The Operator Qualifications course is designed to certify participants as Qualified Evaluators for Operator Qualification (OQ) for testing/evaluation of specific tasks performed by pipeline workers. Based upon the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline Operator Qualification requirements, the course prepares workers to qualify in the 14 covered tasks associated with pipeline work:

Topics Covered

  • Locating Pipelines
  • Line Markers
  • Inspection for Damage
  • Protection from Hazards
  • Excavation
  • Backfilling
  • Plastic Pipe – Butt Fusion
  • Leak Clamp and Sleeves
  • Coating Maintenance
  • Cathodic Protection Systems
  • Mechanical Joints
  • Tapping Steel and Plastic Pipes
  • Tapping Cast and Ductile Iron Pipe
  • Corrosion Monitoring