The Water Well Contractor Continuing Education Program (CE Program) implements the CE requirements of Chapter 373, Florida Statues, Regulation of Wells and Chapter 62-531, Florida Administrative Code, Water Well Contractor Licesning Requirements.  The CE Program is designed to encourage the learning of new well drilling technologies, methods and practices, improve the industry’s professionalism, business management practices, health and safety practices, and to enhance learning of the State of Florida water well contractor licensing, permitting and water well construction rules.

CE Program does NOT issue water well contractor licenses nor does it confirm the status of a Water Well Contractor’s license.   Only the State of Florida Water Management Districts (WMDs) are authorized to issue new or renew water well contractor licenses. Click here for WMD contractor licensing contact information.


DEP has selected FGWA as the administrator for the Florida Water Well Contractors
Continuing Education Program

Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Ground Water Association

The 2021-2023 renewal cycle, which allows you to drill for 2023-2025, ended on July 31, 2023. If you did not renew your license and complete your CE credits prior to this date, your license is now INACTIVE. To renew your license, please submit your CE Certificate of Attendance forms and payment to our office and your license renewal application and fees to your respective Water Management District.

Currently, the 2023-2025 renewal cycle is in full swing, which allows you to drill from 2025-2027. The deadline to submit credits is July 31, 2025.

As a reminder, a minimum of six (6) hours must be in the rules/well construction category (R/R) and no more than six (6) hours may be in the business/safety practices category (S/B).

A maximum of 6 CE credits may be obtained through online/on-demand coursework.