeness of any information published in the 2019 Cylinder Requalification document.

Text and code references found in that document are based on the 2017 edition of NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code. The procedures and information in this document are intended to implement the standards set forth in the documents referenced with capabilities of the personnel and equipment available. It does not create new standards or criteria for compliance. The order of steps in any procedure may or may not be of importance. This material is not sold nor is it a product of any consulting or engineering activity.

Users of this document should consult the law of their individual jurisdictions for codes, standards, and legal requirements applicable to them. This document is not intended nor should it be construed to (1) set forth policies or procedures that are the general custom or practice in the propane industry; (2) to establish the legal standards of care owed by propane distributors to their customers; or (3) to prevent the user from using different methods to implement applicable codes, standards, or legal requirements.

By disseminating or publishing this document, PERC is not undertaking to render any professional or other service to or on behalf of any person or entity. PERC, NPGA, GPA, and the industry members are not undertaking to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to any third party. Anyone reading or using this document should rely on his or her own judgment or, as appropriate, should seek the advice of a competent professional in determining the exercise of reasonable care in any and all circumstances.

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