The storage tank contractor credential certification and registration program oversees the credential requirements for contractors and companies conducting various specialty work associated with flammable, combustible and hazardous liquid storage tank systems.
Company Registration Requirements
Companies that provide or offer to provide SPS 310 storage tank system installation, removal, testing, lining, cleaning, or site assessment, and companies that perform or provide professional level engineering or hydro geological services to a claim submitted for reimbursement under the PECFA program shall hold a credential issued by the Department.
A person who provides SPS 310 UST/AST inspector and regulatory services under contract with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) must hold a valid Tank System Inspector credential and work for an organization under contract with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).
A person who provides or offer to provide supervision of storage tank system installation, removal, testing, lining, cleaning and site assessment must hold a valid credential in the respective specialty. Specific specialty operational requirements, credential application and credential renewal requirements can be viewed at the following SPS 305 code link.
Continuing Education Credit Requirements
The SPS 305 - Credentials Administrative Code requires that individual conducting inspections or supervising UST or AST installation, tightness testing, corrosion protection testing and impressed current system design, lining, closure (removal) and closure site assessment be certified. Inspectors and installers must maintain continuing education to renew certification, which requires obtaining at least 12 Continuing Education Credits (CEC) every 2 years.
NOTE: An approved course may provide continuing education credits for more than one SPS 305 credential that an individual holds.
The certification for: AST and UST Installer, Site Assessor, Remover/Cleaner, and Inspector involve taking and passing a written exam. The credential is based upon competencies in the respective specialty codes and standards. Link to Certification exam reference guide.
The exams are an open book exam. While exam questions are based upon a broad range of competencies under the respective codes and standards the majority of the questions come from the primary code and standards. The following link is to the guide for the Primary References For Open Book Exam
Individual Specialty Credential Requirements: