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UST Inspector - [CCR, title 23, section 2715(j)]

To demonstrate compliance with the minimum industry-established training criteria, [California Code of Regulations, Title 23, Section 2715(j)] UST inspectors must possess a current International Code Council (ICC) California UST Inspector certificate. To obtain this certificate, inspectors must pass the ICC California UST Inspector exam within 180 days of starting work in the UST program. All UST compliance inspections must be conducted by a certified inspector, and we recommend that inspectors include their ICC certification number on all UST inspection reports.

"Inspector" means a local agency inspector or special inspector who conducts UST inspections. The UST "inspector" must:

  • Possess a current ICC “California UST Inspector” certification by September 1, 2005. Certification must be renewed every 24 months, by either passing the “ICC California UST Inspector” exam or satisfying equivalent criteria as approved by the SWRCB UST Program Manager.
  • UST inspectors hired on or after September 1, 2005 must possess a current ICC “California UST Inspector” certification within 180 days from their date of hire.


UST "Training Plus" Requirements

UST Program - Statutes and Regulations

UST Facility Inspection Handbook

Local Guidance Letters

Regulatory Agencies

Regulatory Tools

Technical Tools


UST Program Forms

  • Form A - Facility Permitting
  • Form B - UST Permitting
  • Form C - Certificate of Compliance
  • Form D - Monitoring Plan
  • Form E - Response Plan
  • UAR – Unauthorized Release form

Frequently Asked Questions