Web Based Training (WBT)

SGA Web Based Training

The SGA Web Based Training (WBT) Library provides an opportunity for individuals to receive industrywide training from their desktop through the utilization of a Learning Management System (LMS) (the SGA Campus). Through multiuple efforts beginning in late 2013, SGA repackaged previous Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) in to one "core" library of courses for individuals or companies to subscribe to through an annual subscription fee. This subscription fee allows the SGA to continually update existing material in courses as well as add new courses on an annual basis.

 

Additional information contained within this web page:

 

 

SGA Core WBT Library Enterprise Subscription (back to top)

The following is a list of the benefits of purchasing the Core WBT Library Subscription.

Benefit

Explanation

 

SGA Core Library

Access to the core SGA library of online courses including those in the current INGI, Ratemaking, DOT Part 192 and INGT

Included

Updates

Updates to 6 existing courses each year

Included

New Content

New courses will be added to the library each year (up to 4 per year)

Included

LMS Access

Use of SGA Learning Management System (LMS) to access core courses or SCORM/AICC files to load into your LMS

Included

Webinars

Access to 2 Regulatory Compliance webinars each year

Included

Certificate Programs

There are currently 4 certificate programs available. Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry, Introduction to Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline System, The Ratemaking Process, and DOT Regulatory Compliance. After completing all the required courses associated with each, the student will be able to print a certificate.

Included

 

 

The Core Library (back to top)

The following table shows a list of all courses in the core library. While this matrix shows how they might be grouped to display the target audience, the grouping is almost unlimited based on the needs of individuals.

Focus

Courses^

Target Audience

Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry (INGI)

  • Industry Participants and Key Players
  • Regualtory Overview
  • Natural Gas Exploration & Production
  • The Transmission Pipeline System
  • Gas Transportation Administration
  • The Local Distribution Company (LDC)
  • Sales and Marketing
  • The Ratemaking Process

All employees working in the natural gas industry

 

Ratemaking

  • Course Introduction
  • Strategic Ratemaking
  • Determining Revenue Requirements, Allocating Costs, and Designing Rates – Pipeline Perspective
  • Determining Revenue Requirements, Allocating Costs, and Designing Rates – LDC Perspective
  • Revenue Decoupling Mechanisms and Trends
  • Ratemaking Exercise:  The “Van Go” Transportation Service

Employees focused on rate proceedings and those that work with state and federal regulatory bodies in ratemaking efforts.

Introduction to the Natural Gas Transmission Industry (INGT)

 

  • The Natural Gas Industry
  • Characteristics of Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Exploration and Production
  • Gas Processing
  • Pipelines and Transmission
  • Compressor Station
  • Natural Gas Storage
  • Transportation and Services
  • Gas Control
  • Uses of Natural Gas
  • Shale Gas Formations in the United States
  • History of Natural Gas Transmission in the U.S.
  • Building a Natural Gas Pipeline
  • Natural Gas Reserves

Everyone working in the transmission  and midstream industry.

 

 

DOT Compliance

  • History and Navigation of Part 192
  • Key Definitions
  • Gas Pressure Regulation and Overpressure Protection
  • Operations Subpart L
  • Operator Qualification Subpart “N”
  • Plastic Pipe Requirements
  • MAOP Class Location
  • MAOP Testing and Uprating
  • General Construction Requirements
  • Operations Subpart M
  • Corrosion Control
  • Welding of Steel in Pipelines
  • Part 192 Reporting Requirements
  • Odorization of Gas
  • Integrity Management Overview
  • Public Awareness
  • Emergency Plans
  • DIMP

Anyone performing tasks that might be regulated by the Department of Transportation Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) for natural gas related activities.

 

 

^ Courses may be added and dropped from time to time based on the needs from subscribers. The core library is expected to grow at about 4 courses per year.

 

 

Pricing (back to top)

There are a variety of ways to purchase our WBT courses at SGA. The following table shows the SGA Member and Non-Member pricing for a large organization and individuals. For more information or to purchase an corporate/enterprise license, contact Gary Hines.

License

Description

Purchasing Option

Annual Price

SGA Member

Non-Member

Online Library Enterprise Subscription Pricing

All employees from organization have access to the courses for one year. The native SCORM files are made available for SGA+PLUS subscribers.

Core WBT Library

$1,500#

$3,000

Online Library Individual Subscription Pricing

License for an individual employee for one year. The individual will access the courses through the SGA Learning Management System.

Individual Courses

$25 ea.

$50 ea.

10 or more courses

$15 ea.

$30 ea.

Full Library

$250

$500

#SGA offers a reduced rate of 25% for medium-sized and 50% for small-sized organizations that are members for SGA. This would lower the price for the library to $1,125 for medium and $750 for small organizations.

 

Other WBT Libraries (back to top)

SGA offers additional courses that are not part of the core library and are owned by our online course development partners. Those interested should contact Gary Hines directly for more information. The following WBT courses can be purchased separately.

License

Description

Purchasing Option

Annual Price

SGA Member

Non-Member

Meter Reading

This course will teach the student how to read a gas meter. It is customizable for those with a corporate/enterprise license.

Individual

$100

$125

Corporate

$1,200

$1,500

Practical Employee Relations

This course will teach the student how to maintain a harmonious working environment and minimize the risk of employee relations court cases.

Individual

$395

*

Corporate

$5,000

*

Control Room Management

These courses provide a great overview for CRM and a fatigue management overview for both supervisors and controllers.

Individual**

$55

$55

*SGA only has the right to sell to SGA Member companies.

 ** Courses are purchased by credit card through the direct link for individual use (individual account creation required) and can be taken (or retaken) any time within 12 months of the original purchase. A certificate is provided following the completion of the course displaying the percentage pass rate for company records.