Event Profile

Staking Technician Certification Program: Easement Acquisition - CANCELLED

November 5 — 6, 2020
DoubleTree Seattle Airport


This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Staking technicians.

Related Event:

Staking Technician Certification Program: Basic Surveying, November 2-4, 2020

Course Overview:

This course is part of the Comprehensive Staking Technician Program. Experienced line designers say obtaining the right-of-way easement is the toughest part of staking. A well-designed power line is of little use if it cannot be built on the land. Attendees will also focus on people skills that enable the staking technician to obtain an easement and establish a high level of trust with the customer.

Course Objectives:

In this section, participants will learn about:

  • Easement laws
  • Land ownership rights
  • Titles
  • Easement descriptions
  • Easement records
  • Negotiating skills used to aid in the procurement of an easement

Course Instructor:

Hi-Line Engineering

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one; the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on day one, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on day two. Lunch will be provided on day one, and breaks will be provided both days.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

DoubleTree By Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 246-8600

Room rate: $145 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than October 2, 2020, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation. Or, book online with the following link: Reservations

Parking: $12 local and overnight

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport is available. The shuttle leaves the hotel every 20 minutes from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. Follow the "courtesy vehicle" signs in baggage claim. The white DoubleTree shuttle displays a large #1 in the front window.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 10/05/2020): $675
Utility Member Standard: $750

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/05/2020): $1,015
Associate Member Standard: $1,090

Non-member Early Bird (ends 10/05/2020): $2,025
Non-member Standard: $2,100

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 nine continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

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