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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 160. Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals
Chapter 30. Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators Licensing Regulations
9/21/2020

18VAC160-30-190. Continuing Professional Education.

Part IV
Continuing Professional Education

A. Each licensee shall have completed the following number of continuing professional education (CPE) contact hours during each renewal cycle. CPE provisions do not apply for the renewal of licenses that were held for less than two years on the date of expiration.

1. Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 waterworks and wastewater works operators shall obtain a minimum of 20 contact hours.

2. Class 4 waterworks and wastewater works operators shall obtain a minimum of 16 contact hours.

3. Class 5 waterworks operators shall obtain a minimum of eight contact hours.

4. Class 6 operators shall obtain a minimum of four contact hours.

B. CPE contact hours completed during the license period immediately prior to the expiration date of the license shall be acceptable in order to renew the license. CPE contact hours completed during a licensing renewal cycle to satisfy the CPE requirements of the preceding licensing renewal cycle shall be valid only for that preceding license renewal cycle and shall not be accepted for any subsequent renewal cycles.

C. The licensee will not receive CPE credit for completing the same continuing education course with the same content more than once during a license period.

D. A licensee may receive CPE credit for teaching a course that otherwise meets the requirements of this chapter; however, additional credit shall not be given for subsequent offerings of a course or activity with the same content within the same licensing cycle. In addition, a licensee may receive two hours of CPE no more than once during a single licensing cycle for the initial development or substantial updating of a CPE course.

E. Safety subjects shall not count for more than one-half of the total required CPE hours.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-2301 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2017.

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