Event Profile

Staking Technician Certification: NESC and Utility Specifications

October 18 — 20, 2021
Skamania Lodge

Who Should Attend:

Staking technicians.

Related Event:

Staking Technician Certification Program: Basic Surveying, June 21-23, 2021

Staking Technician Certification Program: Easement Acquisition, June 24-25, 2021

Staking Technician Certification: Obtaining Permits, October 21-22, 2021

Course Overview:

This three-day course is part of the Staking Technician Program. The NESC establishes the rules used in the design and maintenance of power systems. This course provides staking technicians with a working knowledge of the NESC and its application. The course will focus on those rules that specifically apply to distribution line design, such as:

  • Grounding
  • Overhead line clearances
  • Overload factors
  • Strength reduction factors
  • Ice loading
  • Underground line construction

Reminder: Please bring a copy of the 2017 NESC manual with you to class.

Course Instructor:

Hi-Line Engineering

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST on all three days. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

Skamania Lodge
1131 Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648
(844) 432-4748

Room rate: $149

Please book your room as soon as possible by calling (844) 462-4748, but no later than September 24, 2021, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 9/17/2021): $1,100
Utility Member Standard: $1,175

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 9/17/2021): $1,650
Associate Member Standard: $1,725

Non-member Early Bird (ends 9/17/2021): $3,300
Non-member Standard: $3,375

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 18 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

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