Utility Tree Worker & Utility Tree Trimmer Recertification

Students learn about the equipment for utility workers

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 2020.

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

Program Dates:

2021 Dates:

  • Intake: November 16 - 17, 2021

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

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Utility Tree Worker & Utility Tree Trimmer Recertification

Students learn about the equipment for utility workers

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 2020.

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

Program Dates:

2021 Dates:

  • Intake: November 16 - 17, 2021

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

Credentials: See www.pvma.ca for certification registration requirements and details.
Email val@pvma.ca  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.

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

This is a recertification only.

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.

2021 Dates:
November 8 - November 19, 2021

2022 Dates:
January 10 - January 21, 2022
March 14 - March 25, 2022

Price: $440+GST

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