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"I really enjoyed the one-on-one training this week with Craig. He is very professional, patient and takes the time to explain and demonstrate all aspects of utility locating. The on-the-job, hands-on training approach makes this training very valuable. I would highly recommend this training for anyone that is seeking training in utility locating." —Tim Baird, Utility Locator, Mechanical Division, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

"I have been in the construction industry for the past 23 years. Over that time I have seen a lot of experts in their various fields. Craig is the real deal that I wanted to learn from. I am walking away from a week of training feeling very confident that my services will be top notch." —Brian Clark, Colorado Underground Detection

"I learned new ideas and ways of doing leak detection. You're very knowedgeable on the matter. I will be taking this information with me to help our company in their leak detection efforts." —Doug Dillon, Leak Detector, Thermo Scan Inspections

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Certified Utility Locator Training

"Utility Locating theory is just theory until proven by observation and the experience of hands-on training in real-life problem-solving situations."

Precision Utility Locating School

certified utility locator training class

This is the ultimate training program for companies or individuals who want to be Certified Utility Locators. We will share with you the business of private utility locating. One-on-one individual training presents utility locating concepts in an easy to understand format. No franchise fees! The business you develop is your own.

Precision Utility Locating offers a 40-hour course of classroom and field experience with students graudating as Certified Utility Locators. The program meets National Utility Locating Contractors Associations Standards and Common Ground Alliance best practices. Locator training is recommended for construction-related companies that want to add utiility locating as a private locator to their business and for people with a construction backgound who want to start a new business as a private utility locator.

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Private locators are in high demand and have the opportunity to generate a substantial income. Fees charged by Certified Utility Locators may range from $120 to $200 per hour.* To be successful, we recommend you have experience related to the construction field, potential client contacts with construction companies and financial backing for start-up costs.

Utility Locator Training Field Experience

The major objective of this locator training program is to present actual working conditions that will give you a comprehensive view and understanding of locating underground utilities in actual field conditions. Training occurs on working job sites that present real life situations and provide extensive hands-on experience locating municipal, commercial and residential utilities. Locating underground utilities can be confusing without field experience, and many questions are answered as situations arise on the job site.

certified utility locator training class

An individualized training system is used to present locating concepts in an easy to understand format that progresses from easy to very difficult locating conditions. The first stage of training starts with basic concepts in user friendly areas that will ensure the ability to locate utilities without distractions or challenging conditions. The next stage incorporates more difficult areas to locate in. The final stage of training finishes with the most challenging areas for locates. Training and experience with actual locating equipment will instill confidence as you move from student to Certified Utility Locator.

Affordable and Convenient Utility Locator Training

certified utility locator training class

The Precision Utility Locating Training facility is centrally located in Arizona, only about an hour-and-a-half drive north of Phoenix. Depending on class size, training can also be done at your facility anywhere nationwide.

Costs for the Certified Utility Locator program are very competitive. Students find our fees are affordable and the benefits of our combined classroom training and field experience exceed their expectations.

*Check utility locator rates for your local area.


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