Underground Storage Tank Certification Programs

According to Code of MD regulation (COMAR) 26.10.06, the installation, repair, removal or inspection of underground storage tank (UST) systems requires an individual to be certified and present during all phases of work at regulated tank systems.  The Oil Control Program (OCP) administers and enforces the certification of technicians, removers, and inspectors that perform this work. 

Search Tool to Confirm a UST Remover or Technician is Maryland Certified

To verify a person is currently certified by the OCP as a remover, technician, or inspector click here for Certification Search.

UST System Inspector Orientation Courses  

Information and Application

Effective December 21, 2015, the Department may no longer accept fees related to the certification or recertification of Underground Storage Tank (UST) System Technicians, Removers, Inspectors, or Heating Oil Technicians.  There is a new application form (link below) that is to be used when applying for these certifications.  Note that the application is to be sent directly to the Oil Control Program as instructed on the new application.

MDE Certified UST Course Schedules

Certified Inspector Report and Handbook

Underground Storage Tank Operator Certification Program


For Further Information

Oil Control Program

(410) 537-3442; (800) 633-6101 x3442

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