We are pleased to announce that we have converted this course to a virtual, instructor-led format. We have redesigned all of our courses to maximize learning in a virtual environment. Students will still have the opportunity to participate and interact with the instructor.
Each Attendee participates in the live, instructor-led sessions via a dedicated desktop or laptop. Tablet and Mobile are not compatible to the CSA Group’s Webex Training sessions.
This course provides a prequalified technicians and mechanics with the training in the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Container and the knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the Fuel System Inspector Certification.
At the end of this course learners will be able to:
What is Included?
Why Get Your Training and Certification from CSA Group?
CSA Group has developed a program to train and certify personnel for the visual inspection of CNG cylinders and fuel systems. The certification complies with ISO/IEC 17024:2012, the internationally established standard for the development and operation of personnel certification programs. CSA Group program was developed and is maintained with the efforts of industry experts, manufacturer representatives, cylinder inspectors, supervisors, regulators and educators. We've worked closely with these experts to identify and prioritize the most important aspects of inspection and safety.
Jim Rike is known throughout the industry for his vast knowledge and understanding of natural gas. Rike began his career immediately following his vocational education as a heavy duty wreck mechanic and eventually went on to manage a heavy duty equipment installation facility. In 2010 Rike and his team ventured into alternative fuels, bringing 19 snow and ice CNG units to market. Rike’s focus quickly shifted to the Natural Gas Vehicle industry, and in an effort to bring new innovation, he sought out a partnership with Trilogy Engineered Solutions. Rike’s team installed over 400 CNG units nationwide from 2012 to 2013. Through this experience Rike realized the value of adequate training and partnered with AFV International to develop and provide CSA/CNG fuel system inspector certification training for Kenworth Truck Company’s dealer network. In 2015, Rike joined Worthington Industries Alternative Fuels and was instrumental in their acquisition of Trilogy Engineered Solutions. During his 4-year stint with Worthington Industries, Rike expanded his knowledge and understanding of CNG through product design and development. In 2019, he parted ways with Worthington Industries and started Rikeology LLC, focusing primarily on natural gas vehicle parts sales and training. Rike also partnered with AFV International as a training instructor and the Director of Business Development, and eventually developed a successful virtual training program. Rike’s passion for the CNG industry and his desire to share his vast knowledge are displayed through his success as a trainer.
Each Attendee participates in the live, instructor-led sessions via a dedicated desktop or laptop. Chromebooks, Tablets and Mobiles are not compatible to the CSA Group’s Webex Training sessions.
Operating Systems/Browser Recommendations:
• Windows – Version 8 or higher
• Edge browser 42 and later
• Mozilla Firefox 52 and later
• Chrome 65 and later (32-bit/64-bit)
Mac OS X:
• MAC – Version 10.13 or higher
• Firefox 52 and later
• Safari 11 and later
• Chrome 65 and later (32-bit/64-bit)
• Headset, headphones with microphone, or computer/device with speakers/microphone (required for audio)
• Video camera (optional)
• Java 6 and Java 7 (for web browsers that support Java) are enabled
• Cisco WebEx plug-ins is enabled for Chrome 32 and later
• Plug-ins are enabled in Safari
• Active X is enabled and unblocked for Microsoft Internet Explorer
• Open all learning materials using Adobe Reader. Click here to install (it is free).