National Credential
Credential: Certified Petroleum Journeyman (CPJ) - Level 2
Credentialing Agency: National Petroleum Management Agency (NPMA)

The National Petroleum Management Agency (NPMA), Certified Petroleum Journeyman (CPJ) - Level 2 is an intermediate-level credential for professional fuel handlers. Fuel handlers work in the fuel supply chain, from “wellhead to wingtip”; they work as operators, maintainers, accountants, programmers, managers, supervisors, controllers, transporters, mechanics, storage attendants, and quality control technicians. The CPA-2 certifies an individual's technical knowledge, safety, and product quality skill to work in the Petroleum Industry. Applicants are required to have eighteen months of experience, hold the Level I certification, and to undergo training approved by NPMA and to show progressive experience in the field that total 42 credits determined by the agency. Applicants are also required to pass an exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Certified Petroleum Journeyman (CPJ) - Level 2

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 92F Petroleum Supply Specialist MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. I Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 92L Petroleum Laboratory Specialist MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. I Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 92W Water Treatment Specialist MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. II Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Warrant Officer 923A Petroleum Technician WOMOS most   Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  

Army Table Legend


Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

Promotion Points Promotion Points icon

This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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Certified Petroleum Journeyman (CPJ) - Level 2

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite: NPMA - Level 1 - Certified Petroleum Associate (CPA)
  • Experience: 18 months
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

National Petroleum Management Agency (NPMA)
10908 Courthouse Road
Ste 102-301
Fredericksburg, VA  22408
Phone: 540-507-4371
Contact Page

Certified Petroleum Journeyman (CPJ) - Level 2

All NPMA certifications above the initial NPMA Certified Petroleum Apprentice (CPA) require that the earlier levels of certification are attained prior to applying for any higher levels of certification. An individual considering the CPJ mush have the CPA.

Applicants must have 18 months of experience certified and working as an NPMA CPA.

Applicants must have 42 continuing education units.

The Certified Petroleum Journeyman (CPJ) - Level 2 credential has the following other requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently employed in the petroleum field and will submit with the application verification of employment and experience from an employer.

Certified Petroleum Journeyman (CPJ) - Level 2

  • Safety
  • Environmental
  • Various Fuels
  • Fuel Properties
  • Quality
  • Pipeline Systems
  • Hardware

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Petroleum Journeyman (CPJ) - Level 2 examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Certified Petroleum Journeyman (CPJ) - Level 2

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Petroleum Journeyman (CPJ) - Level 2 credential has the following recertification information:

  • CPA Level 2 certification must be renewed every three years; individuals seeking to renew their certification must earn CEU and these are reviewed and approved by the agency.
    Note: typically individuals seek to earn the more advanced levels of CPA certification over renewal; details about the CPA Level 3 are available in the handbook.