"Confidence Through Competence"

Training Solutions Designed With You In Mind

One Day "Locating Fundamentals" Seminar:

Designed for novice to experienced learners, this seminar reviews key concepts of applied electromagnetic theory and provides an overview of the CGA Best Practices for Locating and Marking.  This is a great way to reinforce the basics of locating, and experienced techs who didn't think they needed to come often admit to learning things they didn't know.  This class includes a written exam and is suitable for annual retraining.  $275 per registrant (minimum of four).

Two Day "Competency 1,2,3" Workshop: 

Designed for organizations trying to meet CALOSH qualified person or NULCA Professional Competency objectives, this session focuses on applied locating theory and proper use of the transmitter and receiver including recognizing and overcoming signal distortion.  This class includes both a written exam and a hands-on skills assessment.  $495 per registrant (minimum of three). 

Four Day "Jump Start" Course: 

This course is designed to assist companies wishing to outsource the training of novice locators due to seasonal workloads or staffing demands.  Topics covered include how the one-call works, basic locating theory and skills, use of the transmitter and receiver, customer service, basic locate documentation and ethics for the field locator.  Multiple written exams are included as well as a hands-on skills assessment.  $995 per registrant (minimum of four). 

Three Day Train the Trainer Workshop: 

This class is designed for experienced technicians who are or soon will be taking on a training role within their organization.  Covered topics include locating theory and how to teach it, employer advocacy, classroom presentation fundamentals, and proven techniques to increase understanding in locator training.  $1,185 per registrant (minimum of three). 

Custom/Daily On-Site Training: 

The Locator School can provide on-site training specifically geared to meet your unique training needs.  Prices start at $1,250 per day.  Call for a quote.  

DVDs and Field Guides:

Locating School President and Lead Instructor, Christopher Koch scripted and appears in four DVDs available through Excavation Safety University (Basic Locating Theory, Basic Locating Skills, Locating Best Practices, and Locating Safely: Avoiding Hazards).  Copy and paste the following link to your browser to see available titles and view samples:


Training Materials for Your Organization: 

The Locator School can provide materials designed to supplement and improve your in house locator training program.  Call for details.

90 Minute Webinars:

Webinars are scheduled in conjunction with Excavation Safety University at regular intervals. Please watch for webinars presented by Christopher Koch.  Copy and paste the following link to your browser for more information:



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