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Florida law requires that all outside vendor training be approved in order for students to receive continuing education credits. This list contains those classes which have been approved by the Bureau of LP Gas Inspection, along with the number of continuing education units. While every attempt is made to keep this list current, please feel free to contact us at (850) 921-1600 for up-to-date information.
Facts about Continuing Education and Master Qualifiers
- Training is required for ALL employees whether or not they are qualifiers, and refresher training must be conducted at 3-year intervals. Documentation must be retained on file. All 601 and 803 qualifier cards expire three years after they are issued.
- All 601 and 803 licensees must have a Master Qualifier.
- Renewal notices will be mailed to all qualifiers prior to expiration.
- All 601 and 803 qualifiers must renew their qualifications every 3 years and pay $20.00 plus submit 16 continuing education credits.
- All master qualifiers must renew their qualifications every 3 years and pay $50.00 plus submit 16 continuing education credits.
- NOTE: These renewal notices are sent as a courtesy only. Failure to receive a renewal notice does not relieve the qualifier/Master qualifier of the obligation to timely renew.
Legislation passed in the 2000 Legislative Session enacted continuing education requirements for all 601, 803 and Master Qualifiers and provided for an expiration of these qualifications at three-year intervals. Continuing education requirements are 16 hours every 3 years. Qualifiers must provide proof of this continuing education in order to renew their qualification requirements. Section 527.02(2)(4)(c), Florida Statutes, requires the department to identify, by rule, approved courses of continuing education. Section 527.066, Florida Statutes, and Section 527.06, Florida Statutes, allow the department to identify, by rule, reasonable standards of competency and qualification for persons engaged in the liquefied petroleum gas business. The purpose and the effect of this rule is to define continuing education programs which will be recognized as acceptable to the department for the qualification of Category I LP Gas Dealer and LP Gas Installer qualifiers and master qualifiers.
Sixteen (16) hours of continuing education units (every three years) are required for all Category I LP Gas Dealer (0601) and Installer A (0803) examinees. Additionally, NFPA 58, The LP Gas Code, requires training for all persons handling propane. The Bureau of LP Gas Inspection strongly encourages continuing education for all persons involved in the liquefied petroleum gas industry. If you have a request for training that is not mentioned above in the Training Schedule, please feel free to call our office and we will work with you in the development of a class to suit your particular needs.
The annual Propane Gas Safety School is held each year in May for one week in Ocala, Florida. This class is sponsored by the Florida Propane Gas Association and the Florida Bureau of LP Gas Inspection. For more information, or to receive a brochure for this year's classes contact the Bureau at (850) 921-1600.
Location and Directions
Examination Location and Physical Address
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Terry Lee Rhodes Building
2005 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida 32301