Education & Safety


MAPGA is a recognized provider of CETP (Certified Employee Training Program) courses for those working in the propane field or looking to obtain propane training certification in the states of Maryland and Delaware.  Training season runs from May until September and we offer a wide-range of CETP classes as well as important safety and training classes outside of the CETP curriculum.  Classes are open to members and non-members in all states.

Course Prerequisites:
CETP 1.0 Basic Principles & Practices is a prerequisite for ALL CETP classes.

MAPGA CETP and Safety Schools Information

Click HERE to Register online for classes with a credit card.

Click HERE for a printable MAPGA 2022 Training Calendar.

Attendees are responsible for making their own overnight accommodations.

Class Details

All classes begin at 8:30am and end at approximately 5:00pm.  Fees include tests, breaks, and lunch each day.  Each student will receive an electronic version of the study book in advance and will be provided a laptop during the class to access the book. Please feel free to print your own copy of the book in advance if you prefer. Students are encouraged to bring paper and pencils for notes. For specific course related or training related questions, please contact the CETP instructors Ric Chatham or Earl Slacum 

Payment Details

Prepayment is required for all classes.  Print the registration form and send in with your check to hold your space in the class or register online and pay by credit card.  Send in your registration fees 10 business days prior to class start.


All PERC’s workforce training materials are on in The Learning Center. In addition to taking modularized CETP courses and certification exams, you can also access modules on propane & the environment, customer service and market growth across all segments. Learn about the market opportunity with power generation by taking the new training module.


Visit the Propane Providers section on to access tools and resources that are available to support your market growth and employee training efforts. PERC highlights a new market growth opportunity each month! Make sure you are logged in to to view and access all the information.