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Utility Tree Worker & Utility Tree Trimmer Recertification


What can you expect from this program/course?

Utility Tree Worker and Utility Tree Trimmer certifications are valid for 5-years and expire on June 30 of the 5-year anniversary of registration. Register in this course if your Professional Vegetation Management Association (formerly Industrial Vegetation Management Association of Alberta - IVMAA) certificate expires in 2022.

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be up to date with the latest Electrical and Communication Utility Systems Regulations respecting Utility Tree Workers and Utility Tree Trimmers and be able to:

  • identify acceptable safe work practices and routines while working around energized power lines and equipment

  • request line outages and equipment blocking

  • correctly identify limits of approach for all voltage levels and demonstrate these safe clearance distances

  • properly maintain tools and equipment used to perform work around energized power lines and equipment

  • identify and implement current electrical safety standards and safety practices important to you on the job

On Campus Program Dates: April 2 - 3, 2025

Self-Directed Program Dates:

  • June 17 - 28, 2024
  • November 11 - 22, 2024
  • March 10 - 21, 2025
  • April 14 - 25, 2025
  • May 12 - 23, 2025

Costs: Tuition $440 (subject to change). See for the Professional Vegetation Management Association application fee for certification.

Credentials: See for certification registration requirements and details.
Email  or call 1.877.249.1508 for more details.

Length of Program: 2 Days @ 8 am - 5 pm

Delivery: Olds Campus

Admission Requirements: Previous successful passing of full course.

This is a recertification only.

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Online Self-Directed

Students should be comfortable with computers and should be prepared to locate and schedule a proctor to write the exam within the 2 week course dates. It is important to contact proctor ASAP to avoid disappointment.

The online recertification course cannot be taken consecutively (twice in a row). In-class recertification is required at least once in a 10-year period.

Only able to register for the course during the year that your UTT/UTW certificate expires.
The course is open to everyone but only those that have existing UTT/UTW certificates will receive renewals. If your recertification has lapsed, then you will be required to take the in-class session to recertify.

There will be only one retake for the final online exam, a retake cannot occur prior to 30 days of the first attempt. If the student is not able to pass the retake exam, they will be required to take the in-class recertification.

Self-Directed Program Dates:
  • June 17 - 28, 2024
  • November 11 - 22, 2024
  • March 10 - 21, 2025
  • April 14 - 25, 2025
  • May 12 - 23, 2025

Price: $440+GST

Please Note: Students will need their own computer with internet access, microphone and a web camera for the online Virtual classes and exams

Do you need more information?

Industry Training & Continuing Education

Phone: 403.556.4740
Toll-Free: 1.800.661.6537