Propane Natural Gas: Appliance Connection & Service

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Government license, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician. 150501


This course is designed to train: installation and service personnel, sales personnel, managers and supervisors on the required components to install and service gas/propane appliances.

This course encompasses CETP Sections 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 & 4.6 and the Maine Natural Gas Supplement. Successful completion of this course and exams will help students achieve the State of Maine Propane & Natural Gas Technician – Appliance Connection and Service Technician authority.

CETP Section 4.2 “Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Operation” focuses primarily on the procedure of placing a vapor distribution system into operation and addresses the different system tests required for vapor distribution systems and appliances; validating the container, piping, and regulator; how and when to make the final connections; how to purge the system of air, appliance controls and safety devices; and how to adjust the burner.

CETP Section 4.3- “Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems” focuses primarily on interior of a piping system as well as the installation of gas appliances. It also addresses how to select and install appliances, design and install interior venting systems, and design and install interior piping and tubing, as well as how to perform a pressure test.

CETP Section 4.4 – “Basic Electricity for Propane Appliance Service” focuses on basic electricity as it relates to basic propane appliances.

Its focus is to develop basic electrical troubleshooting skills that can be used to service any basic propane appliance.

It does not include troubleshooting basic propane appliances – this is addressed in 4.5 “Basic Propane Appliance Service and Troubleshooting”.

CETP Section 4.5 – “Basic Propane Appliance Service and Troubleshooting” focuses on efficiently servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing basic propane appliances.

This course does not include any appliance with electronic ignition systems.

Those systems are addressed in 4.6 “Advanced Propane Appliance Service and Troubleshooting”

CETP Section 4.6 – “Advanced Propane Appliance Service and Troubleshooting” enables participants to efficiently service, troubleshoot, and repair advanced propane appliances with electronic ignition systems. The course will aid in preparing for NPGA’s CETP certification. 4.6 Advanced Propane Appliance Service and Troubleshooting is an essential tool for ensuring employee safety and continuing success.

FGT 1.1 Section – “Maine Natural Gas Supplement” focuses on the properties of natural gas, procedures for installing house piping, and procedures for placing natural gas operated equipment in-service as required by the State of Maine.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Kennebec Valley Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

3 - Central Western Local Area 3

Type of Attainment:

Postsec. Awards/Cert./Diplomas; <1 yr.

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Non Credit

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Propane Education Research Council (PERC)

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Registration Fee

$2,500.00 110 hours

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

17-3024.00Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



92 Western Avenue, Fairfield, Maine 04937

Phone Number

(207) 453-5818

Last Updated

Feb 16, 2021


May 06, 2016


Jun 15, 2018