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Electrical Lineworker Apprentice Certification

Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Georgia Power are excited to announce a program where students can earn the Electrical Lineworker Apprentice Certification (ELAC). Classes will begin in August 2022 at the Polk County Campus in Rockmart. We are taking applications and encourage anyone interested in enrolling to review the program highlights, essential functions, and eligibility requirements and to apply. If you have any questions about the program, please email Economic Development.

You're invited to learn more about this program at one of our information sessions:

  • March 31 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM at GNTC Polk County Campus
  • April 28 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM at GNTC Polk County Campus (includes pole climbing)

Register for the Electrical Lineworker Certification

Highlights & Essential Functions:

  • 10-week program
  • Training takes place Mondays – Thursdays from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Training takes place at GNTC's Polk County Campus in Rockmart, Georgia (466 Brock Road)
  • Participants learn Lineworker organizational principles, workplace skills, and lineworker automation and occupational skills
  • Upon successful completion of the program, participants will earn an Electrical Lineworker Apprentice Certification and a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the start of training
  • Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Applicants must be able to read, write and speak English (the program is taught and delivered entirely in English)
  • Applicants must be drug-free
  • Applicants must climb and work suspended above ground up to 100 or 200 feet depending on the type of linework
  • Applicants weigh no more than 270 pounds due to OSHA equipment restrictions
  • Applicants must have the physical ability to lift equipment weighing 50-pounds or more
  • Applicants are required to successfully complete a TABE test.
  • Applicant must have the ability to earn a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)