Locating and Marking

Online Training Course


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Locating and Marking Online Training

The course will cover the process of locating and marking utilities on the job site, including the pre-locate, locate, and post-locate operations. From Pre-Locate procedures, asking the right questions to verify the facilities buried in your work area, knowing and using the correct locating equipment and methods, marking the utilities according to the proper guidelines, and how to verify and document your work during the post-locate.

There are 5 chapters and a final exam in this online training course. Once you pass your exam, you may print your certificates of completion (wallet & wall sized).

Training may be paused or resumed at any time, is fully narrated, and includes interactive exercises to ensure understanding of course content.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed to overview proper locating and marking methods, which will apply to anyone in a locating, excavating, or are in a management or supervisory position. Anyone who will work with, or around underground facilities would benefit from this course.

*This certificate is valid for 3 years. Individuals or employers may use their best judgment to set their own expiration period.

Average Duration: 4 Hours
Printable Certificate Upon Completion
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Accepted Across Canada
Valid for 3 Years*
Self-Paced. Available 24/7
Live Student Support
Permanent Record of Training
User Management Tools Available

Course Outline

1. Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)

This lesson outlines Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) and the 4 quality levels you will encounter. As well as SUE’s relation to available line locating methods and the ground disturbance methods you will use

2. Locating Questions and Locate Marks

This lesson will cover what questions you must ask prior to any ground disturbance work. As well as understanding the American Public Works Association (APWA) uniform colour code and their requirements.

3. Understanding Field Delineation Guidelines

Through this lesson, you will go through line locate marking requirements for single and multiple facilities, procedures for marking over different terrain, and how to properly identify “No Conflict” areas on the job site.

4. Facility Locating Methods

The line locating methods lesson covers several of ways you are able to locate facilities on the job site, how to tell when each method is most effective, and how to effectively use the locating equipment.

5. Recognizing Obstacles and Tracing Problems

This lesson will provide you with the ability to locate obstacles and overcome common tracing problems. As well, you will go over the pre-locate, locate, and post-locate requirements and procedures.

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