The Benefits of Becoming a Member

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

Safety/PSMS

Safety is the gas industry's number one priority.

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

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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.

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Operator Qualification

Operator Qualification

February 23, 2024

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"