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On May 22-23, 2017, Gopher State One Call (GSOC) will host a two-day Locator Certification Seminar (LCS) taught by a Staking University (Staking U) instructor. Founded in 1999, Staking U established the first year-round training program to educate and certify locators on locating equipment and best practices.

The LCS will include classroom and outdoor presentations intended to teach Minnesota locators:

  • Superior troubleshooting techniques.
  • Skills to help them consistently provide accurate and complete utility locations.
  • A mastery of locating equipment; and,
  • The competencies required to pass Staking U’s locator certification test.


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Event Details


1110 Centre Point Curve
Mendota Heights, MN 55120


Registration begins at 8:00am

Class runs from 8:30am-4pmCost: 

$645 per person

  1. Click here to register online.
  2. By phone: (815) 468-7814
  3. By fax: (815) 468-7644 Complete the registration form and fax.
  4. By mail. Complete the registration form and mail to:
    411 South Evergreen St.
    Manteo, IL 60950

Damage prevention is a shared responsibility. We all must do our part to keep everyone safe and underground lines in service. If you’re a locator, it’s important to educate yourself on locating best practices and to master your equipment before going out in the eld. As an excavator, it’s important to always contact GSOC 48 hours in advance, excluding weekends and holidays, to have a locator come out to mark your utility lines before you dig!

To learn more about Staking U, click here.


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