§ 245.111. Certified installer experience and qualifications.

 (a)  An applicant shall meet the following minimum experience, education, training or certification requirements and have completed the required number of activities in the appropriate category for an initial installer category certification:

Category Experience, Education, Training or Certification Total Number of Activities Completed
UMX 2 years, or college degree and 1 year Technical training or UMI certification 10 installations or  major modifications  (at least 5  installations) 10 installations or  major modifications  (at least 5  installations)
UMI 2 years, or college degree and 1 year Technical training 10 minor modifications
UMR 2 years, or college degree and 1 year Technical training 6 removals
UTT Department-approved training with testing equipment manufacturer’s certification None
AMMX 2 years, or college degree and 1 year Technical training or UMX certification Technical training or AFMX certification 10 installations or  major modifications  (at least 5  installations) None None
AMNX 2 years, or college degree and 1 year Technical training or AMMX certification 10 installations or  major modifications  (at least 5  installations) 6 AST installations
AMR 2 years, or college degree and 1 year Technical training or UMR certification or AFR certification 6 removals None None
AFMX 3 years, or college degree and 2 years Technical training 12 which may be  installations or major  modifications
AFR 2 years, or college degree and 1 year Technical training 6 removals
AMEX 3 years, or college degree and 2 years Technical training 12 installations or  modifications  (at least 6  installations)
ACVL 3 years, or college degree and 2 years Technical training 12 installations or  modifications  (at least 6  installations)
TL 2 years Manufacturer’s certification 9 tank linings

 (b)  The total number of activities completed required by subsection (a) shall have been completed within the 3-year period immediately prior to submitting the application for certification. The activities shall have been completed in compliance with Federal and State requirements and the applicant shall have had substantial personal involvement at the storage tank site in the activities. Noncertified individuals may work at the site but the certified installer is directly responsible to assure that the activities are conducted properly. This work qualifies toward the total number of activities completed requirements.

 (c)  A college degree being substituted for experience shall be, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, geology or an equivalent degree as determined by the Department.

 (d)  The total experience requirement for underground storage tank-tightness tester {UTT} shall be demonstrated through the submission of proof of successful completion of a training program sponsored or approved by the Department and possession of a current equipment manufacturer’s certification for a specific method of testing. The Department’s UTT certification is limited to the specific method of testing included in the equipment manufacturer’s certification. Successful completion means attendance at all sessions of training and attainment of the minimum passing grade established by the Department in the approval of the training course under §  245.141 (relating to training approval), for all sections of all qualifying tests given as part of the training course.

 (e)  Except for UTT, the total experience requirement is experience gained working at a storage tank site while working towards the total number of activities completed requirement.

 (f)  In the category for aboveground field constructed metallic storage tank {AFMX}, for installation or reconstruction activities involving tanks greater than 90 feet in diameter, each activity shall count as two installations for purposes of meeting the total number of activities requirement.

 (g)  The technical training required by subsection (a) shall be completed during the experience interval and shall be demonstrated through the submission of proof of successful completion of a category-specific training course approved by the Department in accordance with §  245.141. Successful completion means attendance at all sessions of the training and attainment of the minimum passing grade for the approved course.

 (h)  The applicant shall certify completion of safety training which is appropriate for the certification category. Training must be in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry standards and procedures such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements in 29 CFR 1910 (relating to occupational and health standards for industry).

Source

   The provisions of this §  245.111 amended December 23, 1994, effective December 24, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 6515; corrected January 6, 1995, effective December 24, 1994, 25 Pa.B. 17; amended September 27, 1996, effective September 28, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4735; amended November 9, 2007, effective November 10, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 5979; amended December 21, 2018, effective December 22, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 7875. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (331015) to (331018).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  245.102 (relating to requirement for certification); 25 Pa. Code §  245.104 (relating to application for installer or inspector certification); 25 Pa. Code §  245.114 (relating to renewal and amendment of certification); and 25 Pa. Code §  245.142 (relating to training courses).



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