PVMA Presents: UTW/UTT Tree Worker Safety Training
Utility Tree Worker Safety Training
Employing safe practices is vital to your job as a Utility Tree Worker. To create a culture of safety for UTTs, the PVMA has developed a curriculum to educate those who maintain trees near electrical utility installations. The Association has also contracted with a well-respected educational facility, Olds College, to teach this curriculum to our members who are interested in this important discipline.
Register for this two-week course today if you work in the vegetation management industry and are involved with the removal or trimming of trees near energized powerlines and wish to upgrade your safety knowledge.
Recognized by organizations and companies in your profession, this course gives you the safety skills necessary to remove or trim trees near energized powerlines. Delivered one-week in-class and the second week off-site (training mostly outdoors in the field), this course is one of the components you must complete to apply for certification as a Utility Tree Worker or Utility Tree Trimmer in Alberta.
All courses take place at Olds College Campus
Utility Tree Worker and Utility Tree Trimmer Safety Training Certification Course
To become a certified Utility Tree Worker or Utility Tree Trimmer, you must successfully complete this PVMA-sanctioned safety course. In this course, you will be educated regarding best safety practices and hazard awareness while trimming trees and ground cover close to energized utility infrastructure. Please note that you must have pre-approval from the PVMA office to attend this course.
Spring 2024 Courses: Intake 1: April 8-18, 2024
Intake 2: April 15-25, 2024
Intake 1 Applications are being accepted until March 14, 2024.
Intake 2 Applications are being accepted until March 14, 2024.
Utility Tree Worker and Utility Tree Trimmer Recertification
As a certified Utility Tree Worker or Utility Tree Trimmer, you must attend this recertification course every five years. In this two-day, in-class course you will be updated on current electrical safety standards and safety practices important to you on the job.
April 10-11, 2024
April 17-18, 2024
(New) Online Option: Self-Directed 24/7
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 A PROCTOR ASAP TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
March 11-22, 2024
April 8-19, 2024
May 13-24, 2024
Click here for UTW and UTT Recertification Course information
Optional Stump Treatment Pesticide Certificate Tutorial
The Stump Treatment Pesticide Certificate is required for individuals applying herbicides to stumps and is available only to those with a Utility Tree Worker or Utility Tree Trimmer Certificate. The Stump Treatment tutorial and exam are optional and offered on the following dates.