NPGA works to ensure that the CETP curriculum and the CETP Certification Program mesh seamlessly to maintain the highest degree of employee training available anywhere in the propane industry.
Via the combined efforts of the Technology, Standards, and Safety Committee, we proactively participate in the codes development process at the state, regional, and national levels to ensure safety.
Members face a myriad of rules and regulations that govern many aspects of the propane gas industry. We have strongly positioned ourselves in Washington, D.C. to help members address these challenges.
Membership offers unparalleled networking opportunities, no matter which sector your company represents in the industry. From Propane Days to the Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, to regional meetings and more, we offer ways to connect you to the professionals and resources you need.
NPGA Member Logo
Members may use the NPGA logo for their website, advertisements, and other marketing materials. Customers will feel confident about your company’s professional character when you proudly display the logo.
NPGA Membership Directory
The NPGA Membership Directory is one of the most useful resources for the propane industry, with a complete listing of NPGA members by type and location. Reach more than 2,800 members just by placing a single ad. Advertising rates are competitive, with prices to fit any budget. For more information contact Christine Hutcherson at 202-355-1331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NPGA Membership List Rental
Only current NPGA members are eligible to purchase our mailing lists to advertise their goods and services. The list is provided in Excel and includes company name and primary contact, address, phone, and email address if available. Pricing depends on the list selected. For more information contact Member Services at 202-466-7200.
NPGA Reports is the association’s weekly newsletter that provides inside information about the latest regulations from Washington, agency announcements, and other political news that affect your business decisions. NPGA Reports also includes a look at current safety and technical dockets, quick explanations about common consumer questions, and news about NPGA and the industry.
Affinity Benefit Programs
NPGA offers members an array of discounted business services through our affinity partnership programs. Our members receive discounts on uniforms, background checks, office supplies, credits card processing, and much more. In addition, we continuously seek out different programs to provide new benefits.
AVATAS Payment Solutions
AVATAS Payment Solutions is a comprehensive merchant services provider that specializes in the utility space with an emphasis on the energy industry. When you partner with AVATAS, you work with an experienced payment and energy expert who will analyze your processes, deliver a comprehensive financial impact analysis, and work to create a customized cash flow management strategy and payment process that makes sense for your business.
Cintas Uniform Program
Cintas provides members with special pricing on select uniforms and supplies. Offering highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America, they design, manufacture, and implement corporate identity uniform programs, provide entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, and first-aid and safety products.
Crum & Forster – Insurance Solutions
Crum & Forster companies through its Fairmont Specialty brand, have specialized in providing insurance solutions to the propane industry since 1923. As an active member for over 32 years, they have worked closely with NPGA to raise the industry’s safety standards and performance by providing aggregate industry loss data, developing and promoting safety practices to mitigate the most common causes of incidences, and collaborating with NPGA and PERC to create safety awareness among NPGA members.
Crum & Forster’s program aims to buffer program members from volatile insurance premium price spikes, and provide NPGA marketer members with the opportunity for lower premiums and expanded coverages that are commensurate with the favorable loss ratio of the group.
Goodyear offers competitive pricing on commercial, light truck, and auto tires. Locate an authorized dealer, and present the program letter to save on many types and sizes of Goodyear and Dunlop tires.
Members have access to HR University, a training and support system designed to provide easy-to-understand solutions to employment issues. HR University provides samples for several human resources forms including timesheets, employment applications, leave requests, sexual harassment reports, and much more. HR University is valued at $500 per year, but NPGA members have access to this useful toolbox at no charge. Members can also get answers to HR questions by emailing an on-staff expert.
Since 1985, LABORCHEX has been helping businesses in all 50 states by offering cost-effective employment background screening services to help them hire better qualified and safety-conscious workers. NPGA Members receive special discounted pricing to: check criminal and driving records; verify employment including D.O.T. 382.413 and 391.23 screenings for commercial drivers; confirm education and other professional credentials; and obtain credit reports, and more! Background checks will lower turnover costs, reduce negligent hiring issues, maintain production worksites, and enhance safety and security.
P3 Propane Safety
The P3 Compliance System offers a safety documentation and compliance management system that includes Error-Recognition Technology. This cloud-based system is a unique program that enables propane marketers to store, retrieve, and analyze important safety inspections for accuracy and completion, create critical management reports for cathodic inspections, DOT cylinder recalls, regulator replacements, NFPA 58 requirements, and much more. The available P3 Dashboard, Photo Review Process, and Mobile Safety Inspections tools are revolutionizing how marketers manage this important safety data.
The P3 Duty to Warn Program is a cost-effective turn-key process designed to provide propane marketers with a customized annual consumer safety mailing for their residential and commercial customers. Our comprehensive package includes all the cost associated with design, printing, inventory, and postage for your Duty to Warn communication. Marketers are also provided with a third party certificate of completion verification. This industry best practice provides protection for your customers, and can legally protect your business.
NPGA helps its members and your potential customers cut through the clutter of traditional search engine results with the NPGA Propane Marketplace. The Marketplace enables professionals to perform targeted searches for propane-related products and services using either a keyword search or an alphabetized directory search by product categories. Advertising space at reasonable rates is also available.
Staples Business Advantage Premium
Members receive free shipping on all orders, industry-low pricing on paper and ink/toner, 3% savings on orders over $250, and exclusive monthly offers. The program also offers savings on a variety of other products and services including HON furniture, car rentals, and FTD selections.
TekCollect specializes in accounts receivable management, collections operations, and customer retention services to the propane industry. Their industry-leading approach reduces the number of accounts ever requiring formal recovery efforts by focusing on early intervention. Programs include custom verbal and written contacts, electronic database skip tracing, and credit bureau reporting, plus optional advanced recovery efforts for hard-to-collect accounts. Their service is securely web-based, giving you access to every collection effort plus up-to-the-minute reports. And TekCollect is committed to non-alienation. Every effort is designed to preserve the integrity of your customer relationships. TekCollect’s fees are typically less than 10%—the lowest cost per dollar in the collection industry—and best of all, results are guaranteed.