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.


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January 2022

5 Day Campus Class – Manteno, IL

January 17th @ 8:30 am - January 21st @ 4:30 pm CST
Staking University, 411 S. Evergreen St.
Manteno, IL 60950 United States
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$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

January 31st @ 8:30 am - February 1st @ 4:30 pm CST
Staking University, 411 S. Evergreen St.
Manteno, IL 60950 United States
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$745.00

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

January 31st @ 8:30 am - February 4th @ 4:30 pm CST
Staking University, 411 S. Evergreen St.
Manteno, IL 60950 United States
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$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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February 2022

2 Day LCS – Orlando, FL

February 7th @ 8:30 am - February 8th @ 4:30 pm CST
University of Central Florida, 3504 Perseus Loop
Orlando, FL 32816 United States
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$745.00

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 – Manatee County, FL

February 10th @ 8:30 am - February 11th @ 4:30 pm CST
Manatee County, 4520 66th ST W
Bradenton, FL 34210 United States
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$745.00

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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