2006 Code of Virginia § 54.1-1129.1 - Certification of water well systems providers; continuing education.

54.1-1129.1. Certification of water well systems providers; continuingeducation.

A. The Board shall establish three levels of certification as follows: (i)trainee, which shall require proof of at least one year of full-timepractical experience in the drilling, installation, maintenance, or repair ofwater wells or water well systems under the supervision of a certified masterwater well systems provider; (ii) journeyman, which shall require proof of atleast three years of practical experience in the drilling, installation,maintenance, or repair of water wells or water well systems under thesupervision of a certified master water well systems provider; and (iii)master, which shall require proof of at least six years of practicalexperience in the drilling, installation, maintenance, or repair of waterwells or water well systems, under the supervision of a certified masterwater well systems provider.

B. A certified water well systems provider, as a condition of renewal orreinstatement and as part of the renewal or reinstatement application, shallcertify to the Board that the applicant has completed at least eight hours ofcontinuing education, approved by the Board, in the specialty of technicalaspects of water well construction, applicable statutory and regulatoryprovisions, and business practices related to water well construction. TheBoard may establish requirements for approval of training instructors,criteria for continuing education, and other regulations it deems necessaryto protect the public health, safety or welfare. In addition, the Board mayrequire continuing education for renewal or reinstatement for any individualfound to be in violation of the statutes or regulations governing thelicensing or certification of water well system providers.

(2005, c. 792.)

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