Factory Certified Training offered in-house at our facility in Shawnee Oklahoma, on-line with our fusion experts, and coming soon…our mobile training van on-site at your location! Classes are open to all GF Central Plastics distributors and product representatives who train in Electrofusion and/or install GF CP Electrofusion Fittings.

Contact our GF CP Training Coordinator for details on in-house training!

 

On-Line Certification Offered:

Level 1 Master Trainer Certification

First Time Certification:

Course Cost: $2,000
10 Hour Course

The Level 1 Master Trainer Certification is valid for 1 years and should be renewed annually by completing a compressed 5 hour training course. Full recertification is required after 3 years. (See Certification Renewal for more details)

Georg Fischer Central Plastics, LLC strongly recommends that electrofusion fittings should be installed only by persons that have received training from an authorized instructor, and have a strong working knowledge of polyethylene and heat fusion, and have qualified electrofusion joints through destructive testing.

Persons responsible for the joining of polyethylene pipes used in Department of Transportation regulated gas distribution by fusion methods must qualify according to the requirements of Title 49 Code of Federeal Regulations, Section 192.285. Persons responsible for joining of polyethylene pipes used in municipal potable water, wastewater, or industrial piping applications may be subject to other qualification requirements at a local or project level. Once certified, an Electrofusion Master Trainers are qualified to train and qualify Level II EF Installers in the installation of small diameter coupling, sidewall, and conducting tapping on sizes up to 12 IPS. Master Trainers are required to obtain and store student records for 10 years.

Course Requirements:

  • On-Line Classroom time: 8 hours
  • On-Line Hands on time: 2 hours
  • Written Exam score of 80% or greater (using GFCP Exam)
  • Visual Assembly Review score of 100% (following GFCP Procedures)
  • Destructive Testing score of 100% (conducted by GFCP)
Course Details:

10 Hour Training Course offered live on-line with our Training Expert.  This course will include three live meetings with our Fusion Specialist.  Two introduction videos, one providing a tour of our Innovation Central facility and an introduction to Polyethylene 101.  Our Training Lessons will include 8 recorded videos detailing best practices and procedures for electrofusion installation of small diameter coupling, sidewall and conducting tapping on sizes up to 12 IPS.  The cost of this training is $2,000 per student, this price includes Student Kit I.

Schedule.pdf (PDF)

Course Requirements:
Student Kits:

This certification requires the use of 2 IPS Pipes, 2IPS Fittings (Coupling and Tapping Tee) and 2IPS Tooling (Clamping and Peeling).  If your company does not have 2IPS Tooling, we recommend the purchase of Student Kit 2, 3 or 4.

Kits.pdf (PDF)

Registration:

Level 1 Master Trainer Certification Renewal

Certification Renewal:

Course Cost: $750
5 Hour Course

The Level 1 Master Trainer Certification can be renewed at year 2 and 3 by completing this compressed course. The Trainer must fully recertify before the expiration on year 3 by repeating the full 10 hour training course. (See Level 1 Master Trainer for more details)

Georg Fischer Central Plastics, LLC strongly recommends that electrofusion fittings should be installed only by persons that have received training from an authorized instructor, and have a strong knowledge of polyethylene and heat fusion, and have qualified electrofusion joints through destructive testing.

Persons responsible for the joining of polyethylene pipes used in Department of Transportation regulated gas distribution by fusion methods must qualify according to the requirements of Title 49 Code Federal Regulations, Section 192.285. Persons responsible for joining of polyethylene pipes used in municipal potable water, wastewater, or industrial piping applications may be subject to other qualifications requirements at a local or project level. Once certified, an Electrofusion Master Trainers as qualified to train and qualify Level II EF Installers in the installation of small diameter couping, software and conducting tapping on sizes up to 12 IPS.

Course Requirements:

  • On-Line Classroom time: 3 hours
  • On-Line Hands on time: 2 hours
  • No failed fusions in the previous 12 months
  • Provide previous 12 months of student records
  • Previously certified by GFCP
  • Written Exam score of 80% or greater (using GFCP Exam)
  • Visual Assembly Review Score of 100% (following GFCP Procedures)
  • Destructive Testing score of 100% (conducted by GFCP)
Course Details:

5 Hour Training Course offered on-line with using our recorded content and digital testing. Recorded content will include 8 recorded videos detailing best practices and procedures for electrofusion installation of small diameter coupling, sidewall, and conducting tapping on sizes up to 12 IPS. The cost of this training is $750 per student, this price includes Student Kit l.

Schedule.pdf (PDF)

Course Requirements:
Student Kits:

This certification requires the use of 2 IPS Pipes, 2IPS Fittings (Coupling and Tapping Tee) and 2IPS Tooling (Clamping and Peeling).  If your company does not have 2IPS Tooling, we recommend the purchase of Student Kit 2, 3 or 4.

Kits.pdf (PDF)

Registration:

Level 2 Installer Certification

First Time Certification:

Course Cost: $1,000
10 Hour On-Line Course

The Level 2 Installer Certification is valid for 1 years and should be renewed annually by completing a compressed 5 hour training course (See Certification Renewal for more details).

Georg Fischer Central Plastics, LLC strongly recommends that electrofusion fittings should be installed only by persons that have received training from an authorized instructor, and have a strong working knowledge of polyethylene and heat fusion, and have qualified electrofusion joints through destructive testing.

Persons responsible for the joining of polyethylene pipes used in Department of Transportation regulated gas distribution by fusion methods must qualify according to the requirements of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 192.285. Persons responsible for joining of polyethylene pipes used in municipal potable water, wastewater, or industrial piping applications may be subject to other qualification requirements at a local or project level.

Course Requirements:

  • On-Line Classroom time: 8 hours
  • On-Line Hands on time: 2 hours
  • Written Exam score of 80% or greater (using GFCP Exam)
  • Visual Assembly Review score of 100% (following GFCP Procedures)
  • Destructive Testing score of 100% (conducted by GFCP)
Course Details:

10 Hour Training Course offered live on-line with our Training Expert.  This course will include three live meetings with our Fusion Specialist.  Two introduction videos, one providing a tour of our Innovation Central facility and an introduction to Polyethylene 101.  Our Training Lessons will include 8 recorded videos detailing best practices and procedures for electrofusion installation of small diameter coupling, sidewall and conducting tapping on sizes up to 12 IPS.  The cost of this training is $1,000 per student, this price includes Student Kit I.

Schedule.pdf (PDF)

Course Requirements:
Student Kits:

This certification requires the use of 2 IPS Pipes, 2IPS Fittings (Coupling and Tapping Tee) and 2IPS Tooling (Clamping and Peeling).  If your company does not have 2IPS Tooling, we recommend the purchase of Student Kit 2, 3 or 4.

Kits.pdf (PDF)

Registration:

Level 2 Installer Certification Renewal

Certification Renewal:

Course Cost: $500
5 Hour On-Line Course

The Level 2 Installer Certification can be renewed annually by completing this compressed course.

Georg Fischer Central Plastics, LLC strongly recommends that electrofusion fittings should be installed only by persons that have received training from an authorized instructor, and have a strong knowledge of polyethylene and heat fusion, and have qualified electrofusion joints through destructive testing.

Persons responsible for the joining of polyethylene pipes used in Department of Transportation regulated gas distribution by fusion methods must qualify according to the requirements of Title 49 Code Federal Regulations, Section 192.285. Persons responsible for joining of polyethylene pipes used in municipal potable water, wastewater, or industrial piping applications may be subject to other qualifications requirements at a local or project level.

Course Requirements:

  • On-Line Classroom time: 3 hours
  • On-Line Hands on time: 2 hours
  • No failed fusions in the previous 12 months
  • Provide previous 12 months of student records
  • Previously certified by GFCP
  • Written Exam score of 80% or greater (using GFCP Examl)
  • Visual Assembly Review Score of 100% (following GFCP Procedures)
  • Destructive Testing score of 100% (conducted by GFCP)
Course Details:

5 Hour Training Course offered on-line with using our recorded content and digital testing. Recorded content will include 8 recorded videos detailing best practices and procedures for electrofusion installation of small diameter coupling, sidewall, and conducting tapping on sizes up to 12 IPS. The cost of this training is $500 per student, this price includes Student Kit l. 

Schedule.pdf (PDF)

Course Requirements:
Student Kits:

This certification requires the use of 2 IPS Pipes, 2IPS Fittings (Coupling and Tapping Tee) and 2IPS Tooling (Clamping and Peeling).  If your company does not have 2IPS Tooling, we recommend the purchase of Student Kit 2, 3 or 4.

Kits.pdf (PDF)

Registration:

Large Diameter Master Trainer Certification

First Time Certification:

Course Cost: $2,500
1½ Day In-House  Course

The LDC Master Trainer Certification is valid for 1 years and should be renewed annually by completing a Certification Renewal Course. (See Certification Renewal for more details)

Georg Fischer Central Plastics, LLC strongly recommends that electrofusion fittings should be installed only by persons that have received training from an authorized instructor, and have a strong working knowledge of polyethylene and heat fusion, and have qualified electrofusion joints through destructive testing.

Persons responsible for the joining of polyethylene pipes used in Department of Transportation regulated gas distribution by fusion methods must qualify according to the requirements of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 192.285. Persons responsible for joining of polyethylene pipes used in municipal potable water, wastewater, or industrial piping applications may be subject to other qualification requirements at a local or project level. Once certified, an LDC  Master Trainers are qualified to train and qualify LDC Installers in the installation of large diameter coupling from 14 to 26 IPS. Master Trainers are required to obtain and store student records for 10 years.

Course Requirements:

  • On-Line Classroom time: 8 hours
  • On-Line Hands on time: 2 hours
  • Must be a current buyer of large diameter couplings from GFCP
  • Written Exam score of 80% or greater (using GFCP Exam)
  • Visual Assembly Review score of 100% (following GFCP Procedures)
  • Destructive Testing score of 100% (conducted by GFCP)
Course Details:
Registration:

Large Diameter Master Trainer Certification Renewal

Certification Renewal:

Course Cost: $2500
1½ Day In-House  Course

The LDC Master Trainer Certification is valid for 1 years and should be renewed annually by completing this course.

Georg Fischer Central Plastics, LLC strongly recommends that electrofusion fittings should be installed only by persons that have received training from an authorized instructor, and have a strong working knowledge of polyethylene and heat fusion, and have qualified electrofusion joints through destructive testing.

Persons responsible for the joining of polyethylene pipes used in Department of Transportation regulated gas distribution by fusion methods must qualify according to the requirements of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 192.285. Persons responsible for joining of polyethylene pipes used in municipal potable water, wastewater, or industrial piping applications may be subject to other qualification requirements at a local or project level. Once certified, an LDC  Master Trainers are qualified to train and qualify LDC Installers in the installation of large diameter coupling from 14 to 26 IPS. Master Trainers are required to obtain and store student records for 10 years.

Course Requirements:

  • On-Line Classroom time: 3 hours
  • On-Line Hands on time: 2 hours
  • No failed fusions in the previous 12 months
  • Must be a current buyer of large diameter couplings from GFCP
  • Written Exam score of 80% or greater (using GFCP Exam)
  • Visual Assembly Review Score of 100% (following GFCP Procedures)
  • Destructive Testing score of 100% (conducted by GFCP)
Course Details:
Registration:

Our Location:

GF Central Plastics Innovation Central

39605 W Independence Ave | Shawnee, OK 74804
Phone: 405 878 4934

Contact Us:

Jenny Bui | Training Coordinator

jenny.bui@georgfischer.com 
Cell: 405 205 5184

Student Testimonials:

Emmy Zimmerman, Technical OQ Fusion Trainer with Groebner

"The training received at George Fisher has been invaluable to our knowledge and skillset as trainers in the natural gas field. As trainers we have been able to take the samples created to show as what does and does not make a good fusion. As trainers the training received has made us better educators."

Heather Brown, OQ Account Manager with Gajeske, Inc.

"Gajeske, Inc. has been a long time purchaser and trainer of George Fischer products. Recently, we had some new hires needing training and it was super easy and efficient working with the GF team to get everything set up and scheduled. They are quick in their responses and my team had a great time in Shawnee. I think one of them even won at the casino, which made it even better for them. I enjoy the working relationship that we have and that is such a plus in this industry to know that we will be taken care of."

Sam Messenger, Corporate Trainer with ASTAR, Inc.

"As an individual that knows the world of plastic fusion in many aspects, I was very impressed with the professionalism and outstanding training that I received while attending Georg Fischer Central Plastics internal training course. The staff was very gracious and the Trainers were very knowledgeable in plastic fusion technology. They went above and beyond to please us and treated us like family. As a trainer and certifier for ASTAR, Inc. I would highly recommend companies send their trainers and certifiers to Georg Fischer for training. The plant tour, while there, was an added bonus. These guys have a good wrap on the industry."

Marcus Rinke, Fusion Equipment Specialist with Core & Main LP

"I attended the Feb 4th LDC training class at GF Central Plastics. It was my first time visiting the plant and being in the Innovation Central Training Facility. Having worked with their electrofusion equipment and products for 14 years I found the experience very informative. The training facility is setup extremely well and allows for people to actually see all the different types of products applied in real work applications. The hands-on training area is setup very nice and I took away some new techniques even after doing it for so many years. I also found the burst destructive test and plant tour to be a great part of the experience as well."