Requirements - Virginia811


  • The Virginia 811 Web Ticket Entry (WTE) application is intended for professional excavators. By using the system at this level, callers become very familiar with the notification requirements. In addition, the effort required on the part of Virginia 811 to set up accounts, maintain them with current information, audit the tickets entered and enforce ticket entry policies only becomes efficient for users with large ticket volumes.
  • The Virginia 811 Academy offers training modules that walk you through the process of filling out a notice of excavation step-by-step. Simply choose one of three training methods that best matches your learning style: 1.) Self-paced online videos with modules. 2.) Self-guided courses designed for those learners who prefer reading and following written instruction. 3.) Virtual, instructor-led courses with a qualified trainer. Get started entering your own line tickets here: Academy
  • All WTE users must sign a Web Ticket Entry Agreement prior to receiving  account information for accessing the system. By signing the Agreement, WTE users agree to be legally responsible for all data submitted on the Web Ticket, including the accuracy of the information provided about the location of the proposed work and the completeness of the list of utilities to be notified.  Additionally, WTE users agree to follow our rules of use, and acknowledge that their account can be discontinued at any time.  WTE users who attend a live training session will complete this form during the training. WTE users who attend a teleconference training will received instructions for completing the form. 
  • One Person – One Account – Each individual person will be allowed only one Web Ticket Entry Account. The Caller or Web User’s employer name is what is collected on Virginia 811 Tickets – not the excavator company name. Virginia Law does require that the Caller or Web User be employed by the company actually doing the excavation work. Alternately, the caller’s employer should be “directly supervising” the excavation work on the jobsite. In either case, the Virginia 811 center is required to collect information on the Caller or Web User. In other words, “Who requested the ticket?”
  • Use of Company # field – For companies with multiple offices and phone numbers, all employees should use the same Company # for all tickets – called in or web entered. Our software is designed to link tickets by Company #. You will have access to Update, Remark or request revision tickets only on tickets that contain the same Company # as your account. Think of the Company # field as a way of listing all individuals who can use your tickets.
  • Web Ticket Entry Accounts will automatically expire once a year. The user will need to call the Virginia 811 Help Desk, verify their contact and company information and their account will be reset for another year. This is intended to allow us to verify the information provided on tickets and to clear out unused accounts.
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