EPP700 – 480.00 Hours


Dates Location Class Price
Details 06/13/22 – 09/22/22 Bryan, TX IS EPP700 15 $13500.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or itsi@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The Lineworker Academy at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is designed to provide to students a comprehensive training experience utilizing the best work methods, equipment, tools, and standards. The Academy offers classroom and hands-on field training with a real-world approach delivered by high-quality curriculum, experienced instructors, and specialized equipment and facilities. Upon completion of the Academy, students will be qualified in equipment operation and pole climbing. They will receive their Basic First Aid and CPR Certification, their OSHA 10-Hour ET&D Construction Card, and be eligible to apply for their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Students will also be given the opportunity to enter the job market prepared with the knowledge, skills, and abilities prospective employers within the electric power industry require. 


To enroll in the Lineworker Academy, participants must meet the
following requirements:

  • Have completed high school or GED certification
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver’s license
    with eligibility to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL)

Applicants to the program must also meet the following
physical requirements:

  • Able to climb a wooden pole
  • Lift 80 pounds of weight
  • Work in an elevated bucket with a weight limit of 300 lbs

To apply for this course, applicants must provide the
following documents:

  • $75 non-refundable application processing fee
  • Copy of a high school diploma or GED completion
  • Completed Lineworker Academy Registration Packet. Important: This Registration Packet must be received by TEEX Customer Care Center no later than Two Weeks after you register (Must download and open in Adobe Reader to complete and sign agreement). This packet contains the following: (1) Participant Enrollment Agreement Form, (2) Official Medical Release Form (must be signed by a physician), (3) Supply Checklist (that includes your shirt size and belt), and (4) Proof of Meningitis Immunization (must be signed by a health practitioner).

Course Completion Requirements

Students Must Provide

  • Climbing boots
  • Spiral notebook with perforated edges for easy tear out
  • Pens, highlighters, and pencils
  • Backpack or bag to carry supplies
  • Scientific calculator
  • Laptop computer


NOTE: Participants may bring their own personal climbing
equipment and hand tools, but it must be approved by TEEX staff. TEEX will
issue equipment to participants that do not have personal climbing equipment
and hand tools to be sued during the course.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.


  • Introduction to the Power Industry
  • Wood Pole Climbing Techniques
  • Electric Power Principles
  • Rigging
  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Bucket and Digger Truck Operations
  • Equipment Transport and Flagging
  • Overhead Line Construction
  • Transformer Operations
  • Overhead Equipment Installation
  • Underground Electrical Distribution Systems and Installation
  • Deenergizing Electrical Systems
  • Deenergized Overhead System Maintenance
  • Energized Overhead System Maintenance
  • DOT CDL Course
  • 10-Hour Outreach Training for the Construction ET&D Industry
  • Electrical Worker Safe Work Practices
  • Removal and Storage of Materials and Hardware
  • Resume Writing
  • Job Interviewing
  • Medic First Aid

Suggested Audience

This program is for participants who intend to begin a career in the electric utility industry.

Other Information

Course Disclaimers

The Lineman Academy will issue each student a set of climbing equipment and hand tools. Four long-sleeved shirts will be issued to each student that they may keep once the Academy has concluded. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure all issued equipment is maintained in a safe manner by inspecting each piece prior to daily use, as well as performing periodic inspections and routine maintenance throughout the duration of the Academy. All issued equipment is to be returned to TEEX once the Academy has concluded prior to graduation. Although participants may bring their own climbing equipment and hand tools for use during the Academy, TEEX Lineman Academy Instructors are required to determine if the equipment is adequate and safe prior to use during field exercises. All personal climbing equipment and hand tools must be marked with the student’s name. The Academy is not responsible for any loss of personal climbing equipment, hand tools, or other personal classroom supplies.

Government Programs

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: (979) 458-9188 | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: itsi@teex.tamu.edu

This venture was a huge success due to the high quality of service your group provided. I hope to contract with TEEX again in the future as our training needs require.

— Douglas McLemore, client, B&W Pantex
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