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Climbing School

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  • March 15, 2021 - March 19, 2021
    12:30 pm - 12:00 pm
    - Mon. 11-4:30 Tues-Thurs 8-4:30 Fri. 8 - Noon
  • March 22, 2021 - March 26, 2021
    12:30 pm - 12:00 pm
    - Mon. TBA - 4:30 Tues-Thur. 8-4:30 Fri. 8-Noon

Climbing School

Week 1:  March 15-19, 2021

Week 2:  March 22-26, 2021

 Registration deadline is March 1

This course is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training; and is part of the AIEC “Illinois Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program”.  This course is recommended for first year IREAP apprentices.

Hands-on Training will Include

  • Proper technique of climbing poles up to 60 feet
  • Testing to include a 65 ft. pole climb, 45 ft. H-structure pole climb and 55 ft. transition pole climb
  • Proper use and care of fall arrest systems
  • Proper use of fall arrest i.e., secondary safety while transitioning on pole
  • Becoming familiar “hot line” tools
  • Practicing pole top rescue and be able to complete it in less than 4 minutes
  • Basic “on the pole” rigging using knots
  • Handline use and care


Please use the AIEC hotel rate sheet to make reservations at the hotel of your liking.  It includes several hotels nearby that offer AIEC special rates.  View AIEC Hotel Rates

Cancellation Policy

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.

Questions/Additional Information

Ambyr Crawford



Venue Phone: (217) 786-2200

5250 Shepherd Road
United States