What we do. How we do it. And why.

We focus our training on two main areas:

1) Providing a solid foundation for a student to continue structuring his or her advancement toward a “journeyman” classification.

2) Aiding employers in the selection of future employees.

A student finishing the GPLA course of study will be a sound investment for any employer looking to add to their workforce.

Our experienced staff teaches the topics most critical to the employers we hope to serve:

  • Climbing wood poles and pole top rescue
  • Basic Rigging as it applies to our work
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • General safety practices of our industry
  • CPR/ First Aid
  • OSHA
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Grounding for personal protection
  • Power line Construction, IOU & REC standards
  • Digger Derrick Training
  • Proper Cover-up methods (Rubber Glove & Hot Stick)

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $8500

Personal Tools and Protective Equipment: $1650

Enrollment Fee: $100

Total: $10,250

Learn more about our cancelation, termination, and refund policies



Housing is available during our training sessions. Students can stay at condos at Blue Knob Ski Resort at a discounted rate of $145/week*, and can room in 2-bedroom condos with another student, or alone in a studio apartment. To learn more, please visit Blue Knob’s website or call them at 814-239-1018. The condos are within walking distance of our school.

* Rates subject to change.



GPLA does not include or provide meals as part of the training package. However, those staying at the condos at Blue Knob will have access to kitchenettes, and Blue Knob does have a restaurant open all year. Students will be provided ample time for meals during the training days.

Course Listing

GPLA100 Rigging

GPLA101 Electrical Pole Climbing

GPLA102 Mechanical Lifting

GPLA103 Line Related Tools

GPLA104 Wire and cable

GPLA105 Pole Line Hardware

GPLA106 Anchors & Guy Wires

GPLA107 Secondary and Customer Hookup

GPLA108 Primary System Materials

GPLA109 Personal Protection

GPLA110 General Electrical Information

Check out our “Contact” page for the school’s location and directions

You know what you need to do,

so do it.

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