76.26 Revisions to Continuing Education Requirements (New section effective March 1, 2013)
To renew a license as driller or pump installer, a licensee must complete 4 hours of continuing education in courses approved by the department. The continuing education hours must include the following: on hour on instruction dedicate to the Water Well Driller/Pump Installer statutes and rules; and three hours of instruction in topics directly related to 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 techniques, health and safety, environmental protection, technological advances, or business management. The continuing education hours must have been completed within the term of the current license or registration, in the case of a timely renewal. For a late renewal, the continuing education hours must have been completed within the one year period immediately prior to the date of renewal. A licensee or registrant may not receive continuing education credit for attending the same course more than once. Licensees and registrants shall 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 or registrant's records to determine compliance with this subsection.