Class A/B Operator TrainingSuccessfully completing the PASS course will not provide you with A/B certification
. When you’re ready to prepare for the New York exam, remember that PASS offers you more than just a pdf file directing you to the exam website
. This is an actual preparatory course offered through the PASS LMS, which means you can take it at any time
using any internet-connected device.
There is no special software to download and no taking time out of your busy schedule to attend a classroom training.
Class A/B operators at regulated Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) and Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) facilities in the state of New York can become certified by taking and passing the appropriate online exam offered through the NYDEC’s website
. There are three different exams:
- The Class A operator exam consists of approximately 65 questions and has a time limit of 2 hours.
- The Class B operator exam consists of approximately 50 questions and has a time limit of 2 hours.
- The Class A/B operator exam consists of approximately 80 questions and has a time limit of 2½ hours.
If you take but do not pass the exam, you must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam. Once you have passed, you will be able to print your operator training certificate. You will also be given an Authorization Number, which will need to be included on your UST registration form.
To help UST Class A/B operators prepare for the exam, PASS has thoroughly researched and written an online preparatory course. This prep course synthesizes, explains, and cites New York’s specific UST requirements drawn from:
Tank IQ, the NYDEC’s exam study guide;
- DER-40, the NYDEC’s operator training policy;
- New York’s PBS regulations (6 NYCRR 613); and
- New York’s CBS regulations (6 NYCRR 596-599).
Class A/B operators are responsible for training and certifying their Class C operators. PASS’ Class C operator training meets state and federal operator training requirements, and may be used by Class A/B operators to train their C operators.
All of PASS’ UST operator training courses meet and exceed the federal requirements for UST operator training and are offered through our in-house designed and built Learning Management System (LMS). PASS’ state-specific training courses are custom-tailored to meet state requirements, and are accepted by more states than any other training provider. Our courses are available on-demand, 24/7 and are accessible from any internet-connected computer, tablet, or phone. The student can complete an entire course in a single session or take the course in segments. The training may be stopped and restarted, allowing for maximum schedule flexibility. PASS also does not impose time restrictions on course access, so students may take as much time as they need to complete their training. Once training is completed a certificate is available to save and print.