System Operator Certification Program
Effective Distance-Learning Education
The System Operator Certification Program (SOCP) is a distance-learning program offered to electric utilities for certification of system operators. This program is commonly used as the curriculum component of a training program to certify individuals typically referred to as operators or dispatchers who perform power system operations. The program consists of three modules covering various subjects relevant to understanding safe operation of distribution and subtransmission elements of the power system. This program is ideal for adoption or endorsement by utility companies and statewide organizations.
Each enrollee must be a power company employee. Enrollees earn Northwest Lineman College certification upon completion. The curriculum can also be used to earn U.S. Department of Labor (or equivalent state agency) certification. See the Power Delivery Programs catalog for more information.