Underground School

The Louisiana Electric Cooperative Superintendent and Foreman’s School provides a cooperative line worker apprentice with information and training specific to the installation and maintenance for both high and low voltage underground electrical systems. A cooperative apprentice will receive instruction on various underground distribution systems, types of high and low voltage cables, as well as the insulations used in underground distribution.  Additionally, each student will have the opportunity to be personally trained on cable installation procedures and proper cable preparation techniques for splicing and terminating a high voltage distribution cable. Participants will also receive guidance on the correct techniques required for troubleshooting, isolating, testing, and grounding of underground cable sections.


  • Overview of Underground Electrical Systems
  • Underground System Designs
  • Underground System Components
  • Underground Power Cables
  • Safe Operation of URD Systems
  • Troubleshooting
  • Hands-on Cable preparation and Termination
  • Proper Grounding Techniques

Re-Closer and Regulator School has been cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Tuesday, March 24th

1:00 p.m.            Registration

1:15- 2:15           Fault Indicators (GHMR Company)

2:30 – 3:30         URD Safety Trenching Program (ALEC)

Trenching & Cable Pulling DEMO and Instruction

3:30 – 4:40         Underground distribution Rules and Symbol

Cable Marking and Tagging Safety Rules (BECi & SLECA)

Wednesday, March 25th

8:00-11:30         Field Work Cable Prep. Primary and Secondary

11:30-1:00         Lunch Break (LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED)

1:00-4:30           Field Work Continue

Thursday, March 26th

8:00 –9:00          URD Inspection and Maintenance / Switchgear

9:00- 9:15           Break

9:15-10:30         Cable Locate (VON Company) – Primary                          1

0:30-11:30         Secondary Fault locating (Green Equipment)

12:00                 Certificate Presentation and Dismissal

2020 Course Information

Date:                  March 24-26, 2020

Time:                  1:00   p.m.  Tuesday 24th   (Starting time)

12:00 noon Thursday 26th (Ending time)

Location:             DEMCO Training Center: 16262 Wax Rd., Green Well Springs, La.  70739

Registration:        Fee $30.00 per person

Make check payable to: Louisiana Superintendent and Foreman’s Association

Equipment to bring: Hardhat, Hand Tools, Skinning Tools, Eye protection, Rubber Boots, High Voltage Rubber Gloves

The form to register is not available since the 2020 class has been cancelled.