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South Carolina Board of Environmental Certification

Continuing Education Guidelines for Water & Wastewater Operators

Between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015 every operator must obtain a total of 12 hours (clock hours) of continuing education or pass an exam of the next highest level. Operators should keep records of all courses attended. When you receive your renewal form in 2015, there will be a space to record the number of hours you have received.

Continuing education can be obtained from schools, workshops, seminars, conferences, online training, and/or in-house training sessions.

For continuing education to be accepted by the Board, the following guidelines must be followed.

  1. Continuing education must be information that is relevant to water and/or wastewater treatment facilities. Refer to ABC's CE Course Topic Criteria (available at http://www.abccert.org/abc_certification_program/Renew_your_ABC_Certification.asp)
  2. The instructor or presenter must be able to provide an agenda or outline of the training content.
  3. Participants must be able to interact with the instructor or presenter through discussion, telephone, or email.
  4. Participants must be able to verify participation with appropriate documentation, i.e. certificate of completion containing appropriate information as outlined above and/or copy of sign-in sheet containing participant's signature.

Continuing Education Guidelines for Well Drillers

Between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015 every well driller must obtain a total of 12 hours (clock hours) of continuing education or pass an exam of the next highest level. Well drillers should keep records of all courses attended. When you receive your renewal form in 2015, there will be a space to record the number of hours you have received.

Continuing education can be obtained from schools, workshops, seminars, conferences, online training, and/or in-house training sessions.

For continuing education to be accepted by the Board, the following guidelines must be followed.

  1. Continuing education must be information that is relevant to well drilling or well construction. Examples of relevant courses include: safety, operation and maintenance of equipment, geology, math, engineering, environmental subjects, first aid, water chlorination, and attendance at a National or the South Carolina Groundwater Association meeting.
  2. The instructor or presenter must be able to provide an agenda or outline of the training content.
  3. Participants must be able to interact with the instructor or presenter through discussion, telephone, or email.
  4. Participants must be able to verify participation with appropriate documentation, i.e. certificate of completion containing appropriate information as outlined above and/or copy of sign-in sheet containing participant's signature.

CE Credit WILL NOT be given for:

  1. Business and marketing training
  2. Membership in a professional society
  3. Reading professional publications
  4. Regular employment
  5. Self-study
  6. Personal self improvement
  7. Operating trade show displays
  8. Repetitive (refresher) attendance or teaching of the same course

CE Provider Guidelines – providers must be able to:

  1. Maintain record of attendance or completion
  2. Be available to interact with attendees or students through discussion, telephone or email
  3. Provide agenda or outline of event for LLR audit review
  4. Retain records of events for a minimum of three years
  5. Provide appropriate event documentation upon Board request

Information Required if Audited for Continuing Education by the Board

  1. Name, date, duration of training, and total number of clock hours
  2. Name of instructor
  3. For multiple courses; breakout the course and corresponding CEUs
  4. Verification of attendance
  5. Outline or agenda of course/event content
  6. Completed CE Log Sheet (available at)

http://www.llr.sc.gov/POL/Environmental/index.asp?file=ce.htm

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