Licensee Testing

UST Licensing

The department licenses individuals as Installer/Removers, Removers only. Compliance Inspectors, State Inspectors, and Oversight Compliance Inspectors. For more information on becoming an inspector check out the Compliance Inspection page. For application materials and study guides, see links below or call the UST Program at (406) 444-5300.  For a list of UST Program staff click here.

According the MT Underground Storage Tank Rules, "a person may not install, close, or inspect an underground storage tank system unless that individual has a valid license issued by the department."

Underground Storage Tank License Application Materials

You will need Adobe 5.0 or higher to use these online input forms properly.  The forms below can be filled out on-line, then printed, signed, notarized and sent to the DEQ.

Underground Storage Tank License Study Guide Recommendations

To become a licensed Compliance Inspector, an individual must:

  1. Submit a completed application to the Department of Environmental Quality.
  2. Submit three references
  3. Submit an application review fee of $100
  4. Complete an inspector training course approved by the department that includes training in the operation and maintenance of release detection, corrosion protection, spill and overfill equipment; regulatory compliance; and field testing of inspection abilities.  If the applicant possesses a Montana UST Installer License, this license meets the inspector training course requirement.
  5. *Pass a written exam with 80% or better
  6. Pass a field practical exam with 80% or better

To become a licensed Installer/Remover, an individual must:

  1. Submit a completed application to the Department of Environmental Quality showing that the individual has actively participated in at least three UST system installations and two underground storage tank closures. For requirements specific to Corrosion Protection, External Leak Detection, and Liner installation licenses contact the department.
  2. Submit an application review fee of $100
  3. Submit three references attesting to the individual’s participation in UST installations and closures
  4. *Pass a written exam with 80% or better.

To become a licensed Remover, an individual must:

  1. Submit a completed application to the Department of Environmental Quality showing that the individual has actively participated in at least three underground storage tank closures.
  2. Submit an application review fee of $100
  3. Submit three references attesting to the individual’s participation in UST closures
  4. *Pass a written exam with 80% or better.

* Written exams are administered by the UST Program in Helena.  Once all paperwork is received in the UST office, reviewed and approved, the Database Analyst (406-444-3840) in the UST Program will contact the applicant to schedule a date and time, agreed upon by both parties,  for them to come to Helena to take the exam.