CA UST Contact hours for recertification

underground storage tank

The California Code of Regulations (CCR) requires local agency inspectors conducting underground storage tank (UST) inspections to have a current inspector certificate from the International Code Council (ICC). The ICC certification is only valid for 24 months after the date of issue. A local agency inspector then must renew the certification to continue to perform UST inspections.

Specifically, Section 2715 (j)(2) of Title 23, CCR states these individuals shall renew the California inspector certificate every 24 months, by either passing the ICC California UST Inspector exam or satisfying equivalent criteria as approved by the Division of Water Quality UST Program Manager.

The CUPA Conference sessions, identified with contact hours in the ICC column of the Session Scheduler, and for each session attended in full, can be used to satisfy the required contact hours for recertification. To receive contact hours for these sessions, it is the responsibility of the attendee to have their name badge scanned in and out of each session for proper documentation.

Attending a California CUPA Forum Conference is an excellent way to accumulate contact hours for recertification. The conference provides multiple classes suitable for inspectors conducting underground storage tank (UST) inspections.

California CUPA Forum (CalCUPA) Courses Specific to UST recertification

  • UST Regulatory Compliance Inspections - Participants will be provided with a thorough overview of the UST requirements found in California H&SC Chapter 6.7 and Title 23, California Code of Regulations. Pre-registration is MANDATORY.
  • UST Fiberglass Piping Installation Workshop - To provide a thorough instruction of fiberglass piping installation and repair.
  • Opportunities and Achievements in the UST Program - Participants will gain an understanding of how California's UST Program has progressed in the past year, as well as insight into what changes may lie ahead.
  • Getting UST's Done Right - Participants will learn to identify these compliance issues during plan check and field inspections. Participants will also learn how to prevent them from occurring and when they do occur how to correct them.
  • Leak Detection Technologies - Participants will learn how to effectively use Veeder Root, Franklin Fueling and Beaudreau leak detection equipment and other products to implement the applicable UST operational requirements.
  • ARB Update - Attendees will learn about vapor recovery requirements for ASTs, including the upcoming Phase I deadline, as well as equipment, testing, inspections, and upcoming upgrades; the ISD deadline and enforcement advisory; and current work on liquid condensate pots.
  • California Fire Code Requirements for USTs - This class will cover California Fire Code, Article 22 requirements for underground tanks, motor fuel-dispensing facilities.
  • UST Enforcement - Attendees will learn about enforcement tools that have been successful in achieving UST compliance.
  • FUELS - To assist UST inspectors, air and water quality specialists and other environmental scientists in making informed decisions regarding the relative benefits/hazards of "green" fuels to UST material compatibility, to air and water quality, and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the production of certain fuels.

For more information, you can send an email directly to: ConferenceManager[at], call 530-676-0815, send mail to P.O. Box 2017, Cameron Park, CA 95682-2017, or use our general contact form.