Event Profile

Staking Technician Certification Program: NESC and Utility Specifications

February 6 — 8, 2023
Hampton Inn & Suites Bend

Who Should Attend:

Staking technicians

Related Events:

Staking Technician Certification Program: Obtaining Permits, February 9-10, 2023

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.

Course Highlights:

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

    Hi-Line Engineering

    Course Schedule:

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch and refreshment breaks will be provided.

    Course Location:

    Hampton Inn and Suites
    730 SW Columbia St.
    Bend, OR 97702
    (541) 388-3000
    Room Rate: $164
    Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than January 10, 2023, to secure this room rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

    Course Fees:

    Utility Member Early Bird (ends 1/6/2023): $1,650
    Utility Member Standard: $1,725

    Associate Member Early Bird (ends 1/6/2023): $2,475
    Associate Member Standard: $2,550

    Non-member Early Bird (ends 1/6/2023): $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 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 Gail Patterson, Registrar, via email, Gail@nwppa.org, or call (360) 816-1450. 

    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 available 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.