Event Profile

Staking Technician Certification Program: Basic Surveying

June 21 — 23, 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: Easement Acquisition, June 24-25, 2021

Staking Technician Certification: NESC and Utility Specifications, October 18-20, 2021

Staking Technician Certification: Obtaining Permits, October 21-22, 2021

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:

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 (5/21/2021): $1,080
Utility Member Standard: $1,155

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 5/21/2021): $1,620
Associate Member Standard: $1,695

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 5/21/2021): $3,240
Non-Member Standard: $3,315

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 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.