Vehicle and CNG Fueling Station Training

NGVi’s training programs cover both compressed and liquefied natural gas and span the range of topics on vehicles, fueling practices, fueling stations, and overall fleet management.  Our instructors are industry experts with more than 20 years’ experience.

Training Options
For convenience, NGVi offers both live and on-line training options.  These include:

  • Public training (pre-scheduled, regional classes for general enrollment)
  • In-house training (customized and delivered live at your facility)
  • Interactive, web-based training with real time instructor interface

Practical "How-to" Training
All NGVi training programs focus on the practical "how-to's" and are aimed at providing you with the knowledge and tools necessary to operate at the best practices level, no matter the subject area. All of our live courses include ample opportunity for participants to share experiences – discussing both real world obstacles and solutions among themselves, thus maximizing the learning opportunity. NGVi’s curriculum is updated frequently so that it contains the most recent developments and state-of-the-art practices in the respective subject area.

About Our Instructors

Leo Thomason, co-founder of NGVi, is known worldwide as an expert in natural gas fueling and vehicle technology.  A professional trainer and experienced technical consultant, Leo helps fleet managers, technicians and drivers understand the nuances of using natural gas as a transportation fuel.  Over the past two decades, he has personally trained more than 17,000 students in the United States, Europe, India, Bangladesh, Philippines and Malaysia.  Leo is also a CSA-certified CNG Fuel System Inspector.

Paul Pate is an ASE Master Certified automotive technician and has held that status for nearly 20 years. He has taught and administered college level courses for the last 17 years, and has made alternative fuels his specialty. He has received appointments by two state governors to committees regarding automotive legislation, has served as the president of an international college automotive association and has been an active member in the alternative fuels training development arena. Paul has authored many technical articles related to alternative fuels.

Dave Crowley is a technical instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience. As an automotive technician, Dave’s background includes fleet, dealership, and independent service facilities. Dave enjoys sharing his expertise with other technicians and helping them improve their skills at diagnosing and repairing CNG fueled vehicles. Dave holds certifications including ASE Master Technician + L1 Advanced Engine Performance + F1 CNG and state emissions license. Dave’s education includes Workforce Education courses at California State University in San Bernardino, Aircraft Maintenance program graduate at Chaffey College, and Engineering Technology studies at Mt. San Antonio College. Dave is a member of International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) and North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). He is a continuous student of automotive technology and alternative fuels.

If you don't see the topic you're interested in or would like information about customized training, please contact us by email at, or simply call 800-510-6484 (NGVi).


Upcoming Training

NGV Technician and Fleet
Operations Safety Training

April 29, 2014
Long Beach, CA

CNG Fuel System Inspector Training
April 30-May 1, 2014
Long Beach, CA

Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance
and Diagnostics Training

May 13-15, 2014
Dallas, TX

CNG Fueling Station Design Training
May 13-14, 2014
Exton, PA

CNG Fueling Station Operation
and Maintenance Training

April 15-16, 2014
Exton, PA

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About NGVi

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute is North America’s leading provider of training and consulting on natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Our services address the full range of natural gas vehicle and fueling issues, including:

Technical consulting services – Sizing and designing compressed natural gas fueling stations, vehicle assessments and technical assistance for fleets, CNG fueling station troubleshooting, natural gas vehicles maintenance facilities upgrades, liquefied natural gas fleet and fueling management.

Technical training – NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training, CNG Fuel System Inspector Training, Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training, Light-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training, CNG Fueling Station Operation and Maintenance Training, CNG Fueling Station Design Training and CNG/LNG Codes and Standards Training for Fire Marshals and Code Officials.


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