Water Well Drillers Continuing Education FAQs

1. When do I need to complete the Water Well Driller continuing education (CE) courses to renew my Water Well Driller or Pump Installer license?

The most common question we get from professional Water Well Drillers is: When do I need to renew my Water Well Driller & Pump Installer license? The answer varies by state, but generally it is every 1-2 years.

See below for a summary of the requirements in a selection of states that we serve. All Star Training is a leading provider of state-approved Water Well Driller continuing education courses online.More information is available on the profession pages for each state listed on our Courses Offered page.

Arkansas Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every year by the anniversary of the license issue date

6 hours of CE

Delaware Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every year by November 30

4 hours of CE

Kansas Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every year by June 30

8 hours of CE

Kentucky Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every year by the anniversary of the license issue date

5 hours of CE

Louisiana Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every year by the anniversary of the license issue date

6 hours of CE

New Jersey Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every 3 years.

10 technical/industry CEPs and a minimum of four safety CEPs. Completed a minimum of 90 days prior to the license term expiration

21 hours of CE

Nevada Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every year by June 30

8 hours of CE

Oregon Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every two years by June 30

14 hours of CE

South Carolina Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every two years by June 30

12 hours of CE

Texas Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every year by the anniversary of the license issue date

4 hours of CE

Utah Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every two years by the anniversary of the license issue date

12 hours of CE

Virginia Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Every two years by the anniversary of the license issue date

8 hours of CE

 

2. How many CE credit hours (CEUs) do I need to complete to renew my Water Well Driller & Pump Installer license?

This is the second most common question, and once again (like most of these questions) it depends on the state you operate in.

Please see the table above for a summary of the credit hour requirements in a selection of states, but recognize that these are subject to change as the state governing bodies release new information.

 

3. Where can I find the Water Well Board’s CE requirements and state-approved providers of Water Well Drillers continuing education courses?

Water Well Driller & Pump Installer licenses are regulated and administered at the state level by various governing bodies. Similarly, providers of continuing education must receive approval and be accredited by the state governing boards. Only CE courses completed with an approved provider will be acceptable to meet state certification requirements.

Fortunately, All Star Training is a licensed and approved provider in all states that it offers Water Well Driller & Pump Installer continuing education courses. Unlike many providers, our courses are 100% online, allowing you to complete the CE requirements on your own time and at your own pace.

Please see the table below for a summary of the relevant state governing bodies and the list of approved Water Well Driller & Pump Installer continuing education providers.

Arkansas Water Well Drillers Arkansas Water Well Construction Commission              

https://portal.arkansas.gov/agency/commission-on-water-well-construction/

Delaware Water Well Drillers Delaware Division of Water

https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/water/supply/well-permits/

Kansas Water Well Drillers Kansas Dept of Health & Environment: Water Well Program

https://www.kdheks.gov/waterwell/

Kentucky Water Well Drillers Kentucky Environmental Protection: Well Driller Certification

https://eec.ky.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water/GW/Pages/GWDrillers

Louisiana Water Well Drillers Louisiana Ground Water Resources Program: Water Well Drillers

http://www.dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=1217

New Jersey Water Well Drillers New Jersey Division of Water Supply and Geoscience

https://www.state.nj.us/dep/watersupply/g_boards_le.html

Nevada Water Well Drillers Nevada Division of Water Resources

http://www.water.nv.gov/WellDrillersLicensing.aspx

Oregon Water Well Drillers Oregon Water Resources Department

https://www.oregon.gov/OWRD/PROGRAMS/GWWL/Pages/default.aspx

South Carolina Water Well Drillers South Carolina Labor Licensing Regulation: Environmental Certification Board

https://llr.sc.gov/env/pub.aspx

Texas Water Well Drillers Texas Dept. of Licensing & Regulation: Water Well Drillers and Pump Installers

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/wwd/wwd.htm

Utah Water Well Drillers Utah Division of Water Rights

https://www.waterrights.utah.gov/wellinfo/default.asp

Virginia Water Well Drillers Virginia Board of Waterworks

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/WWWOOSSP/

 

4. In what other states is my Water Well Driller license accepted? 

Licenses are granted at the individual state level, and limited reciprocity for an out-of-state licensed Water Well Driller & Pump Installer may be allowed to obtain a license if they have maintained licensing requirements in the reciprocal state that are consistent with the resident state requirements. However, it is necessary to check with each specific licensing board: Reciprocity between states may not extend to CE courses due to state laws and regulations.

Some states may have similar licensing requirements and offer various degrees of reciprocity to licensed Water Well Driller & Pump Installers in comparable states.

 

5. What are the apprenticeship requirements for Water Well Drillers & Pump Installers? 

In some states, apprenticeship is required prior to the issuance of a full Water Well Driller & Pump Installer license in order to learn the trade from an experienced professional. However, these requirements can be waived on occasion, provided that the individual has completed formal education (e.g. completion of an accredited pre-licensing program) and/or experience requirements.

Additionally, as an apprentice, the continuing education (CE) requirements may differ from what is required for a full Water Well Driller & Pump Installer. Please consult the state Water Well Driller & Pump Installer board websites listed in #3 above for specific details.

 

6. How do I renew my Water Well Driller or Pump Installer license if my license is inactive or I have missed the renewal deadline?

Some states allow for inactive or expired licenses to be renewed by completing the required continuing education requirements and re-applying for a license without having to complete any additional pre-licensing training or apprenticeship. While some states may offer a grace period, the continuing education requirements (as applicable) are almost always required prior to renewal.

 

7. How long do I need to retain a copy of my completed Water Well Driller & Pump Installer continuing education certificate?

Course completions are reported to the licensing board the next business day unless the state requires licensees to report.  You can access your completion certificate in the ‘Past Courses’ tab any time after you complete the course.

 

8. What do I need to study prior to completing my Water Well Driller & Pump Installer continuing education (CE)?

All course material is included.

 

9. Can I complete my Water Well Driller & Pump Installer continuing education (CE) courses online?

In many states, the answer is YES! If your state requires continuing education for license renewal, you can usually complete the course online.  There are some states where online courses are not allowed, and also some states where only partial credit can be obtained from online courses.  Please visit our Courses Offered page to complete your CE credit today! If a course is not available in your state, please let us know using our Contact Us page and we will do our best to become an approved provider.