Operator Training Providers
Current approved training providers are listed at our Operator Training Provider List. Please note a deadline of December 1, 2021 to submit revised courses to replace courses that are beyond their previous 5 year validation period and that are also in accordance with the 2018 state regulations.
If you have any further questions you can contact the Division of Petroleum and Chemical Safety by phone at 217-557-3131, or by Email
Trainer Application ** See note below **
Trainer A.B Curriculum
Trainer C Curriculum
- This Trainer Application Form can be filled out and submitted online only if using Internet
Explorer. All other browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.) require
you to download the document to your computer in order to be filled out
and signed digitally.
Notice of Violation (NOV)
A new Notice of Violation (NOV) for specific Operator Certification deficiencies will be written beginning Friday, April 1, 2016. Instead of the 60 day compliance period allowed for correcting violations, this new Operator Certification NOV will lead to immediate red tagging of USTs at the facility when any of the listed violations are found. immediate red tagging will only be done when the Operator Certification NOV is issued. UST NOVs will continue to have a 60 day compliance period.
2005 Federal Energy Act Requirements Now in Effect in Illinois
As of August 8, 2012, changes to UST regulations based on requirements in the 2005 Energy Act federal legislation are in effect. New requirements affecting owners/operators of UST sites are in each paragraph:
A, B and C Operators must be trained and certified, using Illinois OSFM approved training vendors. These vendors are listed at Operator Training Provider List. Failure to comply with this requirement constitutes a violation of OSFM regulations and will result in a Notice Of Violation. Copies of operator certificates must be kept at the facility and be available to OSFM inspectors within 30 minutes of requesting the reports. Facilities can list their Operators on our form: List of Designated Class A/B & C Operators Form.
A/B operators assigned to a facility, in conjunction with the facility's owners, must create a facility-specific Operations and Maintenance Plan, signed off on by both the A/B operator and the owner, updated as changes to the facility warrant, and kept for the life of the facility. The Operations and Maintenance Plan must be available to OSFM inspectors within 30 minutes of requesting the document during an inspection of the facility. The Plan must contain these 3 components:
- A detailed plan showing what inspections, operations, testing, maintenance and record keeping shall be done on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis in accordance with OSFM rules.
- A description of the manner in which UST facility owners and operators properly dispose of any regulated substances collected or cleaned up at the facility, including any water or soil removed from any part of the UST when there is any indication it might be contaminated with a regulated substance.
- The facility's Emergency Response Procedures including:
See our PDF forms for the Operations and Maintenance Plan Form, O&M Parts 1&2 Updated 7-29-13 and the Emergency Response Procedures Form, O&M Part 3.
At a manned facility, a Class A, Class B or Class C Operator must be onsite at all times. For unmanned facilities, emergency contact information for Class A, B and C Operators, including names and telephone numbers, shall be conspicuously posted at the facility unless a toll-free number for 24 hour dispatch to the facility is prominently displayed at the facility.
Additional questions can be directed to OSFM inspectors during their facility inspections, or by calling our Springfield office at (217) 785-1020 and asking for the Petroleum & Chemical Safety Division.
Final Adoption of Illinois UST Regulations
Title 41, Chapter I, Part 174, General Requirements for Underground Storage Tanks
Title 41, Chapter I, Part 175, Technical Requirements for Underground Storage Tanks
Title 41, Chapter I, Part 176, Administrative Requirements for Underground Storage Tanks
Title 41, Chapter I, Part 177, Compliance Certification for Underground Storage Tanks
Links to Forms to Assist with New Regulations