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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
1/19/2020

18VAC160-40-390. Approval of Training Courses.

Part VIII
Training Course Approval

A. Training courses may be substituted for experience pursuant to the provisions of 18VAC160-40-70. With the exception of training courses provided pursuant to 18VAC160-40-430, training courses that may be substituted for required experience must be approved by the board prior to commencing in accordance with the provisions of this section.

B. Each training provider seeking course approval shall submit an application for approval on a form provided by the board. Only classroom, laboratory, and field trip contact time will be used to compute training credits. No credit will be given for breaks, meals, or receptions.

1. Organization. The board will only approve training offered by a provider that is an identifiable organization with a mission statement outlining its functions, structure, process, and philosophy and that has a staff of one or more persons with the authority to administer and coordinate the training course.

2. Training course records. The board will only approve training offered by a provider that maintains records for all participants for a minimum of seven years and that has a written policy on retention and release of records.

3. Instructors. The board will only approve training conducted by personnel who have demonstrated competency in the subject being taught, an understanding of the learning objective, and knowledge of the learning process to be used.

4. Objectives. The board will only approve courses that have a series of stated objectives that are pertinent to the tasks performed by the licensee. The training course content must be consistent with those objectives.

5. Course completion requirements. For successful completion of a training course, participants must attend 90% or more of the class contact time and must demonstrate their learning through written examinations, completion of a project, oral examination, or other similar assessment techniques.

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; Errata, 33:15 VA.R. XXXX March 20, 2017.

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