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Contractor continuing education hours

Groundwater Week 2023 will be offering a full lineup of educational offerings starting the morning of Tuesday, December 5. Whether you need CEUs for certification or state licensing, want a refresher, or would like to learn something new, you’ll find it here!

Click here to view the full schedule of educational offerings.

Tracking your hours

All continuing education hours will be tracked through our Groundwater Week app. There are two options to track your courses:

  • You can download the app and scan the QR code posted in each workshop
  • An NGWA staff member will scan the QR code on your nametag as you enter each workshop.

Please note there will be no session codes given by the presenters or paper copies to track your attendance. However, you will have the option to print a copy of your course transcript at the education kiosk at any time during Groundwater Week. In addition, your course transcript will be emailed to you Monday, December 11.

Click here to access the Groundwater Week mobile app.

Hours offered and state approvals

Concurrent education sessions will be hosted Tuesday-Thursday, with the most sessions on Tuesday. The breakdown of sessions by day —

  • Tuesday: 24 total sessions, maximum 6 hours of CEUs available
  • Wednesday: 9 total sessions, maximum of 3 hours of CEUs available
  • Thursday: 13 total sessions, maximum of 3 hours of CEUs available.

Click here to to see the course list to determine the workshops your state has approved (PDF).

Attention contractors regarding state licensing!

NGWA is required to submit your course transcript directly to your state’s license agency for those with licenses in —

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin.

In order for NGWA to submit your course transcript, you MUST complete this online form to report your state license number(s) —

Continuing education points

In addition to earning continuing education credits that may apply toward your state’s licensing requirements, continuing education points (CEPs) for renewal in the NGWA Voluntary Certification Program can be earned by attending any of the educational programming offerings at Groundwater Week 2023. In addition, you may receive one CEP in recognition of time spent learning about new technologies and services on the trade show floor.

Bonus short course!

Come early to Las Vegas to take advantage of attending the optional one-day Well Evaluation, Troubleshooting, and Rehabilitation Short Course being taught by Marvin F. Glotfelty, RG, and Douglas Hunter on Monday, December 4.

Designed for water well contractors, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, and other groundwater professionals, as well as public and private water system managers and officials, this course provides a logical progression of analytical techniques and case studies to help familiarize you with methods and perspectives to guide you through the maze of well evaluation/rehabilitation alternatives and pitfalls.

Click here for the full details of this offering, which is worth 0.8 CEUs, as well as information on course fees and how to register to attend.

Note: Please remember that while NGWA seeks recognition of Groundwater Week education sessions for states’ various continuing education credit requirements, each state is free to determine the specific sessions that are approved and how much credit will be awarded. The information posted here is provided as a resource to help those planning to seek state credit; however, if your state has adopted continuing education requirements, you are ultimately responsible for being aware of what those specific requirements are and the completion of those requirements including the reporting format, where applicable.