Upcoming Changes to the California UST ICC Exams

The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) announces changes to ICC UST Service Technician, Designated UST System Operator, and UST Inspector exams.

SWRCB recently announced pending changes to UST certification exams for the State of California.  The ICC exam content and references have been amended for the California UST Service Technician (UT), the California Designated UST Operator (UC), and the California UST Inspector (UI) exams.  This marks the most significant changes to the exam content and references since the regulations went into effect on January 1st, 2005.  The updates take effect on July 1st, 2012.

The most significant changes to the exam reference materials are that Straight Talk on Tanks will no longer be used, and the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) Recommended Practices (RP) 500 and PEI RP900 are now included as references for all three exams. PEI is the leading authority for fuel and fluid handling equipment. Tait is a long term member of the Petroleum Equipment Institute.

The UC and UI exams remain open book. However, starting July 1st, 2012 those taking the UC and UI must bring both the PEI RP500 and PEI RP900 to their exam. The UT exam remains closed book. Don’t worry, we are keeping a close eye on all the changes and are updating our California Training to keep it the most current course/s available. Tait is in constant communication with the State Water Resources Board, so please ask us if you have any questions for them and we will be happy to respond if we are already familiar with the question, or find out for you.