Compliance Assistance Class: Rule 463 & Rule 1178 Certified Person

For online registration for the Rule 463/1178 Certified Person Compliance Assistance Class, please click here.

Please bring a clipboard and pencil with eraser for testing and inspection checklist workshop.

The goal of this "Certified Person" training program is to train and certify individuals that will assist industry in maintaining compliance with applicable SCAQMD Rules 463 and 1178 requirements and permit conditions through the timely identification, reporting, and correction of equipment deficiencies.

Rule 463 requires individuals seeking to become Certified Persons to complete a District tank self-inspection program. Individuals who attend this one-day course and successfully pass the exam in this Rule 463/1178 course will become Rule 463 Certified Persons. 

In addition, Rule 1178 requires individuals seeking to become Certified Persons to complete a District tank self-inspection program and a District approved fugitive emissions compliance inspection program <(previously offered as CARB Course #395).

Please note that CARB Training Course #395 will no longer be offered by CARB beginning fall 2013!

As such, SCAQMD will integrate critical information relative to fugitive emissions into the District tank inspection program.  Therefore, separate attendance of CARB Course #395 and evidence thereof will no longer be necessary. 

Individuals who attend and successfully complete the class will become Rule 463 Certified and Rule 1178 Certified Persons without taking CARB Course #395.

Class Information:

  • Location:  SCAQMD Headquarters Link to external website., 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765 in conference room CC6.

  • Next scheduled class:  Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  • Time:  8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

  • Content:  Tank inspection requirements contained in Rule 463–Storage of Organic Liquids and Rule 1178-Further Reductions of VOC Emissions from Storage Tanks at Petroleum Facilities.

  • No personal safety equipment or monitoring instruments required.

  • No prerequisites required.

Registration Information for SCAQMD Rule 463/1178 Class:

  • Pre-registration is preferred prior to attend this training.  However, walk-in registrations are welcome provided that the 80 person capacity of the venue is not exceeded.

  • To register for the SCAQMD Rule 463/1178 class, please click here.

  • Class fee is $82.13 per person and is payable by cash or check to SCAQMD prior to the start of class at the cashier located in the lobby. Proof of payment and California Driver’s License/ID Card are required to attend class.

  • Please note that SCAQMD will not refund class fees if registrant attendance exceeds one hour.

  • For information, contact Joseph Liaw at (909) 396-3651 or

Expiration/Renewal Certification:

  • Rule 463 and Rule 1178 Certification are valid for only three years from certified date.  To renew the certification, inspectors need to retake Rule 463/1178 class.  


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