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04/29/22 CETP ACCELERATED Book One Basic Principles & Practices live, online, instructor-led, interactive class


revised 040722 100pm EST


If you have purchased or are considering purchasing one or more registrations for the 04/29/22 CETP ACCELERATED Book One Basic Principles & Practices live, online, instructor-led, interactive class,  a summary of what you need to know is contained herein.  You may have already seen this on the store class description (though it may have been truncated there), or Mike Digiorgio or Shane Sweet  may have emailed it to you after your purchase.


The original of this document can be seen at


GET THE PDF - You can download a pdf of the CETP Book One at this link -




THIS IS THE ACCELERATED version of the Book One class.  Completion, including the exam, is done in less than ONE DAY.  Our typical, non-accelerated Book One class is usually done in TWO days.  Read further to see if this class will work for YOU.


Read our general explanation of Accelerated Classes at this link:


You are responsible for reading and understanding the information in the document at the link above.  A short explanation follows:

Accelerated offerings require some self-study or advance preparation and this will allow the actual class to complete in less time than is typical.  In this case, it is completed in one day, including live electronic testing on the PERC website at the end of the instructor-led session.


Note the text description on the Store for his class may have been truncated due to site space limitations.  If you are reading this in a pdf - or the original Google Doc via the link above, it is the full length version of this summary.


Cost:  Per Person, the cost is $250.  (same price as our non-accelerated Book One class) Ask us about multiple student discounts if you have 6 or more.


The store accepts Credit cards or Paypal.  The “offline payment” or “manual payment” essentially means you will pay by check or other means after you register via the store and before the class.   If you have any problems with paying by card,  use the offline payment choice and we will invoice your company.   We have had reports of customers having issues with American Express for some reason.


Your payment will be processed via PayPal or “Wix Payments” and will appear as Shane Sweet or Shane Sweet LLC on your card statement


This CETP Accelerated Propane Basic Principles class is Live - not a recording, not a video - and will be led and instructed by Mike Digiorgio of Silverback Consulting, one of America's recognized propane instructors, consultants and trainers.


The online class begins at 8 a.m. EST and concludes by 4 pm the same day.  If the class moves smoothly and everyone absorbs the material then we can prepare for the exam and test before the end of the same day. 


Price includes all fees.   A link to the pdf of "Book One" is shown above:  NOTE that when you try that link it MAY send us a notice asking us to grant your access to the file.  If so, we will grant access right away and you will see an email telling you the link is open to you at the email you were using at the time. Otherwise, you should be able to download the file (Preview usually does not work due to the file size)


Testing at the end of the class will be overseen by Mike and all “paperwork” will be submitted to PERC directly by Mike.  


If you don’t already have an account with PERC you should sign up before class to review what they have.  It is easy and free. Go to  go to My Account and sign up.


Skill Assessments:   these are required to be completed within one year of the class by you or your company or a third party.  The cost of Skill Assessments is NOT INCLUDED with this class, however we offer virtual Skill Assessment sessions if needed.  Skill assessments get sent directly to the company with paper exams. The company must schedule skill assessments and when you complete online exams through PERC the company has to download skill evaluations and use a proctor to process the assessments.  Skills Evaluations no longer go to ITS rather they get sent to PERC and must be signed by a proctor. A proctor must do the evaluation. Reach out to us about a Skill Assessment session for ANY CETP BOOK: 914 645 9631 or email Mike at


Hardcopy of Book - Students may obtain a HARDCOPY - an option but not a requirement - of the Book at CETP 1.0 Basic Principles and Practices of Propane Book | at the following link for $29.40....


Minimum Students - There is no minimum student registration:  the class will run regardless of how many students sign up.


In Order:   The CETP curriculum is intended to be taken in sequence, meaning you take Book One, followed by the subsequent “books”.   We have had students take CETP “out of order”, meaning, for example, a student took 2.2 Bobtail BEFORE he or she had completed Book One Basic Principles.  Our experience has been a mixed bag:  some ace the exam and class;  others struggle keeping up and have failed the exam as a result.  


We do not encourage taking CETP out of order.   The knowledge from Book One is essential to the Books that come after Book One and taking CETP “out of order” has created issues, including but not limited to slowing down the entire class at the expense of others, insufficient absorption of the material and failure of the exam for a subsequent book.  Should a student take CETP out of order, he or she does this at his or her own risk and we reserve the right to end a student’s session if he or she causes disruption of the class for others.   You, as the student or the person registering a student, agree to and acknowledge the implications of taking CETP “out of order”.   


Those purchasing this class can expect one or more emails from Mike Digiorgio or Shane Sweet with details about the class.






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