Line Locating



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This online utility locator training course is aimed at developing knowledge and skills associated with locating underground utilities (electric power, gas distribution, and telecommunications). This utility locator training course provides an Underground Facility Locator (UFL) advanced solutions to abnormal operating conditions (AOC’s).

This e-learning utility locator training course was developed with input from industry subject matter experts. It details the necessary methods and procedures to safely perform utility locates as per applicable regulatory requirements, acts and industry best practices.

Included in this utility locator training course: Online quizzes and a final exam. Certificate and wallet card issued upon successful completion.

Who Should Take This Course?

Anyone who is responsible for locating underground utilities will benefit from this e-learning underground utility locator training course.

Learning Outcomes

By taking this online utility locator training course, you will gain an understanding of the active, passive, advanced, and uncommon underground utility locating methods, as well as the regulations surrounding the operation of the equipment.


Average Duration: 8 Hours
Digital & Printable Certificate
Plastic Proof Of Training Card Available
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Accepted Across Canada
Valid for 3+ Years*
Self-Paced. Available 24/7
Available on All Major Devices
Live Student Support
Permanent Record of Training
User Management Tools Available

Course Outline

1. Fundamentals of Locating

Module 1 goes over the basics of line locating, which includes the tools used and how to properly use them, operations pre and post line locating, rules and regulations, as well as common hazards and personal protective equipment.

2. Active Locating Methods

Module 2 provides an overview of the three active methods of locating utilities. The three methods include Direct Hook-Up, Inductive Clamp, and the inductive method.

3. Passive Locating Methods

Module 3 provides an overview of the passive methods of locating underground utilities. The three methods overviewed in this section are radio modes, live cable modes, and cathodic protection system (CPS) modes.

4. Advanced Locating Methods

Module 4 provides an overview of the five advanced methods of line locating, which includes parallel line checks, basic sweeping methods, multi-angle sweeping, 360-degree sweeps, and the ALL method.

5. Unconventional Locating Methods

Module 5 provides an overview of the three main unconventional methods of locating underground utilities, which includes the Point A to B method, the Measurement method, and the Visual Evidence method. You will also go over verification processes, risks, and hazards.

6. Obstacles and Problem Solving

Module 6 goes over the most common obstacles you will encounter while locating utility and gas lines underground, as well as provide you with the knowledge on how to solve any problems you may encounter.

Bulk Discounts. Free Tools.

Depending on how many training credits you purchase, you may receive a discount. Once purchased, training credits may be used to assign training to users in your account or held for future use.

In addition to the training that you purchase, you will also have access to a number of free training management tools. These tools allow you to add and manage users in your account, distribute training courses, view training progress, print certificates, view records of training, and create customized certification reports to ensure your users are always in compliance.

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Additional Services

We put our team of professionals to work to build solutions that improve results, save time, relieve your budget and keep your people safe. In addition to our training programs, we also provide Consulting Services, Train The Trainer Solutions, Course Authoring, and Integration services.

Consulting Services

It is our mandate to develop plans and programs that meet the unique needs and environments where staff carry out their work on a daily basis, creating customized programs that deal with risks specifically for each situation.

Our consulting services include OHS Auditing, Safety Policy Development, Procedure Writing, Training Needs Analysis, Safety Inspections, Job Safety & Hazard Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Fall Prevention & Detection.

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Customize and control the learning experience of your staff or customers with our Train the Trainer offerings and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our lifetime complimentary update service.

These packages educate new trainers on how to deliver in-person training to adult learners. Packages include Instructor Certification courses, expanded reference manuals, ready to customize classroom presentations, exam templates, certificates, and participant guides for students.

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Deliver original content courses to your staff to address the unique hazards associated with your workplace.

Our team of industry leading instructional designers and subject matter experts are able to develop defensible, effective, and efficient training programs that you can deliver as elearning content, self-learning course books, reference materials for classroom teaching, or as an app that integrates with existing frameworks. Training programs can be something that is built from scratch, or modified using pre-existing course materials from our library or your own.

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