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Lineman Training Center

Do you want a challenging, rewarding career? A career with security, pride, and great pay? Line Work is the answer to all of these and more! Our instructors are either currently employed or retired from the electrical industry and are eager to get you started in your new career. Somerset Lineman Training Center has one of the most expansive indoor training facilities and comprehensive curriculum in the nation.

Training at the Lineman Training Center will prepare apprentice-level students for employment in the electrical industry. We accomplish this by using training methods that have proven to be effective in preparing individuals to be highly qualified and successful employees.  WIOA funding is available for qualified individuals. Please see your local Career Center for details.


The objective of the Lineman Training Program is to provide an opportunity for students to embark on a meaningful and rewarding career in the electrical line work industry.  This is accomplished with the use of proven training methods by instructors with extensive experience in the utility industry.  Upon completion of the class, our students will have all the necessary training needed to enter the Line Utility Industry.

CDL license is recommended for employment in the Line industry.  Our Lineman Training Program includes CDL training for those who need it.




Approximately every 9 weeks year round.


Students are continuously exposed to the various elements of accident prevention including:

  • Safety Rules
  • Safety Meetings
  • Housekeeping
  • Near-miss and accident review discussions
  • Proper care, use, and storage of tools and equipment
  • Tool and equipment inspections


Students spend approximately 200 hours in the field performing various introductory training activities.  To successfully complete the program, each student must demonstrate that they can perform approximately 80 competencies.  These include:

  • Tool and Equipment Operation
  • Climbing
  • Personal Performance
  • Simulated Emergency Storm Restoration
  • Rigging
  • Underground Distribution
  • T&D Construction, Maintenance, and Operation
  • Digger and Bucket Truck operation


Students spend approximately 80 hours learning various subjects at the introductory level including:

  • Rigging
  • Electrical Systems
  • Basic Electricity
  • Career Planning & Strategies
  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Transformers
  • Material Identification
  • Basic Metering
  • Substations
  • System Operations
  • Live-Line Tools
  • Maps & Standard


  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Climbing
  • Bucket Truck Rescue
  • Class A CDL
  • Pole-Top Rescue
  • Flagging Training
  • OSHA 10

Requirements to enter the Lineman Training Program:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Physical and DOT Drug Screen
  • Must take the TABE 11/12 Test and score at least a 9th grade math and reading level (Can take this at any Adult Education Center)


The career of LINEMAN is restricted, it’s not for the weak minded or the faint of heart, working conditions include rain, cold, hot, dark, high wind and all combinations and extremes of these. Normal work hours apply only when all the lights are on; if someone is out of service your work day is not over. Work stations are at an elevated level, if you like staying on the ground floor this career is not for you. High voltage is most always present yet invisible, and fear is always a factor.

It’s a lineman thing; you wouldn’t understand...YET

To Register

Apply to be Lineman

Download the Lineman application to your computer using Acrobat Reader, complete the blanks, save, then email it as an attachment to You will receive a confirmation that your application was received and be placed on the waiting list (Approximately eight months). For more information about the application process, possible financial assistance with tuition, or questions about the Lineman career, please call 606-451-6697 or 606-451-6699. You may also complete an application on the Lineman Tech Center Facebook page.


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Location & Mailing Address

Lineman Training Center 
347 Coin Road
Somerset, KY 42503
Phone: 606 274-1721
Fax: 606-274-1318


Dean Rhodes
Cell 606.875.1890 
Fax 606.274.1318

Administrative Assistant/Recruiter
Carol Wesley
Cell 606.875.2895 
Fax 606.274.1318