NGVi’s CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification is designed according to the requirements for a professional certification program prescribed by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). To ensure quality, uniformity and impartiality, the certification program is overseen by an independent Advisory Board comprised of CNG cylinder, fuel system and vehicle manufacturers, as well as end users.
The content of NGVi’s rigorous certification program has been identified through a job study of the tasks required to be performed by CNG Fuel System Inspectors. Content is periodically updated as needed based on additional job studies, updates to applicable codes and standards or other factors.
The exam consists of 60 questions that measure the participant’s knowledge and ability to apply skills and competencies required to perform a thorough CNG fuel system inspection on a natural gas powered vehicle according to all applicable national codes, standards and industry best practices.
There are two modes of testing for NGVi’s CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification: (1) a live-proctored, paper exam offered at various locations throughout the country according to a published schedule; or (2) an online, electronically-proctored exam that can be scheduled individually by the participant and taken online at a time of their choosing.
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NGVi’s CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification is valid for a period of five years. NGVi maintains a database of all CNG Fuel System Inspectors certified by NGVi, as well as a notification system to alert certificants when their certification is scheduled for renewal.
NGVi conducts its CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification program independently from its training programs. While training is advisable, participation in the certification assessment is not contingent upon a participant having taken any training courses offered by NGVi or any other training provider.
Certificants of the NGVi CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification program are designated as NGVi-Certified CNG Fuel System Inspectors. Certificants receive a certificant number, identification card and certification document.
Advance registration is required. For live-proctored exams, registrations will not be accepted after the registration close date listed in the schedule.
Online registration requires credit card payment and a unique email address for each exam participant.
Offline registration is only for those paying by check or government purchase order. The offline form and instructions are found on the registration page.
The fee for CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification is $295. This non-refundable fee covers the cost of the initial exam, one complimentary re-take (if necessary), management of all records, the certification document and identification card. Online registration is subject to a processing fee.