KDHE acknowledges that travel plans may be altered due to the precautions we are taking to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore, if your certificate is expiring before you can attend a class, KDHE is offering another extension of time. In the event a trainee or operator is hesitant about traveling to an Operator Training venue or the class is cancelled, the trainee/operator may request an extension of the Class A/B Operator Training for 3 months past their initial due date, certificate expiration date, or re-training date. This extension is only for operator training certificates set to expire between December 2020 thru March 2021. An Operator Training Request for Extension Form must be completed, signed, and submitted to KDHE for review and approval prior to the trainee’s or operator’s required certification due date or expiration date. An additional extension may not be granted for those who received a previous extension.
The Operator Training Request for Extension Form is available on the KDHE website at: https://www.kdheks.gov/tanks/download/Operator_Training_and_COVID-19_Extension_Application.pdf
You can also find the form on the TMS website at: https://tms.wildapricot.org/page-18105
Upon approval of the 3-month extension, the trainee or operator must maintain compliance and proper operations of each designated facility. Any trainee or operator granted a 3-month certification extension must attend a classroom training venue as soon as possible in order to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. Extension requests will be tracked per operator and per facility.
If you have questions regarding this new 3-month Operator Training Extension Form, please call Marcus (785-263-6372) or Kelsey (785-296-7007) at KDHE.