Training Class FAQ's
Q: How much to the classes cost?
A: Tuition for each class is listed on the apnga.com home page. The multi-class option includes all classes at one price. The group multi-class discount includes all classes for 5 individuals (less than $30 per person).
Codes are good for one year.
Completion of these tests will generate a certificate of completion. Keep a copy of the certificate for your personal record. If you change jobs but will still be working with gauges your new employer will need a copy of your certificate. Your RSO is required to keep a training certificate for every gauge user.
Q: How do I pay for a class? How do I get a receipt?
A: After payment an email will be issued that includes your receipt and your username and password for accessing the class/classes.
Q: After payment how soon must I take the class/classes?
A: Codes are good for one year. Use some now and use the others as needed.
Q: What forms of payment do you take?
A: To keep costs low we accept most major credit cards, including VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We also accept PayPal. Government agencies and large companies can pre-arrage for company checks. Currently, personal checks are not accepted.
Q: Who must take the class/test?
A: All gauge users must take the initial Gauge Safety Certification and U.S. D.O.T. HAZMAT tests. The Gauge Safety Certification is good for life but all users must receive HAZMAT Refresher Training every 3 years.
Employess should receive an Annual Refresher.
The RSO course focuses on the more in-depth role of the RSO but can be taken by anyone. It can also be taken as a RSO refresher course.
Q: What is the purpose of the practice test?
A: It gives you an indication of the test format and also gives you an idea if you're ready to take the real test. It also serves a s an excellent review. It can taken as often as desired.
Q: What is the format of the official test?
A: There are currently 30 multiple choice or true/false questions. The APNGA test uses a random selection from a pool of questions to ensure that no two tests are the same.
Q: How long does a class module/test take?
A: The class is based on eight hours but the APNGA classes allow a pace that gives the individual the ability to learn at thier best pace.
Because the website material is accessible on any computer, the worker can take the materials home to study in the evening or on the weekend.
Q: Can I take my test at home or by myself?
A: No. You can study and ask questions ("Ask A Question" section) at home but you must take a "closed book" test in the presence of the RSO.
Q: What is the passing grade for the test?
A: You must have a 70% passing grade. Incorrect answers must be reviewed at the end of the test.
Q: What if I fail the test?
A: The APNGA testing program allows you to re-take the Gauge Safety Certification and U.S. D.O.T. HAZMAT tests. You should first review the answers that were incorrect and re-study the materials. Talk to your RSO to gain a better understanding of trouble areas. Then you can re-take the test.
Q: How do I receive my certificates?
A: Upon successful completion of the test you will be emailed a certificate. Youu can also print a copy of the certificate on the "My Courses" page. The RSO must sign the Gauge Safety and U.S. D.O.T. HAZMAT certificates to make them valid.
Q: Do I need to keep a copy of my certificate?
A: You should keep a copy for your personal files. If you change jobs you must give a photocopy to your new RSO.
Q: After completing the class/test how soon can I operate a gauge?
A: Once the RSO signs the certificate and authorizes you to do so, you can transport and operate a gauge.
Q: How do I know these classes are approved by the regulatory agencies?
A: The Gauge Safety Certification Class is fully accepted by most states. A listing of states is provided on the APNGA home page.
The U.S. D.O.T. HAZMAT class is accepted in every state. Your RSO monitors the material and your participation, including the quiz and then acknowledges your completion by signing the certificate.
The RSO Class, Employee Annual Refresher Course and the "Do It Yourself" Annual Audit are discretionary and can be used in every state. Always check with your state and the conditions of your license to meet any unique requirements.
Q: What if I lose my training certificate? Do you provide copies?
A: You can log back into a class and at the "My Courses" page you can click on the "+" symbol next to the class name to print the certificate. Please contact us if you experience a problem. firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-888-6426. Copies are free.