Compliance Assistance Class: Rule 463 & Rule 1178 Certified Person

Registration for the Rule 463/1178 Certified Person Compliance Assistance Class:
         •  Submit a completed r463-reg-form (PDF, 876 KB) to                                             

South Coast AQMD Rules 463 & 1178 requires a Certified Person to conduct the Tank Self-Inspection Program. The goal of this Certified Person class is to train and certify person/s that will assist industry in maintaining compliance with applicable South Coast AQMD Rules 463 &1178 requirements and permit conditions through the timely identification, reporting, and correction of equipment deficiencies.

    To become a Certified Person, an individual must:
           •  Complete the Rule 463/1178 course and
            •  Successfully pass the exams

Please note: California Air Resources Board (CARB) Training Course #395 (previously a pre-requisite) is no longer offered by CARB, therefore South Coast AQMD has integrated critical information relative to fugitive emissions monitoring into the Rule 463/1178 Compliance Assistance Class.

Class Information:

  • Location:  South Coast AQMD Headquarters
    21865 Copley Dr.
    Diamond Bar, CA  91765
                             ROOM: CC-6 Michael D. Antonovich 
  • Date:          July 25, 2024 (Thursday)
  • Time:          8:00 AM to 4:30 PM  
  • Parking:     Free (see map)
  • Class 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 PPE or monitoring instruments required
    • 463/1178 Certified Person Training Manual will be provided
    • Highlighter/ Pencil/ Pen(s) are highly recommended
    • Cell phones are NOT allowed during testing
  • Lobby Services/ Amenities:
    • Cashier for Class Payment/s (CASH, CHECK only; No credit cards)
    • Blue Sky Cafe (breakfast, lunch, snacks- Cashless)
    • Restrooms, ATM (Arrowhead Credit Union).

Registration Information for South Coast AQMD Rule 463/1178 Class:

To register for the South Coast AQMD Rule 463/1178 class, please submit a completed r463-reg-form (PDF, 876 KB) to

  • Pre-registration is required to secure a seat in the class as it is limited due to room capacity.  Registration form must be electronically submitted (emailed) at least 7 days prior to date of the class.
  • Class fee is $103.43 per person, Cash or Check only (ATM located in the lobby).  Credit Card payments are NOT accepted
  • Registration and payment will be confirmed prior to entry into the training room
  • Photo Identification is required

Fee Info:

For more information, contact Bullington Pham: (909) 396-2288 or at

Expiration/Renewal Certification:

The Rule 463 & Rule 1178 Certification is valid for three years from date of certification. To renew a certification, inspector/s must re-take the Rule 463/1178 Compliance class.  


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