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Certification Renewal

Continuing Education Requirements for Renewal

Approved continuing education is required for the renewal of all water or wastewater certificates. Continuing education used for renewal must be earned during the three years prior to certificate expiration. There are no exceptions or deadline extensions for this requirement. To be eligible for certificate renewal, all required CEUs must be earned before the expiration date on the certificate. All water or wastewater certificates expire on December 31 of a specific year. For example, if a certificate expires on December 31, 2018, continuing education units (CEUs) must be earned between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018.

Certificate Renewal

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

The Department recognizes the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) as a unit of education. One CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours of education.

18 AAC 74.810(b) addresses the CEU requirements for the renewal of certificates. View 18 AAC 74 (PDF 94K)

Core CEUs are those directly related to the water or wastewater industry.



Drinking Water Core CEUs are those directly related to the drinking water industry.

Non-core CEUs are those indirectly related or peripheral to the water or wastewater industry.

Below are the CEU requirements for the renewal of certificates:

Level of Certificate Total number of CEUs required during the three years prior to expiration Number of CEUs that must be core to the water/wastewater industry
Provisional, 1, 2, 3, or 4
3.0
2.0 (water or wastewater)
Small Treated
1.0
1.0 (water only)
Small Untreated
0.5
0.5 (water only)
Wastewater Stabilization Pond
0.5
0.5 (water or wastewater)
Note:
Core or drinking water core courses may be repeated once for half credit but not within the same three year period.
Credit will not be given for core or drinking water core courses repeated three or more times.
Non-core courses cannot be repeated for CEU credit.

Department Approved Correspondence and Online Courses

Renewal Fees

January 1 to December 31 of renewal year: $100 per certificate

1 - 90 days after certificate expiration, if CEUs obtained prior to certificate expiration: $150 per certificate

91 - 365 days after certificate expiration, if CEUs obtained prior to certificate expiration: $300 per certificate