UST Operator Training Resources for Rhode Island

At this time, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) requires all Class A and Class B UST operators to pass an open-book test developed by the International Code Council (ICC). Below you’ll find specific requirements for all operating classes, as well as quick links to register for the exam.

Class A/B Operator Training Requirements for Rhode Island

Rhode Island requires the examination of all Class A and Class B operators. The open-book exam is developed by the International Code Council (ICC). After passing the Class A, Class B or Class A/B exam, you will become a certified UST operator. The certification is valid for five years. After the certification has expired, operators must retake the ICC exam.

Class C Operator Training Requirements for Rhode Island

RIDEM requires the training of all Class C operators by a Class A or Class B operator, there is no exam requirement. Retraining is required for Class C operators every two years.

Quick Links to Class A/B Training Programs

As previously mentioned, Class A or Class B operators must take the ICC training to become licensed and registered. For more information, visit ICC’s website below:

In addition, to help you prepare for the exam, the RIDEM has produced a new 2017 Rhode Island UST Facility Operator Training Manual.

Reciprocity & Additional Resources

Rhode Island does accept other state training and certification programs. If you have received UST operator certification program approved by another state, the certification is accepted by the RIDEM and will be valid for one year from the date of passing the exam. Once the certification is no longer valid, operators must take the Rhode Island ICC UST operator certification exam. For more information on UST training requirements in Rhode Island, visit: