License Renewal Information

 

18 VAC 160-20-109. Waterworks operator continuing profession education (CPE).

  1. Effective with the February 2003 license renewal cycle, each licensed waterworks operator shall have completed the following number of CPE contact hours required for his class of license:

    1. Class I, II, and III operators shall obtain a minimum of 20 contact hours during each license renewal cycle.

    2. Class IV operators shall obtain a minimum of 16 contact hours during each license renewal cycle.

    3. Class V operators shall obtain a minimum of eight contact hours during each license renewal cycle.

    4. Class VI operators shall obtain a minimum of four contact hours during each license 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


  2. The subject matter addressed during CPE contact hours shall be limited to the content areas covered by the board's examination.

  3. Any course approved by the board for substitution as training credits or formal education semester hours, as provided for in 18 VAC 160-20-160, shall also be acceptable on an hour-for-hour basis for CPE contact hours. One semester hour of college credit shall equal 15 CPE contact hours, and one quarter hour of college credit shall equal 10 CPE credit hours.

  4. The following evidence shall be maintained to document completion of the hours of CPE specified in subsection A of this section:

    1. Evidence of completion of a structured training activity which shall consist of the name, address and telephone number of the sponsor;

    2. The dates the applicant participated in the training;

    3. Descriptive material of the subject matter presented; and

    4. A statement from the sponsor verifying the number of hours completed.

  5. Each licensee shall maintain evidence of the satisfactory completion of CPE for a period of at least one year following the end of the license renewal cycle for which the CPE was taken. Such documentation shall be in the form required by subsection D and shall be provided to the board or its duly authorized agents upon request.

  6. The licensee shall not receive CPE credit for the same training course or structured training activity more than once during a single license renewal cycle to meet the CPE requirement unless the same training course or structured training activity is an annual requirement established by Virginia or federal regulations.

  7. The licensee may receive CPE credit for a training course or structured training activity which has been mandated by Virginia or federal regulation towards fulfilling the CPE requirement.

  8. The licensee may petition the board for additional time to meet the CPE requirement. However, CPE hours earned during a license renewal cycle to satisfy the CPE requirement of the preceding license renewal cycle shall be valid only for that preceding license renewal cycle.

 

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