California UST Operator Training Rules

Rules Adopted.

California SWRCB adopted operator training rules in 2004. There is no Class A/B operator; only a Designated Operator (DO).  All DOs must be certified through the International Code Council or ICC every two years. DOs also perform a detailed monthly on-site inspection and provides on-site training to Class C employees. Deadline in effect now.

Class A/B:
In California the Class A/B operator is called the DO. DO’s must take and pass a certification exam by the International Code Council or ICC. Training to prepare for the exam is optional but recommended. We usually refer California DO’s to Tait Environmental Services who prepare folks for the ICC final exam with an online preparatory course.

Class C:        
The California SWRCB does not recognize third party online Class C training. UST owners are welcome to use our California Class C course but it must be accompanied documentation of live, on-site training performed by the Designated Operator.

See the California State Water Resource Control Board UST Program web page for more information.