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Need a Company-Wide Class A/B and C Training Solution?

January 13, 2019

Have lots of UST operators? Need  expertise managing your training efforts? We offer statewide, regional or national UST operator training solutions at no extra cost.

If you operate USTs in more than one state, you probably know by now that UST rules can vary a little or a lot, depending on what state your USTs are in. So it probably comes as no surprise that each state has a fairly strict approval process for us vendors of Class A/B and C UST operator training. Which is good so you know you get good training but it also explains why it’s hard to find a one-size-fits-all course.

Here at UST Training, we’ve been working to get our Class A/B course approved in every state and territory that allows third-party vendors. We’re currently A/B approved in 24 states including Indian Country and are securing approval for the remaining 8 states by early 2020.

What about the other states? A number of states have either free training (live or online), have a sole-source third party trainer (not us) or require only a state-sponsored final exam. We’ve not created courses in those states because it’s tough to compete with free.

Fortunately we save you the hassle of learning what’s required where by linking to the best solution in every state, whether it’s us or someone else. Go to our home page map of the US and click on a state to find your training solution, whether it’s us or someone else.

What about reciprocity? Reciprocity means one state will honor another state’s UST training certificate. While somewhat popular in 2012, more and more states are abandoning reciprocity because it doesn’t appear to adequately train operators for the state they are in. We are removing all of our reciprocity courses and creating state-specific ones where we can.

What about Class C in multiple states? Because the class C requirements are more universal than Class A/B, we’ve created a super-Class C course that meets the strictest state rules and is therefor approved in 30+ states. The remaining states don’t approve third party Class C courses but allow them. Only a few states, CA and PR don’t allow the third party online option.

Here’s our current status of approved Class A/B states courses and approved or acceptable Class C courses:

State Class A/B Class C
Alabama Yes Yes
Alaska Yes Yes
Arizona Yes Yes
Arkansas Yes
California
CNMI Yes Yes
Colorado Yes Yes
Connecticut In 2020 Yes
Delaware In 2020 Yes
District of Columbia Yes Yes
Florida Yes Yes
Georgia Yes Yes
Guam Yes Yes
Hawaii Yes Yes
Idaho Yes
Illinois Pending Yes
Indiana Yes
Iowa Yes, FREE Yes
Kansas Yes
Kentucky Yes
Louisiana Yes
Maine Yes
Maryland In 2020 Yes
Massachusetts Yes
Michigan Yes Yes
Minnesota Yes
Mississippi Yes Yes
Missouri Yes
Montana Yes
Nebraska Yes Yes
Nevada Yes Yes
New Hampshire Yes
New Jersey Yes
New Mexico Pending Yes
New York Yes
North Carolina Yes
North Dakota Yes
Ohio Yes Yes
Oklahoma Yes
Oregon Yes Yes
Pennsylvania Yes Yes
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island Yes
South Carolina Yes
South Dakota Yes Yes
Tennessee Yes
Texas Yes Yes
Utah Pending Yes
Vermont In 2020 Yes
Virginia Yes Yes
USVI In 2020 Yes
Washington Yes Yes
West Virginia Yes Yes
Wisconsin Yes Yes
Wyoming Yes
Indian Country Yes Yes

Need a battle plan to meet the requirements in one or more states? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to create one for you free of charge. Email or call 866-301-8265.

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