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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 40. Onsite Sewage System Professionals Licensing Regulations

18VAC160-40-330. 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 to licenses that were held for less than two years on the date of expiration.

License Type

CPE Contact Hours Required

1. Master alternative onsite soil evaluator


2. Master alternative onsite sewage system installer


3. Master alternative onsite sewage system operator


4. Master conventional onsite soil evaluator


5. Master conventional onsite sewage system installer


6. Master conventional onsite sewage system operator


7. Journeyman alternative onsite soil evaluator


8. Journeyman alternative onsite sewage system installer


9. Journeyman alternative onsite sewage system operator


10. Journeyman conventional onsite soil evaluator


11. Journeyman conventional onsite sewage system installer


12. Journeyman conventional onsite sewage system operator


B. CPE courses completed during the license period immediately prior to the expiration date of the license shall be acceptable in order to renew the license. CPE courses completed during a license 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 subsequent renewal cycles.

C. The licensee will not receive credit for completing the same CPE 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 offering 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. For all licenses, 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 Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2017; Errata, 33:13 VA.R. 1821 February 20, 2017.

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