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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.  The Division is currently working on providing Virtual Tank School Classes. More information will be posted soon. 

West Tennessee

03/11/2020, 07/01/2020, 11/04/2020

West Tennessee classes scheduled 03/11/2020 and 07/01/2020 will be held at:

Jackson Environmental Field Office
1625 Hollywood Drive
Jackson, TN 38305

The West Tennessee class scheduled 11/04/2020 will be held at:

Memphis Environmental Field Office
8383 Wolf Lake Drive
Memphis, TN 38133


Middle Tennessee

03/18/2020, 07/08/2020, 11/08/2020

All Middle Tennessee classes will be held at:

Fleming Operator Training Center
2022 Blanton Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

East Tennessee

03/25/2020 (Cancelled), 07/15/2020, 11/10/2020

All East Tennessee classes will be held at:

Knoxville Environmental Field Office
3711 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921

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