Well constructors licensed in Oregon are required to obtain a minimum of 14 continuing education credits (CEC’s) during each licensing period regardless of the number of licenses or endorsements held. Continuing education credits may be obtained through clinics, schools, professional organizations, seminars, lectures or other continuing education courses that relate to the practice of well construction and are approved by the Continuing Education Committee.
- A minimum of two (2) CECs shall pertain to groundwater and well construction statutes under ORS 537.505 to 537.795 and 537.992, and administrative rules under OAR 690-200 through 690-240 during each licensing period
- A maximum of eight (8) CECs may be obtained through approved safety/first aid/CPR/Hazardous Materials courses during each licensing period. Of the eight (8) CECs, a maximum of four (4) CECs may be obtained through Hazardous Materials training courses and a maximum of four (4) CECs may be obtained through safety/first aid/CPR courses
- Exhibitions shall count as one (1) CEC per approved exhibition attended and shall not exceed two (2) CECs per licensing period.
Please note that each licensee is responsible for maintaining their own continuing education records (OAR 690-205-0055).
If you are a business interested in providing a continuing education course, please complete the Course Sponsor Application Form.
The Committee will base its decision on the following:
- Course agenda and how well the subject relates to water well construction and other borings regulated by the Department
- Instructor qualifications
- Subject difficulty
- Student course evaluations, if applicable
- Other information as appropriate