A course for locate administrators

Online and Interactive

PLAC is a fully interactive online course, designed to create expert Locate Administrators.

The course provides an in-depth understanding of the steps necessary to effectively manage locates within the Province of Ontario. Learn to plan projects, make accurate locate requests, stay within the regulations, utilize tools, avoid issues, troubleshoot and so much more.

Professional Locate Administrator Course

Price:  $95.99  Price includes HST.    
($84.95  + HST of $11.04 = $95.99)

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PLAC is hosted on the Coursettra LMS.


Who should take this course?

If you work for a company that excavates, and your job involves requesting and/or organizing locates, this course is for you.

Whether you are taking this course as a refresher or are brand new to the industry, when finished, you will be the go-to-person within an organization to answer questions related to locates.

How long does the course take?

The estimated learning time is 6 hours. Learn on your own time, at your own pace.

Where is the course offered?

PLAC is a self-guided online course available 24/7.  The course is run on the Coursettra learning management software.

Is there a Certificate?

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing. The certificate is valid for 2 years from the course completion date.



There are nine interactive modules covering various topics, including:

  • Hazard identification
  • Damage Prevention
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Project Planning
  • Types of Locates Requests and when to use them
  • Using portal tools
  • Dig Types and Dig Details
  • Locate Packages
  • Troubleshooting (Late Locates, Fixing incorrect tickets, cancelling a locate, locate renegotiation)
  • And so much more …

Want to know more?

Download the PLAC Syllabus