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Climbing School

  • Week 1
    September 9, 2019 - September 13, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Mon. 11-4:30 Tues-Thurs 8-4:30 Fri. 8 - Noon
  • Week 2
    September 16, 2019 - September 20, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Mon. TBA - 4:30 Tues-Thur. 8-4:30 Fri. 8-Noon

Climbing Participant Information Sheet


Climbing School

September 9-20, 2019

 Lincoln Land Community College

AIEC Hot Line School Grounds

 Registration deadline is August 30


Class registration will begin at 11 a.m. on the first Monday at Lincoln Land Community College, Workforce Careers Center, Room 2105. Daily class hours for Tuesday – Thursday are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; on Fridays class will begin at 8:00 a.m. and adjourn at Noon.


Students will receive “hands-on” training to include:

  • the proper technique of climbing poles up to 60 feet

  • proper use and care of fall arrest systems

  • proper use of fall arrest i.e., secondary safety while transitioning on pole

  • becoming familiar with  “hot line” tools

  • practicing pole top rescue and be able to complete it in less than 4 minutes

  • testing to include a 65 ft. pole climb, 45 ft. H-structure pole climb and a 55 ft. transition pole climb

  • pulling and setting of poles

  • basic “on the pole” rigging using knots

  • handline use and care

  • framing of pole using spec book


This school is accredited through Lincoln Land Community College. The course may be applied toward: Electrical Distribution Certificate of Personal Development, Associate in General Education or Associate in Applied Science degrees. It is also recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. At the time of registration, a Participant Information Sheet will be available.

For pricing information contact Mary Zitek at 217-241-7934.


AIEC Housing Block:
Baymont Inn & Suites
5871 S. Sixth Street Road -n Springfield, IL  62703
(217) 529-6655      $67.49 + tax   Cutoff:  9-2-19
* Cancellations made prior to the registration deadline will be not be charged. Cancellations made after the registration deadline, but within 48 hours of the school will be charged at 50%. Cancellations thereafter/no shows will be charged the full school amount. Substitutions are allowed.







Venue Phone: (217) 786-2200

5250 Shepherd Road
United States