Event Profile

Staking Technician Certificate Program: Easement Acquisition

June 24 — 25, 2021
Holiday Inn Richland on the River


This class is currently full. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email Gail Patterson at gail@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Staking technicians.

Related Event:

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

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 7:30 a.m. on day one; the class will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on day one, and from 8 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:

Holiday Inn Richland on the River
802 George Washington Way
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 946-7611

Room rate: $119 for a single/double, $129 for a triple, and $139 for a quad

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than May 31, 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

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 5/24/2021): $760
Utility Member Standard: $835

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 5/24/2021): $1,140
Associate Member Standard: $1,215

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 5/24/2021): $2,280
Non-Member Standard: $2,355

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 nine 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.