Safety &

CETP & Non-Certified Training

OPGA is a recognized  provider of CETP (Certified Employee Training Program) courses for those working in the propane field or looking to obtain propane training certification in the state of Ohio.  Training season runs from April until October and we offer a wide-range of CETP classes as well as important safety and  training classes outside of the CETP curriculum.  Classes are open to members and non-members in Ohio.

Download the 2018 Employee Training Brochure


OGPA 2018 Employee Training Schedule

1.0 Basic Principles and Practices of Propane
July 10-11 - North Baltimore
July 23 (Blended Learning) - Columbus
September 5-6 - Columbus
October 8-9 - New Albany

2.2 Bobtail Delivery Operations
August 22-24 - North Baltimore
October 22-24 - New Albany
September 11-13 - New Albany
August 9 (Blended Learning) - Columbus
May 21 (Refresher Training) - Lucasville
July 12 (Refresher Training) - North Baltimore

2.4 Cylinder Delivery Operations
October 10-11 - New Albany

4.1 Designing and Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems
August 27-29 - Columbus
May 22 (Refresher Training) - Lucasville
July 13 (Refresher Training) - North Baltimore
August 30 (Refresher Training) - Columbus
October 29-31 - New Albany

4.2 Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Operations
September 24-26 - New Albany

CSR Training Seminar
August 31 - Columbus
September 27 - New Albany

OSHA & DOT First 90-Day Hazmat Training
July 9 - North Baltimore
September 28 - New Albany

New! Blended Learning Classes
The Ohio Propane Gas Association is pleased to announce the offering of blended learning classes. Blended learning classes provide less time away from work and consist of pre-coursework and one day of review and testing. Instructions for the pre-coursework requirements will be provided upon registration for the class.




$100 per person, per class, from a company in Ohio*
$300 per person, per class, from a company outside of Ohio

Refunds for Cancellations: Registrations fees will be refunded (less a $10 processing fee), for cancellations received a minimum of four (4) business days prior.

*Ohio-Based Companies: The registration fee will be waived when the registrant (or a substitute) attends the training and is from an Ohio-based company. If the registrant does not attend and does not provide written notification to OPGA at least four (4) business days prior, the registration fee will be charged to the credit card provided at registration. Checks will not be accepted.

Class Locations

For hotel reservations, please call the hotel directly and indicate that you are with OPGA.

Columbus: Doubletree by Hilton Columbus-Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43235, 614-885-3334
Lucasville: Arrick’s Propane 9157 US Hwy. 23, Lucasville, OH 45648
New Albany: Courtyard by Marriott 5211 Forest Drive, New Albany, OH 43054
North Baltimore: Prism Propane 1399 Business Park Drive South, Suite A, North Baltimore, OH 45872
Chillicothe: Christopher Conference Center 20 N. Plaza Blvd., Chillicothe, OH 45601


General Information

  • Attendance at all training classes is by PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY.
  • Classes are limited to 20 students.
  • The registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of each class.
  • OPGA reserves the right to cancel a class if there is a lack of participation.
  • Classes are held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Registration includes all materials, continental breakfast, breaks and lunch.

OHIO PROPANE ConvertedThe NPGA's training is directed to assist in education service and delivery personnel in the LP gas industry. This training program is not intended to be an exhaustive treatment of the subject covered. It should not be interpreted as precluding the use of other procedures and/or compliance with more extensive federal, state, and local codes and/or regulations.

The NPGA, OPGA, and the training supervisor assume no liability for reliance on: (1) the material used; (2) the manner in which the training was conducted; or (3) the knowledge gained, or not gained, by the employee. Those courses are offered as assistance to help employers train personnel in their organizations.