Event Profile

Staking Technician Certification Program: Basic Surveying

June 5 — 7, 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center

Who Should Attend:

 Staking technicians.

Course Overview:

This three-day course is part of the Comprehensive Staking Technician Program. You will learn the basic and advanced methods of line route surveying, including a basic overview of GPS and its application to line design and staking. To complete the study, you will learn how to transfer both paper and electronic field data to hand drawings or computer-aided drafting programs. Portions of this class are held outside, so please dress for inclement weather and undeveloped terrain.

Also note that if you are able to bring a transit, tripod, or both, it would be appreciated; this will assist the group by not having to wait as long to share transits.

Course Objectives:

Students will learn how to:

  • Make accurate distance measurements
  • Turn and dissect line angles
  • Measure changes in elevation
  • Conduct a complete point survey using a total station

Course Instructor:

Hi-Line Engineering

Course Schedule:

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

Course Location:

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 455-9600

Room rate: $155 for a single/double, $165 for a triple, and $175 for a quad. Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than May 21, 2023, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation. 

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (end 5/5/2023): $2,980
Utility Member Standard: $3,055

Associate Member Early Bird (end 5/5/2023): $4,470
Associate Member Standard: $4,545

Non-member Early Bird (end 5/5/2023): $5,960
Non-member Standard: $6,035

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 Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

For in-person events: 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.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact registration@nwppa.org or (360) 254-0109.

Safety Measures:

As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.

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.