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Hi-Line Training Overview

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Hi-Line Engineering offers a variety of training courses geared to the electric utility industry. Whether you are an experienced or novice engineer, a systems manager, or a lineman, our courses will enhance and expand your knowledge and skills.

Hi-Line Engineering offers certification programs, stand-alone courses, and webinars that provide in-depth, interactive training for a wide range of utility professionals. Through a selection of in-class and online delivery methods, Hi-Line Engineering helps you stay up-to-date with ever-changing industry regulations and requirements.

We offer training courses through statewide organizations and provide in-house classes for individual utilities.

Hi-Line has conducted more than 700 seminars from Alaska to the Caribbean over 20 years. More than 10,000 students including engineers, staking technicians, and linemen have attended our in-class courses. The Certified Staking Technician program has over 4,000 participants nationwide.


Certification Programs

Hi-Line Engineering offers two certification programs, The Comprehensive Staking Technician Certification Program and the Fundamentals of Utility Engineering Certification Program.

Comprehensive Staking Technician Certification Program – This certification program is designed to educate and equip the staking technician in designing electrical distribution facilities that adequately serve the customers of the utility. It will train the novice as well as improve the skills of the experienced employee. The classroom and field training are divided into three phases of four domains each to be taught in three separate five-day seminars. The program can also be taught as three separate four-day seminars.

To achieve certification, students must attend all three seminars and pass a test for each of the twelve domains. Students may re-take any test if their first try is unsuccessful.

Fundamentals of Utility Engineering Certification Program – The mission of the Fundamentals of Utility Engineering program is to provide practical, application-focused training courses that teach methods for modeling, analysis, and problem-solving faced by utility engineers and senior technical personnel.

A college engineering curriculum provides a basis for future learning. Most colleges do not provide the basics regarding the design, operation, or maintenance required for an electric utility system. Our objective is to impart these practical skills and knowledge to new engineers. For senior technical personnel with a strong background in line design and/or operations of utility systems, this course will help them feel more comfortable with the calculations and techniques required for day to day engineering analysis.

Fundamentals of Utility Engineering is a nine-day program consisting of three 3-day modules. By design, each module can be a stand-alone course. The courses contain many activities that will require student participation including use of computer software for running load flow analysis. Students will be encouraged to bring a laptop computer with their company’s load flow software. Example databases will be available in many of the commonly used packages.

Completion of all three modules and successful completion of the take-home projects will result in a Certification of Completion.

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Stand-Alone Courses

Hi-Line offers a wide variety of stand-alone courses, including:


Application and Use of the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code 2-Day


2017 National Electrical Safety Code Update 1-Day


Advanced Topics for Construction Personnel


Arc Flash Hazard Assessment & Avoidance


Engineering Ethics


Environmental Strategy on Powerline Right of Ways


Managing Utility Right of Ways


Overhead Distribution Design Seminar


Powerline Basics for the Non-Lineman


Reliability and Resilency


Street Lighting


Surveying Hands On


System Grounding


Underground Design for Large Subdivisions


Utility Basics for Administrative Personnel


Wood Pole Structure Design


Expand your knowledge from anywhere, no travel required. A phone and a computer with Internet access are all that’s needed to take part. Hi-Line instructors, with years of field and real-world utility experience, address industry issues in a format that’s convenient and affordable. You can register for individual webinar topics, or choose from a number of individual or multi-user subscription options. All webinars can be taught as a series or as individual classes.

In-House Classes

Hi-Line understands it can be difficult and costly for utility personnel to travel for training outside of the office or service area. That’s where our in-house classes come in! We come to you and offer any of our existing courses or we can customize to meet your needs. Contact us for more information on how to schedule in-house training for your organization.


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Hi-Line offers in-depth training courses geared to the electric utility industry all across the U.S. and via webinars. Sign up for notifications of upcoming seminars and webinars. We do not share, sell or trade your contact information.

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