Welcome to Utility Training Academy

One of the nations leading providers of line locating and damage prevention training.

We provide public and private training classes for line locating and underground utility and pipeline damage prevention. Our in person classes includes hands on field training on an assortment of buried line locating equipment. Courses are built to build a strong core of knowledge on how the equipment works and also address the difficult challenges of finding and tracing the pathway of buried pipes, cables and wires. Many buried lines and impact worker safety, public safety and environmental safety if damaged during excavation. A line locators mark and flag placed on the ground is an educated guess. In the US alone we have an estimated 35 million miles of active underground facilities buried out of site and out of mind. Millions of people utilize these systems every day to provide natural gas, electric, water, sewer, telephone, cable TV and broadband fiber networks, traffic control, hazardous material transportation pipelines. Let us provide your crews with critical knowledge and skills needed to locate, mark and protect these unseen and often dangerous lines.

We provide non-vendor specific training.

We provide skills enhancement training on any and all line detection equipment.  Bring your equipment to class for advise on getting the best results for that brand and model. 

A Few Reviews

5 star rating

Excellent Training for All Experience Levels 5 STARS!

MICHELLE FLOWERS

This class should be a requirement for all locators and Damage Prevention professionals. The most educational presentation on the topic to date I've completed.

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This class should be a requirement for all locators and Damage Prevention professionals. The most educational presentation on the topic to date I've completed.

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Should have done this way sooner

James Dudley

tons of information.... really should have had this before i started. i appreciated the ability to speak one on one with the instructor

tons of information.... really should have had this before i started. i appreciated the ability to speak one on one with the instructor

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Great Course, Great Information

Brian Gates

Bob is a super knowledgeable guy and he clearly has a passion for helping others in his industry. I took this course as an intro for myself to doing utility ...

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Bob is a super knowledgeable guy and he clearly has a passion for helping others in his industry. I took this course as an intro for myself to doing utility locating and reading the markings and interpreting the equipment for my own professional development. I am not a professional locator, but often excavate for work, have located myself when I couldn't get a company to do it, and am looking at more underground construction in the future. So this was an awesome source of information and I am no doubt going to be safer and better informed about best practices going forward.

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Wonderful information for all experience levels!

Crystal Bennett

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Utility Locator Skills Enchancement Courses

Joyce Nelsen

Very Good for new people and refresher for experienced locators. Lots of good info.

Very Good for new people and refresher for experienced locators. Lots of good info.

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Title is accurate for the class

Michael Kyrylczuk

Test goes over Locator skills needed and provides solid info on what you can see in the field.

Test goes over Locator skills needed and provides solid info on what you can see in the field.

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Utility Locator Skills Enhancement Courses

Brian Adams

For online UG locator training, it went well. Bob Nighswonger did a great job delivering the information necessary as continued improvement learning. Good wo...

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For online UG locator training, it went well. Bob Nighswonger did a great job delivering the information necessary as continued improvement learning. Good work.

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5 star rating

Great course!

Jared Phillips

Very informative. Good balance of theory and practice. Bob kept it entertaining as well.

Very informative. Good balance of theory and practice. Bob kept it entertaining as well.

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CCWD utility locator training

Ryan Lindsey

Great class

Great class

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Excellent

Randy Anduza

Excellent

Excellent

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Great course!

Clint Goodwin

Very well done. thank you.

Very well done. thank you.

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Top notch

Josh Smith

For having to do a locate class online. It was done very well and for the most part kept me engaged.

For having to do a locate class online. It was done very well and for the most part kept me engaged.

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Skills Training for Line Locating

LIVE LOCATOR TRAINING ON-LINE OR IN-PERSON

Utility Training Academy is proud to offer our private, in-person and hands on underground locator training classes at your location.  Private classes are scheduled by the University of Texas Arlington's Public Works Institute.  

Visit the PWI website to view details or schedule private in-person classes on Utility or Pipeline Locating Courses at your location.

https://web-ded.uta.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&Course=ttshom#7 

To schedule a private class contact: 

TO SCHEDULE A CLASS CONTACT:
The Public Works Institute
886-906-9190
pwi@uta.edu


Private Live Streaming Virtual. 

We also offer Private Virtual Classroom training platform. We can present private classes can be presented over Zoom or MS Teams platform depending on customer preference.  Private training classes can be tailored on the fly to your specific equipment and locating challenges. 

We can also combine virtual classroom training combined with a day of hands on field training at your location. 

Contact bob@damagepreventiontraining.com if you would like more information on private virtual training.. 

Open Enrollment Classes at Hosted Events.

We invite you to join us for our live training during 2022 hosted events.


LIVE ,Face to Face, UTA Training 


2022 Live Hands-On Scheduled Events. 

Private classes available at your location or event. Contact  UTA for more information admissions@utasearch.com  or (888) 882-8777

 1-Day Line Locator Skills Enhancement Training Workshop.

- Jan. 30 , 2022-  Baton Rouge- LA - Hosted by the Louisiana 811 Damage Prevention Summit - view details >

- Feb. 08, 2022 - Portland OR - Hosted by Oregon 811 (OUNC) *Oregon Residence Only - view details > 

- Feb. 09. 2022 - Portland OR - Hosted by Oregon 811 (OUNC) *Oregon Residence Only view details > 

- Feb. 28, 2022 - Phoenix AZ - Hosted by the Global Excavation Safety Conference - view details >

- Mar. 30, 2022 - Hosted by Tennessee 811 Damage Prevention Summit view details>

- May 10, 2022 - Pendleton OR - Hosted by Oregon 811 (OUNC) *Oregon Residence Only - view details > 

- Feb. 09. 2022 - Pendleton OR - Hosted by Oregon 811 (OUNC) *Oregon Residence Only view details > 

Aug. 01, 2022 - Rogers, AR  - Hosted by AR 811 Damage Prevention Summit view details>

- Sept. 13, 2022 - Perdido Resort-Orange Beach, AL - Hosted by the Alabama 811 Damage Prevention Summit view details >

- Oct. 05, 2022 - Denton, TX - Hosted by Texas 811 Damage Prevention Summit - view details >

- Oct. 11, 2022 - Medford OR - Hosted by Oregon 811 (OUNC) *Oregon Residence Only - view details > 

- Oct. 12. 2022 - Medford OR - Hosted by Oregon 811 (OUNC) *Oregon Residence Only view details > 

- Oct. 25, 2022 - Isleta Casino Resort, Albuquerque  NM - Hosted by the New Mexico 811 Damage Prevention Summit - view details >

- Nov. 02, 2022 - IP Casino, Biloxi MS - Hosted by MS 811 Damage Prevention Summit - view details >



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