Water Well Driller or Pump Installer licensees must complete four (4) hours of continuing education in courses approved by the department. The continuing education hours must include the following:
- One (1) hour of instruction dedicated to the Water Well Driller/Pump Installer statutes and rules;
- Three (3) hours in topics directly related the water well industry, including but not limited to
- well and water well pump standards
- geologic characteristics of the state
- state groundwater laws and related regulations
- well construction and pump installation practices and technique
- health and safety
- environmental protection
- technological advances or
- business management
Continuing education must be completed within the term of the license being renewed. For example, if a license expires on January 15, 2014, the continuing education hours to renew that license must have been taken between January 15, 2013 and January 15, 2014.
For a late renewal, the continuing education hours must have been completed within the one year period immediately prior to the date of renewal.
Licensees may not receive continuing education credit for attending the same course more than once. Further, licensees must retain a copy of the certificate of completion for a course for one year after the date of completion. In conducting any inspection or investigation of the licensee, the department may examine the licensee’s record to determine compliance.
Please note that the reporting of continuing education hours is the responsibility of the continuing education provider. Licensees may check their hours from the program's CE link "Check the CE course you have completed." If the hours have not been reported, the licensee should contact the provider first to ensure that the hours are reported. If the reporting issue is not resolved, they have the option of filing a complaint