Lineworker Academy

The Lineworker Academy at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is a VA Education Benefit eligible (see Note below) course designed to provide to participants a comprehensive training experience using the best work methods, equipment, tools, and standards.

This 15-week Academy offers classroom and hands-on field training with a real-world approach delivered through high-quality curriculum, experienced instructors, and specialized equipment and facilities. For example, during your Academy training, you will experience two “Night School” training evenings to expose you to what it is like to work on a utility pole at night. Upon completion of the Academy, participants will be qualified in equipment operation and pole climbing.

They will also receive their Basic First Aid and CPR Certification, their OSHA 10-Hour ET&D Construction Card, and will be given the opportunity to enter the job market prepared with the knowledge, skills, and abilities prospective employers within the electric power industry require.

Funding Options

Texas CDL

In addition, participants of this course will have the opportunity to pursue a Texas Commercial Driver License (CDL). To obtain this license, participants must apply through the Texas Department of Public Safety and meet the following requirements:

Related Resources

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TEEX Participant Handbook

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Lineworker AcademyEPP700Lineworker Academy
The Lineworker Academy at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is designed to provide to participants a comprehensive training experience using the best work methods, equipment, tools, and standards. The Academy offers classroom and hands-on field training with a real-world approach delivered through high-quality curriculum, experienced instructors, and specialized equipment and facilities. Upon completion of the Academy, participants will be qualified in equipment operation and pole climbing. In addition, they will receive their Basic First Aid and CPR Certification, their OSHA 10-Hour ET&D Construction Card, and will be given the opportunity to enter the job market prepared with the knowledge, skills, and abilities prospective employers within the electric power industry require. Texas CDLIn addition, participants of this course will have the opportunity to pursue a Texas Commercial Driver License (CDL). To obtain this license, participants must apply through the Texas Department of Public Safety and meet the following requirements: Complete a CDL application. Meet the general requirements for eligibility (page iii of the Texas Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Handbook). Complete a written and skills test at participating Department of Motor Vehicle offices. Show less
The Lineworker Academy at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is designed to provide to participants a comprehensive training experience using the best work methods, equipment, tools, and standards. The Academy offers classroom and hands-on field training with a real-world…
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