The Benefits of Becoming a Member

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.



Operator Qualification

The Northeast Gas Association (NGA) administers a comprehensive Operator Qualification (OQ) Program.
OQ is a regulation of the Office of Pipeline Safety of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT's Operator Qualification (OQ) regulation 49 CFR 192 subpart N, requires operators to develop and maintain a qualification program for individuals performing covered tasks. The intent of the OQ rule is to minimize human error by establishing a verifiable and qualified workforce.
NGA's OQ Program includes numerous covered tasks. Each covered task requires a knowledge and/or skill evaluation.

Look for further information in the links below.

NGA OQ Task List

OQ (ITS) LMS Database

Prometric Online Testing Information

U.S. DOT Regulation

NGA "Written Plan"