Training & Education



High Voltage Safety Act Training
The Georgia Overhead Law (O.C.G.A. § 46-3-30), also known as the High Voltage Safety Act, serves to prevent injury to persons and property and interruptions of utility service resulting from accidental or inadvertent contact with high-voltage electric lines. The Act requires anyone doing work that may come within 10 feet of an overhead high voltage electric line (750 volts and above) to notify Georgia 811 at least 72 hours in advance of such work (excluding weekends and holidays). Take this quick 5-minute training to increase awareness about overhead high-voltage safety procedures.
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Marking Standards Training (Updated 1/11/2024)
* This training is available in Spanish.
The updated Georgia Underground Marking Standards (PSC Rule 515-9-4.14) went into effect on January 11, 2024. Georgia 811 provides free online Marking Standards training that includes these updates. This information is also included as part of the Georgia 811 Damage Prevention Competent Person training. Registration for that training can be found below.
2024 Updates to the Rule include requirements for:

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Georgia 811 Damage Prevention Competent Person Training
* This training is available in Spanish.
Safe digging stakeholders throughout the state are encouraged to take the easily accessible online training to ensure their proficiency of safe digging methods in Georgia. The free training covers seven different educational topics in the following order:

  1. Introduction to Safe Excavation in Georgia
  2. Requesting and Marking
  3. Liability & Damages
  4. Digging Safely
  5. Marking Standards
  6. PRIS Codes
  7. Damage Investigation

Each section takes between five and ten minutes to complete, with the entire training lasting approximately one hour. After each section, there is a brief quiz to assess excavator understanding of the training topics. At the completion of the training, excavators will receive a completion certificate.
To sign up or for questions about Online Damage Prevention Training, contact or call 770-476-6050.

Sign-Up For Online Training

To Access the Online Training:

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      • Select SEND CODE to receive an email confirmation that your account is successfully connected to your email address, or
      • Select CANCEL to bypass this step and go straight into the student portal.
  3. Inside the student portal, select BROWSE at the top of the page to view available courses.
  4. Click on the VIEW button on the course you are interested in taking.
  5. Click on the REGISTER button. (You will then see a pop-up to confirm your registration. Click the REGISTER button.)
  6. Click START NOW if you are ready to begin, or click LATER.
    Note: To access training that you have already registered for, click on MY TRAINING at the top of the page. You will be able to view training that is in progress, along with training you have already completed.

For questions regarding online training, contact or call (770) 476-6050.


Damage Prevention Training for Groups
Georgia 811 Liaison Managers serve the state of Georgia in many capacities. They offer training and education, dispute resolution, networking with industry stakeholders that would include local governments, utility owner/operators, excavators, contract locate companies, industry nonprofit organizations and more. Training and education opportunities are free, so do not hesitate to contact Georgia 811 using the form below.
Training Topics Can Include:

Please use the training form below to request group training.
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Liaison Training Request Form