Dear Valued Partners,
When we launched the Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) Certified Locator program in October 2015, it’s true to say we were unsure of how it would be received by the locating community. We have been both surprised and delighted by the overwhelmingly positive response of our asset owning members, the locating community and the construction industry. We no longer consider our goal of 2000 locator enrollments by 2018 a stretch target. It’s very much achievable. And we have you to thank in large part for this, and so we extend our most heartfelt appreciations for your support and endorsement of the program. We look forward to catching up to hear of the benefits it is bringing to your day-to-day operations, and hopefully, to your bottom line.
When we began the journey of developing the DBYD Certified Locator program some two years ago, we invested both time and money in delivering a complete and comprehensive competency framework and online / face-to-face development service that would set the benchmark for the reliability of location service. At commencement, we set a price that was felt would be fair to all. Unfortunately, given the uptake and the costs involved in now offering the service nationwide, we now find that the costs of delivery are far above what we are currently receiving and regrettably a price increase is unavoidable.
Effective 1st March 2017 the cost of registration for the DBYD Certified Locator program will be $1195 (ex GST), which includes the free online Self-Assessment, the Theory Assessment, and the Practical Assessment which our Assessors offer at a location convenient to both parties. The Practical Assessment Re-sit fee will be $595 (ex GST). All registrations submitted before the 1st March will be honored at the existing price.
With this comes our continued commitment to minimizing asset damage, and to offer a service that enables safe and efficient operations.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter, and we look forward to catching up with you again soon.
DBYD Locator Certification Info Sessions
Watch the recording of the Info Session held in Brisbane on 24th November here.