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MUCA's Safety, Education and Certification Offerings

Our training classes are designed for the underground utility contractor and their employees.

The 2016 Training Schedule will be released in October.

At MUCA, we believe training is a great investment. Training saves lives, time and money. A safe work site is a productive work site. Business training classes will help give your business the added advantage in today's market.

It is our hope that you will find these classes useful in meeting your training needs for the 2015-16 construction season. Each of these classes will give your employees the training they need to stay current with industry safety and training developments.

NEW for 2016!~ On-line MUCA Pipelayer Certification

MUCA, in concert with the Dept. of Labor and our Education and Workforce Development team, is in the process of developing on-line Pipelayer Certification training. This will save contractors time and money in obtaining or renewing their Pipelayer Certification. Requirement: All Pipelayer Certification Cards issued by MUCA must have an expiration date. All MUCA certified pipelayers are now required to take a refresher course every three years.

Download the Pipelayer Certification Requirement PDF.

MUCA Erosion Control Site Management Certification

MUCA has partnered with WSB University to offer the highest quality Erosion Control Site Management Certification on the market. This one day course is designed for those who supervise, run, or direct construction site operations. This course covers MPCA construction stormwater permit requirements, the NPDES Construction Stormwater Permit process, MnDOT specifications, developing a SWPPP, and best management practices to reduce or control erosion and sedimentation. Other topics include site stabilization, perimeter control, and proper installation of best management practices. Also covered will be implementation of the erosion and sediment control plan, requirements of various regulatory agencies, and consequences of permit violations.

Register for MUCA's Erosion Control Site Management Certification Course by clicking on your preferred date above.

Excavation Safety Guide

Brought to you by Infrastructure Resources, the Excavation Safety Guide features current practices & technological insights from industry leaders and can be used as a year-long resource for your business and safety needs. The Guide includes helpful information on Before You Dig, Digging Safely, Locating and Marking and a Resources Directory. To order hard copies, contact Infrastructure Resources at (866) 279.7755 or visit them on-line at

Independent Contractor Exemption Certification Requirement Information

A law enacted in 2012 replaces the Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate (ICEC) program with a simplified two-year pilot project for registration of construction contractors. If you already have an ICEC, you will need to register through the registration pilot program when your ICEC expiration date comes up since existing ICECs cannot be renewed. 

Click this link to view information from the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry and to register: Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate

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