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Level 1 Propane Vehicle Essentials and Safety Practices

With a focus on safety, this course teaches technicians and support team members the fundamentals of working with propane as a vehicle fuel. Participants will learn about the propane fuel system components, safety procedures for vehicle maintenance and repair, and proper fueling and defueling of propane-powered vehicles.



Who Should Attend?

  • Technicians who will perform basic preventive maintenance (oil changes, tire rotations, etc.) and repair on propane vehicles 
  • All employees involved in propane fleet operations
  • Fleet or dealer service managers and supervisors
  • Corporate/agency safety managers
  • Risk management staff

Course Objectives

  • Identify properties and characteristics of propane and compare to gasoline and diesel
  • Explain the relationship between temperature and pressure for propane fuel stored onboard vehicles
  • Describe the safety procedures unique to propane vehicles
  • Identify and describe the operation of the components of a propane fuel system
  • Recognize safety systems at a propane fueling station and implement the procedures for fueling propane-powered vehicles
  • Describe the methods and safety practices for depressurizing and defueling propane vehicles

Course Outline

Module 1 Introduction
Module 2 Understanding Propane as a Vehicle Fuel
Module 3 Propane Fuel System Component Identification
Module 4 Propane Engine Fuel System Component Identification
Module 5 Fueling a Propane Vehicle
Module 6 Propane Vehicle Depressurizing and Defueling


Instructional staff members of colleges, universities, private training organizations, fleets, dealers or manufacturers are not candidates for this course, but have numerous options for bringing NGVi’s training classes to their campuses or facilities. For more information, contact us at 800-510-6484.