|(a) Terms used in this section have the meanings assigned
by Chapter 59 of this title, unless the context indicates otherwise.
(b) To renew a license as a driller or pump installer,
a licensee must complete four (4) hours of continuing education in
courses approved by the department. The continuing education hours
must include the following:
(1) one (1) hour of instruction dedicated to the Water
Well Driller/Pump Installer statutes and rules; and
(2) three (3) hours of instruction in topics directly
related to the water well industry, including but not limited to well
and water well pump standards, geologic characteristics of the state,
state groundwater laws and related regulations, well construction
and pump installation practices and techniques, health and safety,
environmental protection, technological advances, or business management.
(c) To renew a registration as an apprentice, a registrant
must complete a one (1) hour department-approved continuing education
course dedicated to the Water Well Driller and Pump Installer statutes
(d) The continuing education hours must have been completed
within the term of the current license or registration, in the case
of a timely renewal. For a late renewal, the continuing education
hours must have been completed within the one year period immediately
prior to the date of the late renewal.
(e) A licensee or registrant may not receive continuing
education credit for attending the same course more than once during
their license term.
(f) Licensees and registrants must retain a copy of
the certificate of course completion for one year after the date of
completion. In conducting any inspection or investigation of the licensee
or registrant, the department may examine the licensee's or registrant's
records to determine compliance with this subsection.
(g) To be approved under Chapter 59 of this title,
a provider's course must be dedicated to instruction in one or more
of the topics listed in subsection (b), and the provider must be registered
under Chapter 59 of this title.
(h) A licensee whose license has been placed on "inactive"
status pursuant to Texas Occupations Code, §51.4011 is not required
to complete continuing education as required by this section until
the licensee seeks to change to "active" status.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §76.25 adopted to be effective March 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 1142; amended to be effective September 15, 2014, 39 TexReg 7090; amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 8756