TDLR is updating the content and format of its sample PowerPoint continuing education course presentation. If you have a previously-approved WWD/PI course based on this sample, please update the course material according to the course application instructions. Note the requirements for a complete course application: application form, application fee, timed topic outline specifying the selected sections of both the law and rules and/or other content, and appropriate copies of course materials.
The Water Well Driller and Pump Installers Administrative Rules, Chapter 76, were updated with adopted admendments on October 18, 2006 and became effective December 1, 2006. These adopted admendments, new rules, and repeals update statutory references and bring rule requirements more in line with state and federal law. In addition, the rule changes reorganize certain provisions for greater clarity and readability and delete unnecessary provisions. The rule adoption also added continuing education requirements that are consistent with 16 TAC Chapter 59 regarding continuing education and continuing education providers and courses.
A licensee is to complete four hours of continuing education in Department-approved courses to renew a license. The continuing education hours must include one hour of instruction in Water Well Driller/Pump Installer statutes and rules, three hours of instruction in topics directly related to 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 techniques, health and safety, environmental proctection, technological advances, or business practices.
An apprentice must complete a one (1) hour department-approved continuing education course dedicated to the Water Well Driller/Pump Installer statutes and rules.
Each year the provider must renew their registration in order to offer continuing education courses. Course approvals are valid for periods of one (1) year, assuming the provider's approval remains current throughout that time.
New continuing education courses must be approved by the Department before being offered. The provider will need to submit a course approval application prior to scheduling any courses/seminars, a timed topic outline, the course material and the required course approval fee.
These forms are available for download in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Acrobat Reader is necessary to view .pdf files. If you need to obtain a copy of this program it is available as a free download for Windows or Macintosh operating systems.
Please note the following policy regarding the filing of forms which collect a person's individual information:
"An individual who completes and files this form with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (the Department) is entitled to the following from the Department:
(1) to be informed about the information that the Department collects about the individual, upon the request of the individual and subject to a few exceptions;
(2) to receive and review the information, under Sections 552.021 and 552.023 of the Texas Government Code; and
(3) to have the Department correct information about the individual that is incorrect, under Section 559.004 of the Texas Government Code."
WWDCEAPP Water Well Driller and Pump Installer Continuing Education Course Approval Application (55KB download)
WWDPROAPP Water Well Driller and Pump Installer Continuing Education Course Provider Application (39KB download)
Outline Sample Timed Topic Outline
Please note that the reporting of continuing education hours is the responsibility of the continuing education provider. Licensees may check their hours from this link - Check the CE courses you have completed. If the hours have not been reported, the licensee should contact the provider first to ensure that the hours are reported. If the reporting issue is not resolved, they have the option of filing a complaint.
Request for Updates - You may wish to sign up for the various occupation and continuing education provider e-mail lists.
Request for Information - firstname.lastname@example.org
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