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ITS Qualified Operator Training
*Click on any of the course titles below for outlines and descriptions.

NOTE: The 5-day Qualified Operator [802] course serves as a prerequisite for all courses EXCEPT Substation Access Only [850].
 
Qualified Operator 5-Day [802]
Duration: 5 Days
This course is designed to qualify Integrated Transmission System (ITS) operators. It provides hands-on experience in a distribution substation. The training defines the purpose and operations of a substation and provides an explanation of responsibilities. Both individual safety and substation safety are emphasized throughout the program.
 
Re-Qualified Operator 1-Day [800]
Duration:
1 Day
*Qualified Operator [802] is a prerequisite for this course.
The one day re-qualification course gives the participants an overview of the material previously covered in the Qualified Operator 5-Day course and brings the participants' knowledge and skills up to date concerning a substation. The training defines the purpose and operations of the ITS, and provides an explanation of responsibilities. Both individual safety and substation safety are emphasized throughout the program. Students successfully completing the course will be granted “switching authority” for one year.
 
Re-Qualified Operator 2-Day
Duration:
2 Days
*Qualified Operator [802] is a prerequisite for this course.
The two day re-qualification option allows more time for hands-on activities, reviewing concepts, and practicing techniques. It gives the participants an overview of the material previously covered in the Qualified Operator 5-Day course and brings the participants' knowledge and skills up to date concerning a substation. The training defines the purpose and operations of the ITS, and provides an explanation of responsibilities. Both individual safety and substation safety are emphasized throughout the program. Students successfully completing the course will be granted “switching authority” for one year.
 
On-Site Written Examination [803]
Duration:
1.5 hours
*Qualified Operator [802] is a prerequisite for this course.
This 50-question, multiple-choice, written examination can be taken in place of the 1-Day or Re-qualified Operator 2-Day instructor-led courses. The written examination will be administered by a Georgia Transmission Corporation instructor at a Member Systems' facility, the Electric Cooperative Training Center at Smarr or another approved facility.
 
Substation Access Only [850]
Duration: 1 Day
This course provides a visual, walk-through, general inspection of a distribution substation. A complete check of all systems and equipment in any substation could be extremely time consuming. This course will cover a limited number of checks that a person should perform when visiting a substation for any purpose. The main objective is to enable the participant to safely enter a substation and make a visual check for any abnormal conditions.