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New Continuing Education Requirements Delayed

The one-year Water Well Driller and Pump Installer licenses will switch to a two-year license starting on March 1, 2025. Starting on March 1, 2025, licensees will be required to complete 8 hours of continuing education – including 1 hour of instruction covering the Water Well Driller/Pump Installer statutes and rules – during that two-year… Read More about New Continuing Education Requirements Delayed

Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 76, §§76.22, 76.24, 76.25, 76.27, 76.70, and 76.80, regarding the Water Well Drillers and Pump Installers program. The adopted rules implement HB 3744, 88th Legislature, Regular Session (2023), which establishes that a license issued under Sections 1901.155… Read More about Commission Adopts Rules

Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 76, Water Well Drillers and Water Well Pump Installers. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until November… Read More about Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

Texas Water Development Board Requests Data on Aquifer or Well Tests

Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has contracted to develop a statewide database of aquifer/well test data. This new database will be a centralized source of information about important aquifer properties throughout the State. When completed, it will be made available to stakeholders. If you have access to scanned documents or digitized data, listing data and… Read More about Texas Water Development Board Requests Data on Aquifer or Well Tests

Continuing Education for Water Well Drillers and Pump Installers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TDLR is providing a clarification regarding the use of virtual instruction for continuing education of Water Well Driller and Pump Installer licensees. Continuing education providers are allowed to use a virtual delivery method to provide any approved continuing education course. After TDLR approves the initial course submission, no additional… Read More about Continuing Education for Water Well Drillers and Pump Installers

COVID-19: Continuing Education Waived

TDLR continuing education requirements are waived for all individual licenses expiring in March, April, and May 2020. Licensees still need to submit their renewal applications, pay the required fees, and TDLR will check their criminal histories, but they will not need to complete any TDLR-required continuing education this licensing cycle. (§51.405, Occupations Code) Note: TDLR… Read More about COVID-19: Continuing Education Waived