FREE Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM

University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH)
1766 Hartzler Road
1100 Building – Hunter Training Center
Lima, Ohio

What Training Covers:  Recognizing a need for qualified technicians to adapt, service, and maintain propane autogas vehicles, this entry-level propane autogas course covers topics including propane characteristics, fuel systems, vehicle compatibility, system components, and safety. By the end of the three-day course, participants will have an in-depth understanding of servicing and maintaining these vehicles. Please note, this is not a propane autogas conversion course, although the course does cover conversion topics and procedures.

Who Should Attend:  This training is a technical course for professional, experienced automotive technicians and automotive trainers, seeking to learn about propane autogas vehicles. It is not an awareness course.*

*Propane marketers interested in attending are encouraged to bring an automotive technician. 

Training developed by the NAFTC and funded by the Propane Education & Research Council. 

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More Information
If you have questions about the Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training, please call Micheal Smyth – NAFTC Assistant Director, Curriculum Development and Training, at (304) 293-7882 or visit www.propaneautogastraining.com.


This state-of-the-art training, funded by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is being offered free at multiple locations across the United States.

This FREE training session is available ONLY to professional automotive technicians currently working in the field who want to enhance their skills and learn more about working with propane autogas vehicles.

This technical training is targeted toward professional, experienced automotive technicians and automotive trainers seeking to learn about propane autogas vehicles.

Course Objectives
Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this three-day course will enable you to:

  • Explain the sources and processing of LPG
  • Describe the components of a propane autogas fuel system and explain how each operates
  • Know the different fuel delivery methods and how they differ (vapor, liquid, and direct)
  • Explain the three types of propane autogas fuel system configurations (bi-fuel, dual fuel and dedicated)
  • Learn the concepts of pressure, density, and volume in decribing, measuring, and handling propane autogas
  • Explain the operation of the electronic control module (ECM) and the components that connect to it
  • List the different steps in the conversion of a conventional vehicle
  • List personnel and shop safety procedures and describe the appropriate responses to common emergencies such as fire, gas leakage, and collision

This course is available to NAFTC member schools and PERC stakeholders as a train-the-trainer upon advance request. This course is NOT an autogas vehicle conversion class, although conversion topics and procedures are discussed.

Course Materials Provided to the Participant:

  • Participant Manual – including review questions and learning activities*
  • Program certificate

Course Materials Provided to NAFTC Members and PERC stakeholders participating in Train-the-Trainer session:

  • Instructor Manual – including course agenda and planning notes
  • Program certificate
  • Training aids (PowerPoint presentation, Flash animations, tests, etc.)
  • List of suggested hands-on training aids for shop tasks

Classes are offered through the National Alternative Fuels Training Laboratory in Morgantown, WV. Customized classes can be brought to your doorstep and are designed to meet your particular needs. Please contact micheal.smyth@mail.wvu.edu for details, class pricing, and for NAFTC membership information.

*Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations.


About the NAFTC
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), a program of West Virginia University, is the only nationwide alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the U.S. Presently offering more than 35 courses and workshops, the fuel-neutral organization plays a key role in providing education to numerous audiences on these new technology vehicles. For more information about the NAFTC and its programs, visit naftc.wvu.edu.

About the Propane Education & Research Council         

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is a check-off program established, operated, and funded by the propane industry. The only energy council of its kind, PERC leads safety and training efforts among propane retailers and consumers and drives technology development to expand adoption of propane as a clean, domestic, and affordable energy source. For more information about PERC and propane autogas, visit propane.com/on-road-fleets/.