Welcome to TOP Energy Training

Welcome to the TOP Energy Training program, an educational consortium composed of Colorado School of Mines, The Pennsylvania State University and The University of Texas at Austin. Our faculty work together to provide training courses for professionals working in a variety of energy-related careers. Our goal is to make sure that your time spent completing our courses (whether in an online environment or classroom environment) is an efficient investment in keeping you at the TOP of your game professionally. You can be sure your learning will be a product of state-of-the-art educational delivery tools and the latest technical expertise available through the three academic institutions.

TOPCORP is our flagship program, with hundreds of regulators and policymakers completing the four-module curriculum of basic petroleum technology training. Based on the success of the national program, we have developed new region-specific training that can be tailored to our customers' specific needs.

TOPCORP Project Receives Chairman’s Stewardship Award for Energy Education, Honorable Mention

TOPCORP, a consortium of The University of Texas at Austin, The Pennsylvania State University, and Colorado School of Mines, is proud to announce that our oil and gas inspector training program received the Chairman’s Stewardship Award for Energy Education, Honorable Mention, from the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. The award-winning program combines classroom instruction and field experiences with an online training course, and through funding and in-kind support the program is offered at no-cost to many federal and state regulatory agency personnel.

“The TOPCORP program is helping to ensure that the nation’s oil and gas inspectors can stay on top of the rapidly changing technology involved in the industry through our inspector training program. The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission recognizes that this training is a critical step to stewarding and protecting the environment, while efficiently producing energy resources,” said Dr. Hilary Olson, department lecturer and research center Director of Education, Training and Outreach for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Olson is the project lead for the TOPCORP project at UT Austin. Read more>>