Event Profile

Staking Technician Certification Program: Protection/Basic Sectionalizing Design - POSTPONED

June 10 — 11, 2020
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown
495 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702 


This event has been postponed, with the intent to reschedule for the fall of 2020. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Dale Mayuiers at (360) 816-1448 or dale@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Staking technicians.

Related Courses:

Staking Technician Certification Program: Underground Line Design and Subdivision Layout, June 8-10, 2020

Staking Technician Certification Program: Line Inspection, June 11-12, 2020

Course Overview:

This course is part of the Comprehensive Staking Technician Program. It is designed to give students a basic understanding of the devices and techniques used to protect distribution lines and customers from damage or injury due to over-current/over-voltage.

Course Objectives:

The following topics will be covered:

  • Fault current, including the basic application of devices to interrupt the maximum available fault current produced by short circuits
  • Voltage surges caused by lightning and the use of lightning arresters to shunt the over-voltage to ground
  • Basic theory of voltage regulators and capacitors with a focus on correct placement and application of the devices on the circuit when a line is being staked

Course Instructor:

Hi-Line Engineering

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. on day one; the class will run from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on day one, and from 8 a.m. to noon on day two. Lunch will be served at noon before class on day one and refreshment breaks will be included on both days. For those also attending Line Inspection in the afternoon on day two, lunch will be provided that day as well.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites
495 S. Capitol Boulevard
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 331-1900

Room rate: $149 for a single/double 

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than May 19, 2020, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the Boise Airport beginning at 4:15 a.m. until the last flight of the evening. Please contact the front desk for details or for pick up.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 5/10/2020): $385
Utility Member Standard: $460

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 5/10/2020): $580
Associate Member Standard: $655

Non-member Early Bird (ends 5/10/2020): $1,155
Non-member Standard: $1,230

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for six continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.