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By joining NGA, you will become part of a growing and innovative industry association.


Safety is the gas industry's number one priority.

Learn more about our commitment to infusing Pipeline Safety Management Systems in everything we do.


Training & Qualification

Learn more about the Training and qualification programs currently being offered by the Northeast Gas Association (NGA)

About Us

The Northeast Gas Association (NGA) is a regional trade association that focuses on education and training, technology research and development, pipeline safety, energy reliability and affordability, and environmental initiatives in the Northeast U.S.



Plastic Pipe Joining Qualification

The Northeast Gas Association's (NGA) Pipe Joining Qualification Program was developed through a joint effort of personnel from Local Distribution Companies (LDCs), contractors and manufacturers with input from State Pipeline Safety Officials.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulation 192.285 requires pipeline operators to qualify company and contractor personnel involved in the joining of polyethylene (PE) pipe. Personnel must be qualified annually in handling, preparing and joining PE pipe through mechanical, heat fusion and/or electrofusion processes.

More information on the program is available below:

U.S.DOT Regulation

Pipe joining program overview

For program inquiries, please click here to contact our team