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Underground Storage Tank Operator Training Information

Operator Training Background

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was passed by Congress. This federal regulation establishes training requirements for operators of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs):

  • Class A – Person(s) having primary responsibility for on-site operation and maintenance of UST systems (owner or operator of a UST facility)
  • Class B – Persons having daily on-site operation and maintenance of UST systems
  • Class C – Daily on-site employees having primary responsibility for addressing emergencies presented by a spill or release from an UST system

When do designated Class A/B and Class C operators need to be trained?

On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a Final Rule establishing the requirements for operator training at underground storage tank facilities. This final rule requires that all UST facilities must be in compliance with operator training requirements by October 13, 2018.

The department has updated Chapter 62-761, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), to conform to the federal regulations. See Rule 62-761.350, and subsection 62-761.850(3), F.A.C.

What to do once you’ve completed the training

Print the certificate and keep it with the facility records for inspector verification.

Operator Training Provider Information

Operator Training Providers must be registered with the department in accordance with subsection 62-761.850(3), F.A.C.

Pursuant to subsection 62-761.350, F.A.C., owners or operators shall, by October 13, 2018, identify and designate at least one named individual for each class of operator – Class A, Class B, and Class C for each in-service underground storage tank system facility. Class A and Class B operators must complete a department approved (registered) operator training course, and the department Secretary or designee shall issue an order granting or denying the request for approval of all Class A or Class B operator training courses.

Providers of Operator Training requesting to be registered with the department shall submit, in writing or electronic format, documentation that demonstrates the training material meets the requirements contained in Chapter 62-761, F.A.C. Any approvals or denials received from other states or countries shall be included in the registration request to the department.

If your company would like to be added to the list of Third-party Training Courses as a registered provider of operator training for the state of Florida, please see Operator Training Provider Registration and submit the registration requirements via email to, or by mail to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 4560, Tallahassee, FL 32399, ATTN: William Burns, (850-245-8842). 

 **Please note that all providers of operator training courses or processes will also be required to provide training documentation by providing certificates of training to certified operators.

Third-party Training Courses

The following courses have been registered with the department as third-party online training courses which meet or exceed the department's requirements for Operator Training. The cost for training courses is variable.

American Safety Council

Class A, B and C Operator Training
225 E. Robinson Street, Suite 570
Orlando, Florida 32801

Contact: Taylor Sikes
Phone: 866-481-7541
Alternate email:

Antea Group

Class A, B and C Operator Training
150 St. Peters Centre Boulevard, Suite C
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Contact: Angela Dunn
Phone: 315-420-2363
API Operator Training website


Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy

Class A, B and C Operator Training
225 Schilling Circle
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

Contact: Stephen Tomczewski
Phone: 410-584-7000
Fax: 410-771-1625
The DLA Energy UST Operator Training courses (Class A/B and Class C) will provide information to operators at Department of Defense (DoD) facility(ies) located in Florida. EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.


EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC

Class A, B and C Operator Training
225 Schilling Circle
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

Contact: Stephen Tomczewski
Phone: 410-584-7000
Fax: 410-771-1625


JD2 Environmental, Inc.

Class A, B and C Operator Training
800 E. Washington Street
West Chester, PA 19380

Contact: Tinamarie V. Smith
Phone: 610-430-8151
Fax: 610-430-8016


Mott-Smith Consulting Group LLC

Class A and B Training
111 North Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Contact: Marshall Mott-Smith
Phone: 850-391-9835


Synergy Environmental, Inc.

Class A, B and C Training
155 Railroad Plaza, First Floor
Royersford, PA 19468

Contact: Robert May
Phone: 484-369-5000
Synergy Environmental website


UST Training

Class A, B and C Training
3495 Daisy Lane
Clinton, WA 98236

Contact: Ben Thomas
Phone: 866-301-8265 or 360-321-4776
UST Training website

For additional information: Contact Bill Burns at 850-245-8842 or

Last Modified:
March 8, 2018 - 11:16am

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