As of January 1st, 2020, the State of Maine has implemented a requirement that all propane licensing will require taking a State test as well as the certification from the Certified Employee Training Program (CETP). This means a test in addition to the testing we do here at MEMA Technical Education Center (MTEC). The State will be charging an additional fee for their test as well. There will be tests for Appliance Installation and Service, Tank Setter and Outside Piping, Delivery Technician, Large Equipment and Plant Operator.
MTEC has been approved by the Maine Fuel Board to create its own non-CETP Propane Training curriculum in the future. This class will cover the specific training and code knowledge necessary to prepare students for the Maine State Exam. We are also looking into being able to administer the State test here at MTEC.
Below are requirements for applying for licensure:
4.7 Propane and Natural Gas Technician
Applications for licensure as a propane and natural gas technician under 32 MRSA §18135 must be submitted on a form provided by the Board and must be accompanied by the license fee set forth in Chapter 10, Section 5(17-A) of the rules of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, entitled “Establishment of License Fees.”
4.7.2 Qualification for Licensure via CETP
To qualify for licensure by successfully completing CETP as set forth in 32 MRSA §18135(2)(A), an applicant must submit the wall certificate issued by National Propane Gas Association to the Board as proof of completion. The wall certificate submitted must be specific to the license authority requested.
4.7.3 Qualification for Licensure by Examination
To qualify for licensure by examination as set forth in 32 MRSA §18135(2)(B), an applicant must submit proof of successful completion of the requisite education to the Board
Professional qualifications. Each applicant for a propane and natural gas technician license must pass an examination approved by the board and meet one of the following qualifications:
A. Successful completion of the certified employee training program of a national propane gas association; OR
B. Successful completion of a board-approved propane or natural gas course at a Maine community college, career and technical education center or career and technical education region or a comparable institute of this State or another state and passage of an examination approved by the board.
You can read the full article as well as find a link to the Maine State website that will provide access to candidate information at maineenergymarketers.com/news