NGVi Certifies First 100 CNG Fuel System Inspectors
Natural Gas Vehicle Institute announced that 100 CNG Fuel System Inspectors have been certified since the company’s CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification program launched in September 2016. This industry milestone means these technicians, the first 100, have demonstrated comprehensive inspection competency. This group represents heavy-duty truck leasing companies, refuse fleets, cylinder manufacturers, municipal fleets, truck manufacturers and dealers, school districts, transit agencies, trucking companies, food and beverage delivery companies and independent truck service centers.
“We are delighted that our certification program has been well received by the industry and has succeeded with a high participation rate after only three months of operation,” said Annalloyd Thomason, NGVi’s Vice President and General Manager. “This clearly demonstrates that companies recognize the need and value of NGVi’s certification, which offers a greater level of confidence in their technicians’ abilities to conduct CNG fuel system inspections. This, in turn, contributes to overall NGV fleet safety.”
NGVi’s CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification program is administered independently from the company’s training programs, and is designed according to the requirements of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). It was created by industry experts and based on a detailed job study of tasks required to be performed by CNG Fuel System Inspectors, according to federal codes and standards, and industry best practices.
NGVi’s certification program is overseen by an independent Advisory Board, including representatives from Agility Fuel Systems, Hexagon Lincoln, Penske Truck Leasing, UPS, Volvo, Waste Management and Worthington Industries.
NGVi’s CNG Fuel System Inspector certification is valid for five years. The certification exam is offered live at various locations throughout the country, as well as online via an electronically-proctored exam that can be scheduled individually and taken at a time convenient for the participant.
For more information about NGVi’s CNG Fuel System Certification, visit the NGVi website.