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12/7 - 12/8 2022 CETP NON-ACCELERATED Book One Basic Principles & Practices live, online, instructor-led, interactive class, exam and skill assessment.

revised 111422 100pm EST


If you have purchased or are considering purchasing one or more registrations for the CETP NON-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 -


NON-ACCELERATED - THIS IS THE NON-ACCELERATED version of the Book One class.  Completion, including the exam, is done in less than TWO DAYs. Accelerated Book One class is usually done in ONE day.  Read our general explanation of Accelerated Classes at this link:

COST - Per Person, the cost is $250. Ask us about multiple student discounts if you have 6 or more.  Price includes all fees.   

BOOK - --GET THE PDF - You can download a pdf of the CETP Book One at the link at the top of this page.  All students must at a minimum have the pdf of the book for class.  A link to the pdf of "Book One" is shown below:  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)


HARDCOPY OPTIONAL -  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....

If you desire a HARDCOPY (optional) of the book, order it at the Propane Catalog site at --  - Product No. PRC-009200 - CETP 1.0 BASIC PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF PROPANE BOOK

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

NON-ACCELERATED -  This CETP NON- 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.

TIMES - The online class begins at 8 a.m. EST and concludes by 430 pm each day.   Non-accelerated  concludes by the end of the second day.

(The Accelerated version of this class one day start-to-finish).  For accelerated classes, if the class moves smoothly and everyone absorbs the material there we can prepare for the exam and test before noon on the same day. 

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

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 INCLUDED - THIS CLASS INCLUDES COMPLETION OF THE SKILL EVALUATION.  The evaluation will occur during or toward the end of the session.  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 has to download the skill evaluations and use 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 (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: 914 645 9631 or email Mike at

The Book 1.0 Basic Principle & Practices exam MUST be completed to receive certification in any of the other CETP books. For example,  2.2 Bobtail, 2.4 Cylinder Delivery, 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.

We offer stand-alone Skill Assessment sessions for this book, however, note the Skill Assessment for this BOOK ONE IS included with this class.

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;  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 impl;ications of taking CETP “out of order”.   

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


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.

12/7 - 12/8 2022 CETP NON-ACCELERATED Book One Basic Principles & Practices live

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