Staking University is located in Manteno, IL, 45 miles south of Chicago. With over 60 locating instruments from all top manufacturers ready for student use, Staking U conducts 5-day classes and 2-day Locator Certification Seminars (LCS) year-round at its main campus. 
We also have 3-day GPR courses scheduled as well, with multiple brands of equipment available to train on.
Additionally, Staking U conducts approximately twenty-five Locator Certification Seminars hosted by utilities, one-call centers, and municipalities all over the country, from Massachusetts to California and Florida to Minnesota.
Staking University also conducts onsite training at the customer’s location. These classes are primarily outdoor, hand-on training using locating instruments belonging to the customer. At the customer’s choosing, classes range from 1-day to 5-day and can include written or hands-on certification.


Cancellation Policy for Courses

Cancellation up to 2 weeks before the first day of class, 85% refund. Within 2 weeks to 3 days of class, a 50% refund. Within 72 hrs., no refund. At any time, you may choose to reschedule and apply full funds to a future class.


Upcoming Classes

2 Day LCS – Knoxville, TN

West Knox Utility District 2328 Lovell Road, Knoxville, TN

Staking U’s Locator Certification Seminars (LCS) are designed to aid locators in developing: Superior troubleshooting techniques, skills to consistently provide accurate and complete utility location information, a mastery of locating equipment, and skills required to pass Staking U’s locator certification test. The Locator Certification Seminar includes classroom learning and outdoor presentations. An opportunity to take Staking U’s written certification test is available at the end of class.

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2 Day LCS – Manteno, IL

Staking University 411 S. Evergreen St., Manteno, IL

Staking U’s Locator Certification Seminars (LCS) are designed to aid locators in developing: Superior troubleshooting techniques, skills to consistently provide accurate and complete utility location information, a mastery of locating equipment, and skills required to pass Staking U’s locator certification test. The Locator Certification Seminar includes classroom learning and outdoor presentations. An opportunity to take Staking U’s written certification test is available at the end of class.

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5 Day Campus Class – Manteno, IL

Staking University 411 S. Evergreen St., Manteno, IL
Get Tickets $2,325.00

Staking University classes are taught at a live cityscape environment, with both live and abandoned utilities. The setting provides nearly 20 blocks of live utilities for hands-on locating in addition to specially-constructed training scenarios. Staking U’s week-long class is a combination of classroom and practical training outside. About 60-70% of class time is spent outdoors, putting locating theory into practice.

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2 Day LCS – Manteno, IL

Staking University 411 S. Evergreen St., Manteno, IL

Staking U’s Locator Certification Seminars (LCS) are designed to aid locators in developing: Superior troubleshooting techniques, skills to consistently provide accurate and complete utility location information, a mastery of locating equipment, and skills required to pass Staking U’s locator certification test. The Locator Certification Seminar includes classroom learning and outdoor presentations. An opportunity to take Staking U’s written certification test is available at the end of class.

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5 Day Campus Class – Manteno, IL

Staking University 411 S. Evergreen St., Manteno, IL
Get Tickets $2,325.00

Staking University classes are taught at a live cityscape environment, with both live and abandoned utilities. The setting provides nearly 20 blocks of live utilities for hands-on locating in addition to specially-constructed training scenarios. Staking U’s week-long class is a combination of classroom and practical training outside. About 60-70% of class time is spent outdoors, putting locating theory into practice.

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