FUEL GAS PIPING INSTALLERS LICENSE

60 Hour Classroom requirement consisting of a Basic Theory and Piping Course (CETP Book 1 and Book 4.1, 4.2) combined with a minimum of 1000 Hours of Field Experience (6 months) to become licensed as a New Hampshire Gas Piping Installer. (GPI License)  See below for regulations. This class qualifies you to install piping systems for both Natural and LP Gases.

Course Cost $ 1600.00

Includes a Copy of National Fuel Gas Code – NFPA 54 code book and printed Color manual of course materials covered.

WHAT IS COVERED?
TOTAL TIME = 60 HOURS

Classification of Gases
Properties of Gases
Fuel Gases
Gas Flames
Gas Combustion
Gas Safety
Gas System Pressures
Gas Pressure Regulators
Piping Installation Plan
Preparing a Plan
Methods for Sizing Gas Pipe
Sizing of Gas Piping Systems
System Operating Pressures
Piping Materials and Selection of Proper Materials
Methods of Piping Assembly
Pipe Hangers and Supports
CSST – Corrugated Stainless Steel Gas Pipe
Proper Bonding of Gas Piping
Connections of Gas Appliances & Equipment
Piping Underground
Piping in Partitions
Pressure Testing & Inspection
Proper Purging of Piping Systems

Due to intense volume of materials presented, day courses are now transitioning to four weeks with two days each week. This is designed to give the learner more time to understand and review materials.

Daytime classes are held from 8:00 am to 4:30pm

Days-Autumn                                        
Tuesdays &       
Wednesdays  

Sep 12 & 13, 2017
Sep 19 & 20, 2017
Sep 26 & 27, 2017
Oct  03 & 4,  2017
DAYS- Fall    

Tuesdays &       
Wednesdays            
          

Nov 07 & 08, 2017
Nov 14 & 15, 2017
Nov 21 & 22, 2017 
Nov 28 & 29, 2017                                          

DAYS-Winter

Tuesdays & Wednesdays      


WE OFFER FOUR
DIFFERENT GAS
FUEL LICENSING
OPTIONS, EACH
OF WHICH CARRIES DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS:
Fuel gas piping installer’s license
Fuel gas equipment installer’s license
Fuel gas service technician license
Fuel gas domestic appliance technician

EVENINGS – TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS - 6:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

October 10, 2017 thru December 21st, with Lab days on Saturday Nov 4th and Dec 2nd.


STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE GAS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Saf-Mec 305.02 Eligibility Requirements for Initial Individual Fuel Gas Fitting Licensure as a Piping Installer.

(a) A piping installer specialty license shall be provided to individuals who install propane and natural gas piping from the outlet of the first stage regulator for liquefied propane, or the outlet of the natural gas meter, which shall be the point of delivery, to any and all fuel gas appliance(s) or other gas utilization equipment, including any and all future portions of the gas distribution system located therein.

(b) To qualify for a gas piping installer license, an individual shall demonstrate the following:

(1) Successful completion of a minimum of 60 hours of educational training which covers the following subject matter:

a. Basic gas theory involving a thorough understanding of the physical properties and characteristics of propane and natural gas;
b. Reading and interpretation of fuel gas piping plans and drawings;
c. Determining proper fuel gas piping systems using appropriate sizing tables and charts;
d. Piping installation involving review of gas pipe sizing, gas pipe material selection, proper installation of underground and above ground fuel gas piping supply and distribution
systems, placing a fuel gas system in service including purging, initial pressure testing and leak check of gas distribution piping and appliances;
e. The documentation of fuel gas piping system pressure testing, leak checking including 
customer notification as to the safety procedures and recognition of fuel gas odors;
f. The application of NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code, and NFPA 58 the Liquefied 
Petroleum Gas Code above; and

(2) A minimum of 1,000 working hours of on-the-job experience in the trade or its equivalent in an approved educational setting as defined in Saf-Mec 303.18, relevant to the installation of gas piping within 60 consecutive months, 500 hours of which may be applied if the applicant can demonstrate proof of relevant field experience installing, servicing and repairing heating oil fired equipment.

(c) Notwithstanding any rule to the contrary, a NH licensed plumber who demonstrates that he or she is licensed in good standing, shall be qualified for a gas piping installer license once he or she demonstrates successful completion of (b)(1) above.