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Question: How long does it take to complete the course?
Answer: From start to finish the course should take about 8 to 10 hours of actual study time, a good project for a rainy weekend!

Question: How long may I take to complete the course?
Answer: You should plan to complete the course over a period of less than 30 days, however, the course will not "time expire" on you.

Question: Is this course free?
Answer: No. The cost of the course is $299.00.

Question: Who should take this course?
Answer: The Site Operator Course is designed to train a station operator of a retail fuel outlet, bulk plant, marina, cardlock/keylock, private outlet or farm where fuel is being dispensed.

Question: Is there a legal requirement to take the Site Operator Course?
Answer: There is a legal requirement to be trained if you are working as a station operator at a fuel dispensing site. The Site Operator Course fullfils this requirement.

Question: I live outside Ontario, may I take the course?
Answer: This program was developed for use in Ontario, however it is anticipated that Station Operators from other Provinces and Territories will use the material within. The similarities of the requirements contained within the Liquid Fuels Handling Code and the National Fire Code make this transition to different jurisdictions reasonably easy. With the exception of the Ontario specific requirements, this program covers most of the fuel related issues that a petroleum Station Operator needs to know to operate a petroleum handling facility safely in any jurisdiction. In virtually all jurisdictions there are legal requirements to train any person responsible for petroleum handling operations. This course is (at the time of publication) the only provincially recognized online course for achieving Site Operator certification.

Question: Can I take the course in a classroom instead of on-line?
Answer: Yes. Call us at 877-280-3604 or email admin@fuelssafety.ca to obtain a training schedule that bests suits your location and available dates.

Question: What minimum computer system do I need?
Answer: Any PC running Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher will do. You will also need a 56 Kb modem or faster connection to the Internet.

Question: I have an Apple Macintosh computer. Can I take the course?
Answer: A Mac running OS X and Safari or Firefox as browser will be fine.

Question: Is there a minimum level of education required to become certified?
Answer: No. Bring your common sense and desire to succeed to the project.

Question: Is there a minimum age in order to become certified?
Answer: The minimum age to pump gasoline at a service station in Ontario is 15 years.

Question: Must I have previous work experience in order to become certified?
Answer: No. The Site Operator Course was designed specifically as an entry level course for persons in the fuels handling industry.


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