Vehicle and CNG Fueling Station Training

NGVi’s training programs cover both compressed and liquefied natural gas and span the range of topics on vehicles, fueling practices, fueling stations, and overall fleet management.  Our instructors are industry experts with more than 20 years’ experience.

Training Options
For convenience, NGVi offers both live and on-line training options.  These include:

Practical "How-to" Training
All NGVi training programs focus on the practical "how-to's" and are aimed at providing you with the knowledge and tools necessary to operate at the best practices level, no matter the subject area. All of our live courses include ample opportunity for participants to share experiences – discussing both real world obstacles and solutions among themselves, thus maximizing the learning opportunity. NGVi’s curriculum is updated frequently so that it contains the most recent developments and state-of-the-art practices in the respective subject area.

About Our Instructors

Leo Thomason, co-founder of NGVi, is known worldwide as an expert in natural gas fueling and vehicle technology.  A professional trainer and experienced technical consultant, Leo helps fleet managers, technicians and drivers understand the nuances of using natural gas as a transportation fuel.  Over the past two decades, he has personally trained more than 17,000 students in the United States, Europe, India, Bangladesh, Philippines and Malaysia.  Leo is also a CSA-certified CNG Fuel System Inspector.


Gordon Larsen has more than 40 years of experience working as an NGV fleet supervisor, an educator and an NGV and fueling expert. During his tenure at Questar Gas, he managed the company’s fleet of 900 vehicles – 800 of which ran on natural gas. He also served in NGV business development capacities, helping customers introduce NGVs and fueling into their operations. He has earned master-technician certifications from Ford and GM, and diesel certifications from Allison, Cummins, Detroit Diesel and Caterpillar. Larsen is an expert on National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) regulations, and has served as a codes enforcement inspector and instructor for the North Davis Fire Department.



Upcoming Training

Level 1: NGV Essentials
and Safety Practices

August 21, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Level 2: CNG Fuel System
Inspector Training

August 22-23, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Level 1: NGV Essentials
and Safety Practices

September 11, 2018
Boothwyn, PA

Level 2: CNG Fuel System
Inspector Training

September 12-13, 2018
Boothwyn, PA

Essentials of CNG Station Planning,
Design and Construction

September 24-25, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Essentials of CNG Station
Operation and Maintenance

September 26-27, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Level 1: NGV Essentials
and Safety Practices

October 2, 2018
Sacramento, CA

Level 2: CNG Fuel System
Inspector Training

October 3-4, 2018
Sacramento, CA


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About NGVi

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute is North America’s leading provider of training and consulting on natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Our services address the full range of natural gas vehicle and fueling issues, including:

Technical consulting services – Sizing and designing compressed natural gas fueling stations, vehicle assessments and technical assistance for fleets, CNG fueling station troubleshooting, natural gas vehicle maintenance facilities upgrades, liquefied natural gas fleet and fueling management.

Technical training – NGV Essentials and Safety Practices, CNG Fuel System Inspector Training, Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training, Light-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training, CNG Fuel System Design and Installation Training, Essentials of CNG Station Operation and Maintenance Training, Essentials of CNG Station Planning, Design and Construction Training and CNG/LNG Codes and Standards Training for Fire Marshals and Code Officials.


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