About Us


Bill Egbert, President

Bill has over 34 years of experience within the propane industry with a focus on training and development.  As the former General Manager of the Propane Training Institute, Bill has extensive experience in developing courseware and systems related to the safe handling of fuels.  Bill also has extensive experience as a skilled facilitator in such topics as process quality improvement, customer service, and administrative processes and procedures.  Bill has also written articles for Propane Canada Magazine related to soft-skills, such as Employee Engagement.

David Stainrod, Past-President

David gained over 40 years of experience within the propane, natural gas and fuel oil industries.  As a Certified Engineering Technician, an Ontario Gas Technician 1 with LP endorsement, a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator and a former inspector for the Ontario MCCR – Fuels Safety Branch, his extensive knowledge has been sought after by clients across North America.

David was actively involved in a number of Canadian Standards Association standards and strategic steering committees.  David was formerly the technical adviser to the Propane Gas Association of Canada and was the exclusive technical writer for its training division, the Propane Training Institute.  David was a contributor of many articles for Propane Canada Magazine related to regulatory compliance, installation of appliances and equipment and ongoing Codes & Standards requirements.

On October 3, 2016, David passed away following a short illness.  He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.


Our Services

Training Courses – Safe Handling, Storage and Transportation of Fuels

The Fuels Learning Centre develops training courses and support materials on a number of topics related to the safe handling, storage and transportation of propane, fuel oil, natural gas and LNG. Our training courses are made available to our certified Instructors, who are subject matter experts in the courses they deliver. Our Instructors guide students through the curriculum, utilizing a suite of support materials, to ensure students can successfully complete both a written exam and practical Skills Evaluation.  Successful students are issued a Record of Training (ROT) certificate recognized by regulatory authorities.

Knowledge Base Library and Newsletters

Our Knowledge Base Library contains articles and links related to regulatory requirements and operations affecting the propane, fuel oil and natural gas industries.  Our regular Newsletters deliver current and topical information right to your email inbox.

Custom Training Programs

The Fuels Learning Centre can work with your organization to develop customized training solutions not offered in our regular library of courseware.  Whether you need to create training for new processes and procedures or how to handle specific pieces of equipment, the Fuels Learning Centre can quickly develop the curriculum and support materials you need.

Regulatory Consulting

With extensive knowledge in the regulatory requirements affecting the fuels industries, the Fuels Learning Centre can help your organization understand and navigate your regulatory requirements.  We can assist you in developing internal systems to support your duty of care responsibilities.