Event Profile

Staking Technician Certification Program: Basic Surveying - CANCELLED

November 2 — 4, 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: Easement Acquisition, November 5-6, 2020

Course Overview:

This three-day course is part of the comprehensive staking technician program. It will teach students the basic and advanced methods of line route surveying. This course also includes a basic overview of GPS and its application to line design and staking. To complete the study, the student 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; 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. 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 & 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 10/02/2020): $975
Utility Member Standard: $1,050

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/02/2020): $1,465
Associate Member Standard: $1,540

Non-member Early Bird (ends 10/02/2020): $2,925
Non-member Standard: $3,000

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 18 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.