Training Classes

GUCA offers safety, educational and regulatory training courses throughout the state which includes: NPDES, Damage Prevention, Competent Person Excavation, Competent Person Confined Space Entry, Utility Manager License Exam Review, ATSSA Flagging Program and much more.


Our training is open to anyone who needs to meet safety and regulatory requirements in the construction industry.


We provide discounts to members of the association. If you need company-wide training, we can come to you. You may find it more economical to join GUCA to receive the discounted class rates. Click here for information regarding GUCA membership.

COVID AND SAFETY/EDUCATION CLASS UPDATE: Please note GUCA practices the following COVID Guidelines.

  • GUCA provides a safe, clean, and sanitized environment by wiping down classroom tables, chairs, door handles, etc. with virus killing cleaning agents.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available for student’s use while in the classroom. 

  • Temperature checks will be administered prior to entering the classroom. 

  • GUCA reserves the right to turn anyone away with a fever of over 98.6 degrees. This will be considered a no-show. 

  • Face Masks are highly recommended. Masks may be required due to an increase in COVID cases.

  • GUCA reserves the right to reduce class size to create a safe social distancing environment (first paid registered first attending). 

  • GUCA may also reserve the right to increase class size, which may result in a mandatory face mask requirement. 

  • Students registered for a class who have been exposed to COVID; running a fever; or have any symptoms of COVID-19 or any illness are asked not to attend class. 

  • Upon 24-hour written notification by the company prior to the day of class, the student who has been exposed to or has COVID will be transferred to the next scheduled class at the same location only.

  • A notification or no-show on day of class with an excuse of COVID is not acceptable for a refund or transfer to another class. 

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Qualified Rigger Basic Level 1A

INTRODUCING A NEW 4 hour hands on and classroom basic rigging training course that will provide participants with a basic level of knowledge of rigging gear inspection procedures, proper rigging operations including simple and compound block and tackle rigging techniques.


Competent Person Excavation (CPE)

This 8 hour course is certified by the Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board and meets part of the 12 hour requirement for the Utility Manager License and Utility Foreman Certification. OSHA requires that you have a competent person on site while workers are present and the excavation is open.  


Competent Person Excavation Refresher (CPER)

This 4 hour course meets the Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board requirements of approved safety training for Utility Managers who need to renew their certification. This course is designed to reinforce the competent person’s knowledge of excavation and trench safety.


Competent Person OSHA Silica Standard

This 4 hour course provides a comprehensive review of OSHA’s new silica standard and training on the health effects of silica exposure and practical steps companies can take to protect workers from the hazards of silica exposure.


Competent Person Confined Space Entry (CSE)

This 7 hour course is certified by the Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board and meets 7 of the 12 hour requirement for the Utility Manager License and the Utility Foreman Certification. This course is designed to train owners, project managers, foremen, and safety personnel on the hazards associated with confined space entry. It covers the techniques, methods, and equipment used to ensure a safe entry. OSHA requires a competent person on site when employees enter a confined space.


National Safety Council CPR/First Aid/AED 

This 6 hour hands on course will cover the following topics: Recognize a medical emergency; handle breathing and cardiac emergencies; act appropriately and effectively and sustain life until professional help arrives, prevent disease transmission and identify and care for bleeding, sudden illness and injuries. OSHA requires someone on site that is certified in CPR/First Aid/Automated External Defibrillator procedures unless a clinic or hospital is within 4 minutes of the job site.


PSC Approved Damage Prevention to Mitigate a Fine 

This 4 hour course provides an overview of the contractor's responsibilities regarding the Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) including how to file a PSC Complaint and respond to a PSC Notice of Probable Violation.


Worksite Utility Coordination Supervisor (WUCS) 

This 4 hour course provides an overview of the contractor's responsibilities regarding the Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) and what is required to comply with the GDOT utility locate contract requirements. An emphasis is placed on the Large Project Ticket Procedures.


ATSSA Flagging 

This 4 hour nationally recognized flagging training course is accepted by the Georgia Department of Transportation and covers the uniform flagging procedures established by the Georgia Department of Transportation for utility and highway construction.


ISEE Blasting Level One Certification 

This 8 hour level one training course is approved by the Insurance Commissioner's Office for certifying contractors who perform their own blasting.


Utility Manager Licensing Exam Review 

This 4 hour course will help you prepare for the Utility Manager Licensing Exam.  This course covers topics relevant to the Construction Industry Licensing Board Utility Manager Licensing Exam, including a mock exam.


NPDES 1A Course & Exam 

This 8 hour State certified NPDES Level 1A (Blue Card) Course is for Contractors, Builders, Site Superintendents, Grading and Utility Contractors, Developers, and Monitoring Consultants involved with land disturbing activities over one acre. This course will give an overview of the NPDES permits issued by Georgia Environmental Protection Division.


NPDES 1A Re-certification 

This 4 hour State certified recertification course is for individuals involved in land disturbing activities over one acre. This course is required to re-certify your NPDES Level 1A (Blue Card) which expires every three years.


NPDES 1B Course & Exam

This two-day State certified NPDES Level 1B (Red Card) Course is for Regulatory Enforcement Inspectors and individuals contracted to perform regulatory work. This course covers the role of the Inspector to help ensure job site compliance and what types of enforcement action will be taken against those who fail to comply with the NPDES Permits, erosion and sediment control in Georgia.


NPDES 1B Re-certification 

This 4 hour State certified recertification course is required to re-certify your NPDES Level 1B (Red Card) which expires every three years for individuals involved in performing regulatory work to ensure job site compliance with the NPDES permits, erosion and sediment control in Georgia.


OSHA 10 Hour Construction Basic Safety 

This 10 hour basic safety construction course is authorized by the USDOL and covers electrical safety, excavation and trenching safety, fall protection, fire prevention and protection, hand and power tool safety, hazard communication, heavy equipment safety, personal protective equipment, recordkeeping, and OSHA’s focused inspection initiative.


PEC SafeLandUSA / OffShore 

This 8 hour safety awareness course is designed to give each student a general idea of life and safety issues in the oil and gas industry, upstream, downstream, onshore or offshore to provide a basic understanding at an awareness level of certain general safety information that an employee should know before entering a company facility and while performing their assigned work duties.


Locating & Marking Underground Pipeline Facilities 

This 8 hour course will discuss basic theory of locating through Conductive and Inductive methods with hands on training needed to ensure that each participant leaves with the knowledge to apply this practice in the field.


Temporary Utility Work Zone Traffic Control 

This 8 hour course provides the participant with the necessary training to design, select, place, and maintain traffic control signs and devices used for temporary traffic control work zones as outlined in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and other established GDOT standards.

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If you prefer to pay and register by mail, please follow the link below to request a pay/register by mail form. 

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