CERTIFIED FACILITIES OPERATOR SPECIALIST

The Certified Facilities Operator Specialist program is designed to meet industry needs and aids in demonstrating a participant’s competency to current and future employers. Participants completing this program will be highly desirable to employers due to the demand for skilled labor in the oil and gas industry. This is equally beneficial to employers because there will be little to no loss of production attributed to training and managing newly hired employees. The target audiences are all field service and support personnel, production foreman and supervisors, safety personnel and other professionals who desire to gain an understanding about the basic theory, details of selection, operating and maintaining surface production facilities. The program provides the participant with the essential skills, knowledge and techniques for a career as a facilities operator. The facilities operator must have an understanding of industry standards, safety and hazards awareness, quality processes and maintenance awareness in order to safely and efficiently work as a facilities operator. A participant who completes the course of study outlined below will be awarded a Certificate of Competency from the International Association of Petroleum Professionals as a Certified Facilities Operator Specialist. Training is divided into Core and Elective Courses. Courses are designed so that they may be taken in any order. However, to achieve maximum benefit it is recommended that Core Courses be taken prior to taking Elective Courses. By progressing from Core then to Elective Courses, participants are led from basic to advanced topics. A Certificate of Achievement from the International Association of Petroleum Professionals is awarded to each participant for each course they satisfactorily complete. A participant who completes the full course of study of 120 Specific Core Credits and 60 Elective Credits for a total of180 Credits Hours will be awarded a Certificate of Competency form the International Association of Petroleum Professionals as a Certified Facilities Operator Specialist. The required Core Courses required are:
  • Understanding Design and Operation of Oil and Water Handling
    Systems in Production Facilities (16-Credits)
  • Understanding Design and Operation of Gas Handling Systems
    in Production Facilities (16-Credits)
  • Hazards Awareness, Hazards Identification and Safety in
    Designs (24-Credits)
  • Production Safety Systems (40-Credits)
  • Understanding Design and Operation of Instrumentation,
    Controls and Electrical Systems in Production Facilities (24-
    Credits)
Elective courses to make up the required 180 Total Credits can be chosen from any of the other training courses offered.