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December Locator Training
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 8:00 AM to Thursday, December 14, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Training

The CPGA December Locator Training will take place December 13-14 in Greenville, NC. $200 for two-day training. The schedule is below. Please note: registration is capped at 20. 

The training will take place at 3355 NC 43 N, Greenville NC 27834-6134.  The visitor parking is the first lot on the left (just before the stop bars) when you pull into the new operations center.

December 13

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:  Locator Training (Classroom and hands-on) 
  • Lunch Served 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

December 14

  • 8:00  am- 10:00 am: Locator Training (Classroom)
  • Remainder of Day (Hands-on)
  • Lunch Served 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Locator Training Agenda
*Safety Vests are required
**Training participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own locating equipment to the training

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Purpose of Locating
  • Types of Equipment (Attendees are encouraged to bring their own locating equipment)
  • Equipment Maintenance: Basic Care
  • Locating Principles (Some will be in roundtable format for discussion)
  • Theory
  • Best Practices in Verifying Locates
    • Conductive vs. Inductive
    • Tolerance Zones
    • Ticket Management Systems
    • Damage Reporting/Damage Investigation (Hit Kit)
    • Communicating with Construction Contractors/Excavators
    • Abnormal Operating Conditions
    • Safety Issues
    • Training/Certifications
    • Basic Troubleshooting
  • Field Demonstration
    • Various Different Locates


Click here to register.


Suggested Hotels

Below is a list of suggested hotels in Greenville, NC. 

Courtyard by Marriott Greenville (Closest to Operations Center)
2225 Stantonsburg Rd. Greenville, NC 27834

Hilton Greenville
207 Greenville Blvd. SW Greenville, NC 27834

Hampton Inn
305 Greenville Blvd. SW Greenville, NC 27834

Holiday Inn Greenville
203 Greenville Blvd. SE Greenville, NC 27834