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Training at ARKUPS

The Damage Prevention Specialist, or DPS, is the backbone of ARKUPS, and the DPS’ continuous training and development is key to ARKUPS success. ARKUPS provides the best-in-class training system and resources to meet the training and development needs of its employees.

ARKUPS training is comprehensive, covering the most crucial underground facilities. This includes Gas, Water, Sewer, Electric, Phone, Fiber, and more, with a unified focus on Damage and Injury prevention.

  • Mentorship
    • All newly hired DPS participate in a mentor program with a seasoned DPS to experience the day-to-day life of a locator at ARKUPS.
  • Phase 1: Class Time
    • Every DPS will complete a 120 hour in-class training program designed to develop the most qualified, knowledgeable, and highly skilled utility locators anywhere.
  • Phase 2: In Field Training
    • Building upon the skills they learned in Phase 1 and observed during their mentorship, Phase 2 Field Training challenges the new DPS to use those skills, along with the latest technology and field techniques to continue our efforts to ensure damage prevention.
  • Certification Process
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  • Qualified DPS
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  • Continued Education
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Billie Carter
Training Manager