Pipeline Maintenance

Important: NCCER’s new pipeline program was released in 2017. Click here for more details.

It could be said that petroleum products keep America running. Petroleum products like oil and natural gas are the principal sources of energy in the United States and are used in many manufacturing and chemical processes. Petroleum products are primarily transported by pipeline. There are more than a million miles of liquid and natural gas pipeline in this country, ranging in diameter from two inches to four feet. These pipelines bring crude oil and natural gas from production fields to processing plants and refineries – and ultimately to the consumer.

The Pipeline Maintenance three-level curriculum is a part of NCCER’s Pipeliner Training and Assessment Program (PTAP) and covers topics such as Release Identification and Response, Excavating and Backfilling, and Pipeline Coating Inspection.


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Click here for a list of all available pipeline assessments and specifications.

With the release of NCCER’s new Registry System, PV Packets can now be downloaded within the system. If you do not see a form listed below, then it must be submitted in the new Registry System. Click here for instructions on how to download PV Packets in the new system.

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Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.

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