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Do I Need Continuing Education?
Statute and Rule Education
All licensed water well drillers, pump installers, and registered apprentices must complete 1 hour of instruction dedicated to relevant Texas statutes and rules each license cycle.
Water well drillers or pump installers must complete 3 hours of continuing education 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 courses must be completed within the term of the license being renewed. For example, if a license expires on January 1, 2022, the continuing education courses taken to renew that license must have been taken between January 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022.
Courses taken must be from a registered provider. Unapproved courses will not count toward your required hours for license renewal.
You will not receive continuing education credit for attending the same course more than once.
You may search for online courses on the provider search page.
TDLR requires continuing education providers to monitor licensee attendance for all courses, including online courses. If you do not meet the provider's monitoring requirements, no continuing education hours will be given.
Instructors Seeking Credit
Continuing education instructors who are driller or installer licensees may arrange with the provider to get continuing education hours for that portion of the course which the instructor taught. However, if the instructor does not teach the entire course, the instructor must attend the remainder of the course to obtain credit for the whole course. No partial course credit is allowed.
Your Completed Courses
When you complete a continuing education course, your provider will issue you a course completion certificate. No partial course credit is allowed.
You must retain a copy of the certificate of completion for a course for one year after the date of completion. A TDLR inspector may request to see your records as part of an inspection or investigation.
Please note that the reporting of continuing education hours is the responsibility of the continuing education provider. If you do not receive your course completion certificate within 15 days from the end of your course, please check first with your provider. If you continue to have questions, please contact TDLR at 512-463-6599, or send us a message.
Licensees may check their hours at the continuing education courses look up. If the hours have not been reported, you should contact the provider first to ensure that the hours are reported. If the reporting issue is not resolved, you have the option of filing a complaint against the provider.
For a late renewal, the continuing education hours must have been completed within the one year period immediately prior to the date of renewal.
Help and Support
If you have questions, please contact the Education and Examination division.
You may also contact our customer service division by phone at (800) 803-9202 [in state only], or (512) 463-6599.