A RESOURCE TO HELP THOSE SEEKING STATE CREDIT

While NGWA seeks recognition of Groundwater Week education sessions for states’ various continuing education credit requirements, each state is free to determine to what degree and how much credit it will award. The information on this page is provided as a resource to help those planning to seek state credit; however, if your state has adopted continuing education requirements, you are responsible for being aware of what those specific requirements are and the completion of those requirements including the reporting format, where applicable. The value of credit awarded and requirements vary by state. Those who seek to use these events should check with their individual oversight bodies as to whether they are acceptable for continuing education credit.

The following entities have approved NGWA’s Groundwater Week 2020 for continuing education credit (listing current as of November 6, 2020):

    • Colorado Division of Water Resources — 8 hours of CE, classes for 1+ hours in duration only; course number 2020-01-051-A
    • Florida Water Well Contractors Continuing Education Program — view list
    • Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water — view list
    • Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Private Well Program — view list
    • Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Groundwater Resources Program
    • Minnesota Department of Health, Well Management Section — up to 4 hours
    • Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Land and Water Resources
    • Montana Board of Water Well Contractors (CEs)
    • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Water Well Standards — view list
    • New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, Well Driller Licensing — view list
    • Ohio Department of Health, Private Water Systems Program — view list
    • Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Well Driller and Pump Installer Program
    • South Dakota Water Rights Program — view list
    • Tennessee Division of Water Resources, Drinking Water Unit
    • Wyoming State Engineer’s Office, Water Well Contractors Licensing Board.

The educational program has been submitted for continuing education credit consideration to the following entities:

    • Delaware Division of Water Resources
    • Idaho Department of Water Resources, Idaho Groundwater Association
    • Illinois Division of Environmental Health, Private Water Program
    • Kansas Groundwater Association
    • Kentucky Division of Water (DOW requires driller to request approval)
    • Maryland State Board of Well Drillers
    • Nevada Division of Water Resources
    • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Well Permitting
    • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Well Contractor Certification
    • North Dakota State Water Commission, Water Well Contractors
    • Oregon Water Resources Department, Well Construction and Compliance
    • Utah Division of Water Rights
    • Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
    • Washington Department of Ecology, Well Construction and Licensing
    • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Private Water Supply.

If there is an agency not listed here that you wish to have NGWA’s offerings reported to in the future, please let us know by sending an email to certification@ngwa.org.