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Tank School

Tank School consists of live classroom training geared toward tank owners and tank operators and is designed to help increase their understanding of  compliance with the underground storage tank rules and how they can be prepared for future compliance inspections. Classes are typically small sized, and are taught by a team of our inspectors. The class sessions employ lots of photographs, some video, and samples of piping material, and limited amounts of underground storage tank hardware such as automatic line leak detectors. Student participation and questions are encouraged. Class evaluations received reflect overwhelmingly positive comments on the instructors and the course content. Instructors report that when comparing pre- and post- instruction test scores, they are usually able to measure a 20 - 25 point increase in class average scores.

Classes begin at 8:30 A.M.  and last until approximately 4:00 pm. There is no cost to attend these classes and class materials are provided free of charge.  Everyone who attends and completes the class session will receive an attractive Certificate of Attendance, and the current year Tank Owner's Compliance Toolbox CD.  Anyone who scores a 70 or higher on the class final exam will be awarded a Certificate of Operator Training which is recognized by the state for having completed the requirements for a Class A and Class B Operator.

Classes are scheduled three times per year in each of the grand divisions and the dates of the 2020 classes are shown below.

Please be advised that in-person Tank School Classes have been temporarily suspeded due to COVID-19.  For the remainder of 2020, all Tank School Classes will be virtual.

Virtual Tank School Classes for 2020 

08/12/2020 (Make up 09/02/2020), 11/10/2020 (Make up 11/18/2020)

Classes will be online and are attendance is assigned by the Division. All July Tank School Classes have been cancelled and moved to August 12, with a make up date of September 02, 2020. The followng are basic requirements to attend online Tank School:

  • Access to a computer with a reliable internet connections (1.0 Mbps (download) and 1.5 Mbps (upload) is recommended;
  • Access to a reliable audio source (I.E. cell phone, computer speakers, heasdset, etc.);
  • Valid email Address;
  • Ability to complete an online pre-test prior to class and an online post-test after the class presentation, and;
  • Ability to attend and actively participate during the entire class session (Approxamately six (6) hours).

Any person who wants to attend a Tank School class but is not required to attend may sign up by  contacting Nigel Luther at nigel.luther@tn.gov or Mitzie Berry at mitzie.berry@tn.gov

 

Class locations are subject to change, so anyone interested in attending a scheduled session of Tank School should contact Nigel Luther for class specific information and to confirm space availability. If you have questions about Tank School, Nigel will be happy to answer them for you. Nigel may be reached at (423) 634-5760, or email at nigel.luther@tn.gov.