5J-20.061. Qualifier and Master Qualifier Examinations; Applicant Qualifications and Testing Requirements  


Effective on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • 1(1) Applicants for examination for competency must submit FDACS-03584 LP Gas Qualifier and Master Qualifier Registration Application, 05/19, as incorporated by reference in rule 255J-20.004, 26F.A.C., along with the required non-refundable examination fee set forth in section 38527.0201(1) 39or 40527.0201(5)(a), F.S.

    42(2) 43Testing Requirements – Areas of competency.

    49(a) Qualifiers:

    511. All registrants for a Category I Qualifier designation shall be tested on the properties and characteristics, transportation, liquid transfer, service/installation, and bulk plant operation/distribution of liquefied petroleum gas as well as the LP gas laws, rules, and regulations as specified in chapter 527, F.S. and this rule chapter.

    1002. All registrants for a Category II Qualifier designation shall be tested on the properties and characteristics, inspection of cylinders/containers/valves, liquid transfer, transportation of cylinders/containers, and safety of liquefied petroleum gas as well as the LP gas laws, rules, and regulations specified in chapter 527, F.S. and this rule chapter.

    1503. All registrants for a Category V qualifier designation shall be tested on the properties and characteristics, inspection of cylinders/containers/valves, liquid transfer, safety, service and installation of liquefied petroleum gas as well as the LP gas laws, rules, and regulations specified in chapter 527, F.S. and this rule chapter.

    199(b) Master Qualifiers:

    2021. All registrants for a Category I Master Qualifier designation shall be tested on the properties and characteristics, transportation, liquid transfer, service/installation, and bulk plant operation/distribution of liquefied petroleum gas as well as the LP gas laws, rules, and regulations specified in chapter 527, F.S. and this rule chapter.

    2512. All registrants for a Category V Master Qualifier designation shall be tested on the properties and characteristics, inspection of cylinders/containers/valves, liquid transfer, safety, service and installation of liquefied petroleum gas as well as the LP gas laws, rules, and regulations specified in chapter 527, F.S. and this rule chapter.

    301(3) All areas of competency as described in subsection (2) above shall be given equal weight during grading of the examination. 

    322(4) As evidence of reasonable competency and qualification, Master Qualifier applicants must be a Category I 338or Category V Q342ualifier respectively, and shall have a minimum of 3 year’s verifiable experience in the 356liquefied petroleum 358gas industry 360within the 10 years preceding submission of the application for Master Qualifier examination. Acceptable experience shall include work with a liquefied petroleum gas company where the applicant performed activities that fall within one or more of the following categories:

    399(a) Maintenance of gas facilities and equipment.

    406(b) Gas storage and distribution facility operations and safety.

    415(c) Gas transportation, delivery, product transfer.

    421(d) Gas tanks, cylinders and equipment.

    427(e) Gas liquid and vapor distribution systems and equipment.

    436(f) Gas equipment and appliance service, installation and repair.

    445Rulemaking Authority 447527.0201, 448527.06 FS. 450Law Implemented 452527.0201, 453527.055, 454527.06 FS. 456History–New 1-15-02, Amended 7-28-14, Formerly 4615F-11.061, 462Amended 6-27-18, 7-10-19.