Class Detail - 24 Hour - PACP/MACP/LACP

Hours: 24 hours
Cost: $1075

Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (1-hour Lunch Break)


Instructor: Rod Thornhill, PE, President, White Rock Consultants


Pipeline Assessment Certification Program


This class includes the PACP (latest Version 7.04), MACP and LACP with the certification exam at the conclusion of each class. It provides PDH credit (Professional Development Hours) and/or CEUs for Professional Engineers. Upon completion of the 3-day course, you will receive the following: 2.5 CEU credits issued by UT Arlington and PACP Certificate of Completion Card issued by NASSCO.


This 3-day training and certification program teaches students to properly identify defects and other conditions in pipelines, laterals and manholes. Using standardized NASSCO codes, the student will also gain knowledge on how to properly rate severity of defects, playing an important role in helping system owners prioritize repairs and manage their assets. There is an end-of-course subject-matter exam, for each program (PACP|LACP|MACP), that must be passed with a minimum score of 85%. This class is also open to those wishing to recertify.


The goal of PACP is to have pipeline system owners create a comprehensive database to properly identify, plan, prioritize, manage and renovate their pipelines based on condition evaluation. An effective collection system inspection program should be continually improving the performance of the operation and maintenance, and reducing the number of sanitary sewer overflows, customer complaints, and service interruptions. Our instructor Rod's approach is "every pipe needs a plan."


Cost includes current NASSCO manual including MACP/LACP manuals


Class Topics:

  • Introduction to NASSCO and PACP/MACP/LACP

  • Sewer Coding System

  • Identifying pipe structural defects (type, clock position, length, distance of displacement, percent cross-sectional reduction)

  • Identifying maintenance-related defects (roots, debris)

  • Construction features (taps, sags, pipe material changes)

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