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Liquefied Petroleum Gas

We issue exams and licenses for propane work and inspect liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanks and locations.

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 480.410 through 480.460

Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 837-030-0100 through 837-030-0280​

On-the-job training requires the supervision of a licensed fitter or truck equipment operator. The 60 training days are work days. You must receive on-the-job training, pass the written license exam, and obtain the license by the end of the 60 days or stop doing liquefied petroleum gas work.

​Company License
A one-year license is $130 and requires completing an exam.

Each business site must:

  • Obtain a company license prior to conducting business at the site
  • Have a company representative unique to that site
  • The company representative must pass an exam prior to the company license issue (requires OAR, ORS, and NFPA 58) 

Master Fitter License
A two-year license is $60.

Individuals who perform the following must obtain this license:

  • Liquefied petroleum gas work
  • Installing liquefied petroleum gas tanks
  • Repairing equipment using liquefied petroleum gas
  • Connecting or disconnecting liquefied petroleum gas to tanks and other appliances
  • Completing repairs on liquefied petroleum gas equipment or appliances
  • Repairing or remodeling piping or venting, or any installation or repair service
  • Connecting or disconnecting any liquefied petroleum gas appliance 

You must be working for a licensed company. (Requires OAR, ORS, NFPA 54, and NFPA 58)

 
HVAC (Heating, Venting, and Air Conditioning) Fitter License
A two-year license is $60 and requires completion of exam.

If performing liquefied petroleum gas work on HVAC equipment, including hearth products, you must obtain an HVAC fitter license. You must be working for a licensed company. (Requires OAR, ORS, NFPA 54, and NFPA 58)
 
RV (Recreational Vehicles) Fitter License
A two-year license is $60.

If performing liquefied petroleum gas work on recreational vehicles, you must obtain an RV fitter license. You are required to pass an examination for the license and must be working for a licensed company.

A license is not required for construction or warranty work for manufactured dwellings or recreational vehicles. (Requires OAR, ORS, NFPA 1192, and NFPA 58
 
IC (Internal Combustion) Fitter License
A two-year license is $60 and requires completion of an exam. You must be working for a licensed company. (Requires OAR, ORS, and NFPA 58) 
 
Truck Equipment Operator License
A two-year license is $60 and requires completion of an exam and a truck equipment operator license. You must be working for a licensed company. (Requires OAR, ORS, NFPA 54, and NFPA 58)​​​

Updated 7/11/2021

Company List
Employee List​​ 

Key to License Type

MF= Master Fitter
T= Truck Equip Oper
FH= HVAC Fitter
C= Company Rep
FI= IC Fitter
FR= RV Fitter 

Exams are online. Follow the steps below to create an account and access the exams.

Step 1
Create a Workday account: job aid for creating a Workday account

Step 2

After creating an account, print and complete the LPG exam application. Mail the completed application and $55 fee to:

Office of State Fire Marshal
Regulatory Services Division – LPG Program
PO Box 4395 Unit 09
Portland OR,  97208-4395

When our office receives the application and fee, the applicant will receive an email with detailed instructions about how to access the online exams.

Step 3
Follow the links in the email to take your exams. Once you complete the exams, save a copy of the completion report.

A passing grade is 80% or higher. If you do not pass, you will need to reapply with a new application and fee.

Step 4
Complete the LPG fitter/truck equipment operator license application​ and mail it with the appropriate fees.

Once our office receives the application and fees, you will receive the new licenses by email. 

Sample Questions
 
Study materials may be used during the exam. Acceptable study materials include:

  • ​Oregon Revised Statutes 480.410 through 480.460
  • Oregon Administrative Rules 837-030-0100 through 837-030-0280
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) National Fuel Gas Code 54, latest edition
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) LP Gas Code 58, latest edition
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard on Recreational Vehicles 1192, latest edition
The OSFM does not provide NFPA 54, 58, or 1192. They may be purchased from any of the vendors below or any source the applicant chooses: 

When the exam for the license requested is passed, the applicant must complete the application below and submit it to the Office of State Fire Marshal with the appropriate fee. 

The applications and fees shown are for new companies, fitters, and truck equipment operator licenses only.  

 
To renew a license, use the renewal notice sent to your company. If the renewal notice cannot be located, a duplicate copy may be obtained by calling 503-934-8272 or emailing SFM.LP@OSP.OREGON.GOV.

​A $50 notice fee shall accompany each tank reported. If the total quantity of tanks reported at one site does not exceed 200 gallons, only one fee of $50 must be submitted, but each tank must be reported on a separate form.

Propane companies are required to notify the Office of State Fire Marshal of all liquefied petroleum gas tank installations. The notification must be submitted no later than the last day of the month following the month of installation. Example: All tanks set in February must be reported no later than March 31. The notification must be postmarked with a U.S. postmark no later than the last day of the month, or a late fee is assessed. Each tank installed must be submitted on a separate LPG Tank Installation Notice Form.

If the liquefied petroleum gas tank was installed underground, an Underground LPG Tank Installation Worksheet must be submitted with the LPG Tank Installation Notice Form which provides detailed information on the installation of the underground tank.

A Notice of Installation of LPG Tank Summary Sheet must accompany the tank installation notices submitted for the month. Each tank installed shall be reported on an Office of State Fire Marshal LPG Tank Installation Notice Form.

Notice of Installation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Tank Summary Sheet  (PDF Fillable Form)
Notice of Installation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Tank Summary Sheet  (PDF)
Notice of Installation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Tank Summary Sheet  (Fillable Word Doc)
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Tank Installation Notice Form (PDF Fillable Form)
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Tank Installation Notice Form (PDF)
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Tank Installation Notice Form​ (Fillable Word Doc)
Sample Map Requirements
Underground Liquefied Petroleum Gas Tank Installation Worksheet (Required for underground only)
Notice of Installation of LPG Containers for Utilization as Motor Fuel

​Tank installations are inspected to ensure tanks are properly installed to protect homeowners and businesses from unforeseen hazards to life and property, and to ensure the requirements of NFPA 58 (Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code), 2017 Edition, NFPA 54 (National Fuel Gas Code), 2009 Edition, and the Oregon Fire Code (OFC), 2019 Edition are met. 

If a deficiency is identified during the inspection, a Notice and Order of Correction is issued to the company that installed the tank, providing an opportunity for the correction of the deficiency. 

Once the company notifies the inspector the deficiency is corrected, the tank may be inspected to ensure compliance. Questions regarding the installation of a tank may be directed to the company who installed the tank or to the Office of State Fire Marshal at 503-934-8278.

​Sites with bulk storage of propane may be inspected annually. Any changes to the bulk site, including but not limited to the installation of one or more additional tanks, removal of one or more tanks, and closure of the site shall be reported to the Office of State Fire Marshal in writing within two weeks of the change. 

Any change or addition of any size tank to the bulk site shall require the submission of plans to the Technical Services Unit of the Office of State Fire Marshal. 

You may contact the Technical Services Unit at 503-934-8204 or osfm.ofc@osp.oregon.gov​

Application to Install Liquefied Petroleum Gas Containers 

​Inspection fees are $45 per delivery unit inspected.

Delivery unit tanks may be inspected annually and shall be made readily available for their annual inspection after notification by the Office of State Fire Marshal that the annual inspection is due. 

Any changes to delivery units, including but not limited to, the addition of one or more delivery units to the company, and the transfer, sale, disposal, or taking out of service of one or more delivery units shall be reported to the Office of State Fire Marshal in writing within two weeks of the change. (In most cases, Oregon Department of Transportation completes this inspection.)
 

Contact

Regulatory Services
Phone: 503-934-8274
Fax: 503-373-1825
sfm.lp@osp.oregon.gov