Global Locate Masters offers a variety of qualification methods to ensure every skilled locate technician has the opportunity to compete for the Global Locate Masters title, recognition and prizes. 

Employers are encouraged to nominate employees who exemplify excellence in locating. 

Not all of the world’s most skilled and responsible locators have the opportunity compete in regional or international locating competitions. Employers who feel their locate technician(s) represent the best combination of skill, accuracy consistency, and passion for the job are encouraged to nominate them for consideration.

Employer nomination qualifications are at the discretion of the employer. A short description of the nominated employee(s) and the excellent work they do.

Nominate a locator HERE

Compete in a scheduled regional Global Locate Masters qualifying events or organize your own event!

Internal Companywide Event

Company hosted events offer a special opportunity for employers to let their best and brightest employees compete for the honor of representing their company at the Global Locate Masters. The skills locate technicians use every day in the field can be tested and flexed to the extreme using UTTO’s locate simulators. 

Internal competitions can be a great team building challenge for technicians who often work alone or on small teams. 

Local Qualifying Event

Regional locate competitions makes a spectacular addition to any industry function. Locate technicians are given the opportunity to showcase their skills, and other attendees are given the rare chance to see how locating really works. 

Benefits of Using UTTO’s Virtual Locate Simulator

  • Competition held within event space
  • Multiple technicians can complete at the same time
  • Crowds can gather, adding fun and education to any event
  • Eliminates weather delays or cancellations
  • Eliminates the need to find an appropriate field of play
  • Complies with social distancing guidelines

UTTO simulators are available for purchase or rental. Contact Jeanne at UTTO for more details. 239.313.9350 / jeanne@utto.com

The top 3 placers at an official International Locate Rodeo competition (national or regional) qualify to compete at Global Locate Masters. Keep tabs on upcoming International Locate Rodeo events and opportunities by following along on Facebook.

Questions regarding the qualification process via International Locate Rodeos can be directed to Levi at levi@emailir.com

All interested technicians, conference delegates, and members of the public may compete to qualify onsite at the Global Excavation Safety Conference.

This option gives those who may not have had the opportunity to compete in a qualifying event to pit their skills against competitors. Onsite qualification take place at the Phoenix Convention Center, home of the Global Excavation Safety Conference, Monday, February 28, 2022. 

Stay tuned for additional information on competition registration and qualification by visiting this page and signing up for Global ESC email updates