Rubber Glove Certification

Five-day course designed to provide competency-based certification training to high-level apprentices, journey-level lineworker, and/or those power delivery employees that are eligible to be trained in rubber glove work methods (example: some states have Qualified Electrical Worker requirements). Successful participants earn 4.0 CEUs. 20% classroom lecture and open discussions. 80% hands-on competencies, with a written Certification Exam. Ratios are 4 trainees:1 training specialist.

This course can be delivered at your facility or any NLC campus. Content covers the following:

  • Safety regulations and applicable ANSI, ASTM standards and OSHA regulations
  • Industry best practices for rubber gloving
  • Insulate, isolate and second point of contact
  • Field testing and inspecting of rubber goods and related equipment
  • Care and storage of rubber goods and equipment
  • Types of rubber goods (Type I and Type II)
  • Minimum Approach Distance (MAD)
  • Conductor weight calculations


This course is best suited for journey level lineworkers and above who are (or will be) conducting work that requires the use of rubber goods.


  • Four trainees maximum
  • Two bucket trucks (when conducted at customer facility)


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE must be in compliance with ANSI, ASTM standards and OSHA regulations

  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses
  • Harnesses
  • Rubber gloves and sleeves

Instructor-Led Program

The 4-year Lineman Apprenticeship Program and the (4) Utility Training Services (UTS) courses each have on-campus requirements to complete. Apprentices attend training sessions that are delivered two weeks per year at an NLC campus while the UTS courses are held at set dates on various campuses throughout the year. Attendees will receive classroom, lab, and field instruction from our highly qualified and dedicated staff of training specialists who are committed to providing a positive and challenging educational environment.

Distance Learning

The distance-learning training is offered to electric utility and construction companies for employment certification. This method is most commonly used as part the curriculum component of training leading to eventual certification, and are ideal for adoption or endorsement by utility company associations and statewide organizations. The overall objective of these programs is to certify industry professionals in the areas of construction, maintenance, and operation of power delivery systems, utilizing a distance-learning format that exceeds the standards of the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.