Tait UST Operator Training

california ust training

UST training courses Available for california

Course Descriptions

Our online courses are designed to prepare and pass the California ICC UST Exams. The courses include video-based training that can be watched multiple times in preparation for the exam. Your training course is guaranteed until you pass your exam. Our courses include:  

  • The California Designated UST System Operator (DUSTO or DO) ICC Exam Prep Course if for those individuals designated by the UST owner to have responsibilities for training UST facility employees and conducting a visual inspection at the UST facility.
  • The California UST Inspector ICC Exam Prep Course is for those individual local agency inspectors or special inspectors who conducts UST inspections.
  • The California UST Service Technician ICC Exam Prep Course is for those individuals who install or test UST monitoring equipment, or provide maintenance, service, system programming or diagnostics, calibration, or trouble-shooting for UST system components.

The courses cover UST operator classifications, UST systems, UST operation, UST testing, UST inspections, UST recordkeeping, UST release detection, financial responsibility and investigation and reporting of suspected and confirmed releases from USTs. Each course also includes an online practice exam like the ICC exam. We ship a printed copy of the approved California UST statutes and regulations and EPA UST guidance documents that can be used in the California DUSTO / DO and California UST Inspector Exams.

Overview of California UST Requirements

The California statutes & regulations for the UST program are defined in:

The California State Water Board is rewriting California UST Regulations in preparation of the permanent closure of all single-walled USTs. The proposed UST Regulations have an expected effective date of January 1, 2026.

The California State Water Resources Control Board adopted Training Requirements for Underground Storage Tank Professionals.

The General Overview of UST Construction, Monitoring and Testing Requirements is a good general resource for California UST regulations and requirements. California has state-mandated UST inspections and testing forms which can be found on the California State Water Resources Control Board website at UST Reporting and Inspection Forms.


Amended California UST Regulations

On May 19, 2020, the State Water Resources Control Board approved amendments to the California Code of Regulations, Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 16 (UST Regulations). The effective date of the amendments is October 1, 2020. Section 2716 has been

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UST Secondary Containment and Interstitial Monitoring Requirements

Are you responsible for ensuring site or corporate environmental compliance or for implementing a site environmental management system that includes fueling systems? Whether you’re an environmental manager, a plant engineer, plant/general manager, facility manager, site manager or other role, if you’re involved with

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Fueling System Compliance Violations

What happens when your fueling systems are out of compliance? Sometimes they leak. Often Notices of Violations (NOVs) will be given and fines may be assessed. Below are two examples recently shared by the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), one from

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