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Career Development Programs

The Career Development Programs (CDP's) are voluntary training programs available to ElectriCities’ members and approved by the North Carolina Department of Labor. They exceed the training mandates as outlined in the Federal Register 1910.269 Subpart R and 1926.95 Subpart V of the OSHA regulations guide.

The programs provide a way for municipal power line workers to increase their skills and knowledge. If properly administered, a technician’s work performance will become proficient regardless of his experience level. Each employee is required to be trained and proficient at his assigned task.

Powerline workers enrolled in the programs will learn to install, repair and maintain electric systems. They will gain an understanding of electricity and, in the more advanced levels, gain supervisory experience and knowledge of complex electric operations.

Career Development Programs

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  • Lineman Career Development Program

  • Meter Technician Career Development Program

  • Substation Career Development Program

  • Underground Career Development Program

ElectriCities maintains resource guides for each of these areas that provide procedures that must be followed in order to complete the CDP. The guides include four recommended levels of training, registration procedures, how to order program materials, recording procedures, an index of modules, and examination procedures.

The registration fee for each level of the Career Development Programs is $397 for Members and $647.50 Associate Members. Contact Jill LaBorde, Safety & Training Technician, at 919-760-6301 or for enrollment information.  Contact David Young at 919-760-6336 or for any questions you may have concerning the programs.