Train the Evaluator - Bloomington, MN (6/4/2019)

When:  Jun 4, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CT)

MEA is excited to announce that 2019 will bring a fresh look and updated material to the Train the Evaluator class!!  You won't want to miss it!!

The Train the Evaluator class is tailored to meet the needs of the operators of natural gas pipelines who must comply with the federally mandated operator qualifications program. This course provides information on the theory of evaluation, the practice of conducting credible performance evaluations, and break out sessions with peers. The training session covers:

  • An overview of the OQ Rule, including relevant standards to include 49 CFR 192, 195, API 1161 and ASME B31Q
  • A discussion of current OQ hot topics
  • A review of the characteristics and skills needed to be an effective evaluator
  • A review of the evaluation process
  • Tips for evaluator response to evaluatee questions
  • Tips for handling problem situations
  • Exercises/Breakout sessions
  • Updated MEA Guidelines

The deadline to register for the Train the Evaluator class is Friday, May 31, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: To become an approved MEA evaluator, these criteria MUST be met:

  • A one-day class must be attended

  • The Evaluator Application Packet must be completed in its entirety and verified (please include a resume and photo id)

  • An EnergyU account must be obtained by an MEA approved evaluator

  • An Evaluator certificate must be granted in EnergyU (completed by MEA staff ONLY)

  • The Approved Evaluator will be notified of status via email

If you are interested in scheduling a Train the Evaluator class at your company site, please contact Richard Stump, MEA Compliance Director, at (651) 289-9600 x126.

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The Hilton Garden Inn
5140 American Blvd W
Bloomington MN 55437

Click here or call (952) 831-1012 and mention MEA Energy Association to receive 18% off the best available rate.

Crowne Plaza (Bloomington)
5401 Green Valley Dr
Bloomington, MN 55437
(Phone) 952-831-8000

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (Bloomington-Minneapolis South)
7800 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55439
(Phone) 952-835-7800

Shuttle to MEA Training Center:
Shuttle service is available to the MEA Training Center. Please inform the hotel upon check-in that you will be taking the shuttle to the MEA Training Center. The hotel will confirm your group pick-up time upon check-in.

Cancellation policy:
There will be a $35 administration fee for cancellations made 5 days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued after this date. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Postponement policy:
MEA reserves the right to postpone any training class if a minimum number of attendees have not signed up 14 days prior to the class start date. MEA will notify anyone who has signed up and provide them with a 100% refund or a new training date.

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7825 Telegraph Road
Bloomington, MN 55438