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06-04, 06-05, 06-06 2024 CETP 3.1-3.5 Basic Plant Operations Class & Exam

3 days


CETP NON-ACCELERATED CETP Book 3.1-3.5 Plant Operations Class and Exam


A live, online, instructor-led, interactive class and exam.

revised 050224


If you have purchased or are considering purchasing one or more registrations for the CETP NON-ACCELERATED CETP Book 3.1-3.5 Plant Operations Class and Exam live, online, instructor-led, interactive class and exam, 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 Google Document can be seen at


BOOK PDF -  You can download a pdf of the CETP Book 3.1-3.5 (March 2024 revision) at the link that follows. NOTE-the Book was revised March 2024 by PERC to fix font problems in the pdf file reported by users.  See for the pdf of the book.  All students must at a minimum have the pdf of the book for class.  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, so you have to pull the file to your device, then open it)


HARDCOPY OPTIONAL -  Students may obtain a HARDCOPY - an option but not a requirement - of the Book at  the following link for CETP 3.1-3.5 Basic Plant Operations Book | PERC (  If you desire a HARDCOPY (optional) of the book, YOU MUST  order it at the Propane Catalog site.  Product No. PRC-009300 “CETP 3.1-3.5 Basic Plant Operations Book”


ACCELERATED vs NON-ACCELERATED -  This CETP NON-ACCELERATED CETP Book 3.1-3.5 Plant Operations Class and Exam 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.  THIS IS THE NON-ACCELERATED version of the Book 3.1-3.5 class.  Completion, including the exam, is done in 3 days.  Read our general explanation of Accelerated Classes at this link:


COST - Per Person, class and exam only, the cost is $399 ($449 recent price drop of $50).  Ask us about multiple student discounts if you have 6 or more.  Price includes all fees.   This class may also be eligible for discount codes thanks to underwriting by Sponsors




PAYMENT - The store accepts Credit cards or Paypal.  Choosing the “offline payment” or “manual payment” choice on the cart checkout 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


TIMES - On the days noted, the online classes begin at 8 a.m. EST and conclude by 430 pm (for any of our CETP classes, unless otherwise stated)   


DEVICES - For classes with online exams, please know that EACH student must have his or her own camera-ready  and  audio-ready PC, laptop,  desktop or tablet for the purposes of taking the examinations.


PERC ACCOUNT - If the student does not already have an account with PERC he or she 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 ASSESSMENT NOT INCLUDED - Time constraint means THIS CLASS DOES NOT INCLUDE the option to complete the skill evaluation on the day of either the accelerated class or last day orf the non-accelerated class.   Skill Assessment completion is required to be completed within one year of the class by you or your company or a third party.   Historically, Skill Assessments have been sent directly to the company with paper exams. The company has then made arrangements to complete the skill assessments.  When you complete online exams through PERC,  the company must download the skill evaluation form and use a Skill Evaluator (NOT the same as a Proctor) to process the assessments.  Either way, Skills Evaluations no longer go to ITS rather they get sent to PERC and must be signed by a PERC approved Skill Evaluator (again, not the same as a Proctor).  A Skill Evaluator must do the evaluation. Reach out to us about a Skill Assessment session for ANY CETP BOOK:  We offer stand-alone Skill Assessment sessions for this and other CETP Books,  Ask us.


TESTING - at the end of the class will be overseen by Mike and all “paperwork” will be submitted to PERC directly by Mike.  The Book 1.0 Basic Principle & Practices exam MUST be completed to receive certification (to actually get a certificate from PERC) in any of the other CETP books. For example,  2.2 Bobtail, 2.4 Cylinder Delivery, etc., require Book One Basic Principles be completed to receive certificates for all books beyond the 1.0 Basics Principles & Practices class.  We describe the completion of the Skill Assessment the “3rd step” of the CETP Book certification process.


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


SEQUENCE -  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 in this example;  others struggle keeping up and have faile


SNIPPED - If you are reading this text in the description on the Store, note that this text may have been truncated due to space limitations on the store itself,  and there is more to read (another few hundred words) after this paragraph.  The pdf - or the original Google Doc via the link above,  is the full length version of this summary.


06-04, 06-05, 06-06 2024 CETP 3.1-3.5 Basic Plant Operations Class & Exam

$449.00 Regular Price
$399.00Sale Price
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