Power Line Design & Staking
PLDS Level 1
Professional Development for electric utility line design personnel
Acquire essential tools necessary to advance in the utility industry
Satisfy pre-requisite and prepare for Levels 2, 3 & 4 of the Power Line Design & Staking Certification series
Earn 2.1 UTS Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Time & Location
January 16 - 18, 2024
8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST, Tue-Thu
with proctored final exam through UTS eLearning site, due Fri, 1/26
About this Course
Hours: 21 UTS CEUs: 2.1
In Level 1 Power Line Design and Staking, participants will gain a strong foundation necessary to help them advance in the field of line design and staking. This class will include the basic engineering of overhead single-phase lines typically expected of beginning line design personnel. After completion of this course, participants will be able to complete overhead transformer and service conductor sizing, calculate accurate guy leads for both angle and dead end situations, interpret and implement sag charts in clearance design, and will be able to maneuver through the NESC and locate important rules and tables critical for power line design.
UTS will provide course handbook, and other miscellaneous worksheets and supplies required for this course. This course packet will be mailed to students 1 week prior to course start date. Students need to have access to their own copy of the current, 2023 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) book.
A UTS instructor will deliver this course via WebEx platform. Daily web attendance required.
Course Process & Requirements
Desktop or Laptop
Internet - a 6mbps Internet connection (or as close to that as possible) works best.
Webcam and mic are recommended, but not required (online chat will be available).Student
Attendance: Students will be required to log in and participate during both training session days. 10-minute breaks will be given every hour and a 1-hour lunch break will be given at noon each day.
We will be using the Webex platform for this virtual course. Students will receive an email invitation to join a the training session prior to class start times. This email will include a link that students will use to join the training session through web browser or by downloading the app.
The course final exam will be taken online (not virtual) and will be available through our eLearning site the following week. Students will receive this information during the virtual session. The final exam will require a proctor, so students will need to schedule the exam with a proctor. Proctor information will be collected during the virtual session. Final exam access codes will be sent to proctors upon completion of the virtual session.
Grading – Course is a Pass/Retake based on final exam score (70 or better). Course certificates will be mailed upon successful completion of final exam.
Deadline for registration is January 5, 2024. Registrations will be confirmed via email, but participants are not guaranteed space in the class until payment is received. Thank you!
Registrants who cancel in writing on or before January 5, 2024 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after January 5, 2024 will not receive a refund, but participant substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by January 5, 2024 are responsible for the full registration.
Registration & Price
Power Line Design & Staking - Level 1
January 16 - 18, 2024 - Virtual
Important: When you SUBMIT this Registration Form, you will be taken to a course confirmation page. If you are not routed to this page, please contact us at: 404-890-5514, ext 105 or [email protected].
Pricing - $1,695/person