New Propane Training Academy Offers One-Stop Shop for Propane Training, Research

Website offers free training to construction professionals on propane safety, applications.

WASHINGTON (November 2, 2010) — The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is launching a new online resource designed to help construction professionals find training materials on propane applications, safety, and research.

The new Propane Training Academy, at, is a one-stop shop for all PERC training resources including articles, webinars, videos, white papers, product catalogs, research, and more than a dozen free one-hour training sessions.

"This is the only website specifically tailored to training the residential construction industry on the safety measures and applications associated with propane," said Tracy Burleson, director of residential programs for PERC. "Understanding the value and options available through the use of propane can give construction professionals an edge over the competition while meeting their customers' needs."

The Propane Training Academy offers visitors the opportunity to choose the training methods that work best for them, whether it's through instructor-led or self-guided sessions. Visitors to the website can review the full content of training courses prior to enrolling, provide feedback on the lessons, and be notified of related courses of interest. The courses available include "Go Green with Propane," "Expanding Outdoor Living," and "Retrofitting Homes from Heating Oil to Propane."

Training sessions are approved by the National Association of Home Builders and the American Institute of Architects.

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