Course Offerings

Courses are listed by start date. Online courses are located at the end of the list.


Pre-registration may be mandatory to attend some coursework offerings. In addition, tuition or a registration fee may apply, which does not include the CE credit conversion fee. Please contact the appropriate course provider for details.

Upon completing a continuing education course, you should receive a Certificate of Attendance/Evaluation Form from the instructor. It is your responsibility, not the instructor's, to send the white copy of the Certificate of Attendance with payment of the conversion fee to the FWWA office. The Evaluation Form located on the back of the white sheet is MANDATORY to receive credit for the course. Reminder: as of August 1, 2021, a maximum of 6 CE credits may be obtained through online/on-demand coursework.
6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop
This 6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop incudes the following topics- Injection Well Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Wells, Parts 1 & 2, and The Most Common Drilling Methods Used in the Ground Water Industry -Segments, 1, 2 and 3.
Course Date: 02/11/2023 - 02/11/2023
Course Time: 8:00 AM
Hours/Type: 6 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Address: TBD
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Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



2023 FGWA Quarterly Membership Meeting
FGWA Membership Meeting: This update will provide FGWA members information on the latest news and business for the association. We will also do a deep dive into 2023 legislative activities and current bills and rules being proposed that could impact FGWA members and the groundwater industry. This presentation will also include an update from the DEP Workgroup Meeting. Water Analysis and Treatments: This course begins with the importance of the water testing. After taking the sample, looking at the pH, and hardness map, hardness and ion exchange will be explained. Next, Todd will show a typical single tank and twin tank softener systems and talk about irons in detail including filter medias that remove iron from well water.https://www.fgwa.org/membership-meetings
Course Date: 02/18/2023 - 02/18/2023
Course Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: FGWA
Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Ponte Vedra/Jacksonville
Address: 45 TPC Boulevard
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Contact: Danielle Jessup
Phone: (850) 205-5641
Fax: (850) 222-3019
Email: djessup@executiveoffice.org
Website: http://www.fgwa.org



6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop
This 6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop incudes the following topics- Injection Well Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Wells, Parts 1 & 2, and The Most Common Drilling Methods Used in the Ground Water Industry -Segments, 1, 2 and 3.
Course Date: 02/25/2023 - 02/25/2023
Course Time: 8:00 AM
Hours/Type: 6 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: Miami, FL
Address: TBD
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Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop
This 6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop incudes the following topics- Injection Well Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Wells, Parts 1 & 2, and The Most Common Drilling Methods Used in the Ground Water Industry -Segments, 1, 2 and 3.
Course Date: 03/11/2023 - 03/11/2023
Course Time: 8:00 AM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 6 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: Gainesville, FL
Address: TBD
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Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop
This 6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop incudes the following topics- Injection Well Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Wells, Parts 1 & 2, and The Most Common Drilling Methods Used in the Ground Water Industry -Segments, 1, 2 and 3.
Course Date: 03/25/2023 - 03/25/2023
Course Time: 8:00 AM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 6 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Address: TBD
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Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



2023 Groundwater and Wells Design Class
Designing, drilling and maintaining a high capacity water supply well from cradle to grave - a three day workshop for water well professionals who design, construct, operate, own and maintain high capacity water wells.
Course Date: 04/04/2023 - 04/06/2023
Course Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Course Level: Intermediate, Advanc
Hours/Type: 16 R/R, 7 S/B
Organization: Johnson Screens
Location: One Ocean Resort and Spa
Address: 1 Ocean Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Contact: Thom Hanna
Phone: (303) 570-5454
Fax:
Email: thom.hanna@johnsonscreens.com
Website: https://johnsonscreens.com/



Hazmat Health and Safety Refresher Course
Prerequisite: Drillers that have taken the OSHA Hazmat 40 Hour Initial Course previously may attend this Refresher. To register contact David Wiggins. Site Characterization, Site Control, Air Monitoring for Hazardous Materials/Vapors, Chemical Protective Clothing on the Job-Site, Medical Surveillance Requirements for Certain Risk, Permit Required Confined Spaces, Hazardous Waste Disposal & Management Up-Date, Department of Transportation, Annual Refersher Exam.
Course Date: 04/13/2023 - 04/13/2023
Course Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 6 S/B
Organization: Hazardous Operations Training
Location: Dorothy B. Oven Park
Address: 3205 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Contact: David Wiggins
Phone: (850) 591-3117
Fax: (850) 893-3545
Email: david@hazopstraining.com
Website: https://hazopstraining.com/



6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop
This 6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop incudes the following topics- Injection Well Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Wells, Parts 1 & 2, and The Most Common Drilling Methods Used in the Ground Water Industry -Segments, 1, 2 and 3.
Course Date: 04/15/2023 - 04/15/2023
Course Time: 8:00 AM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 6 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: Daytona, FL
Address: TBD
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Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop
This 6 Hour Water Well Contractors Workshop incudes the following topics- Injection Well Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Wells, Parts 1 & 2, and The Most Common Drilling Methods Used in the Ground Water Industry -Segments, 1, 2 and 3.
Course Date: 04/29/2023 - 04/29/2023
Course Time: 8:00 AM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 6 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: Pensacola, FL
Address: TBD
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Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Online Courses
3 Hour FL Water Well CE
IF YOU TAKE THIS COURSE, YOU CANNOT TAKE THE 3 HR.FL WATER WELL CE COURSE. This course will cover the following topics: 1) Locating Water Wells - the well location process, desktop analysis, field checks, test wells; 2) Hydrogeology for Water Well Drillers - the hydrologic cycle, groundwater recharge and discharge, types of aquifers, confined vs unconfined aquifers, porosity, hydraulic conductivity, groundwater flow, transmissivity and storativity, determining aquifer properties using pumping tests; 3) FL Admin Code Section 40 Water Wells
Course Date: 02/23/2022 - 02/22/2024
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 3 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: All Star Training, Inc.
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: John Mason
Phone: (817) 385-1136
Fax:
Email: support@AllstarCE.com
Website: http://www.AllstarCE.com



3 Hour FL Water Well CE
IF YOU TAKE THIS COURSE, YOU CANNOT TAKE THE 3 HR.FL WATER WELL CE COURSE. This course will cover the following topics: 1) Common Cause of Well Failure Part 1 - major causes of well failure, well decision tree, well design and construction issues, AWWA A-100-15 Water well Standard, well seal issues, well development, pre-mature aging, maintaining a healthy well, specific capacity, bacteria, BART test; 2) Common Causes of Well Failure Part 2 - maintaining a healthy well, key performance indicators, contaminants, dynamic vs ambient testing, components of well profiling; 3) Rehab of Water Wells - identify well issues, chemical incrustation, causes of mineral incrustations, biofouling, well plugging profile, rehab of wells with biofouling, filter pack clogging, fissure plugging/collapse, when well rehab is needed, well rehab methods, chemical suppliers, products and applications, examples of well rehab symptoms and methods, benefits of well rehab.
Course Date: 02/23/2022 - 02/22/2024
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 3 S/B
Organization: All Star Training, Inc.
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: John Mason
Phone: (817) 385-1136
Fax:
Email: support@AllstarCE.com
Website: http://www.AllstarCE.com



6 Hour FL Water Well CE
IF YOU TAKE THIS COURSE, YOU CANNOT TAKE THE 3 HR.FL WATER WELL CE COURSE. This course will cover the following topics: 1) Common Cause of Well Failure Part 1 - major causes of well failure, well decision tree, well design and construction issues, AWWA A-100-15 Water well Standard, well seal issues, well development, pre-mature aging, maintaining a healthy well, specific capacity, bacteria, BART test; 2) Common Causes of Well Failure Part 2 - maintaining a healthy well, key performance indicators, contaminants, dynamic vs ambient testing, components of well profiling; 3) Rehab of Water Wells - identify well issues, chemical incrustation, causes of mineral incrustations, biofouling, well plugging profile, rehab of wells with biofouling, filter pack clogging, fissure plugging/collapse, when well rehab is needed, well rehab methods, chemical suppliers, products and applications, examples of well rehab symptoms and methods, benefits of well rehab; 4) Locating Water Wells - the well location process, desktop analysis, field checks, test wells; 5) Hydrogeology for Water Well Drillers - the hydrologic cycle, groundwater recharge and discharge, types of aquifers, confined vs unconfined aquifers, porosity, hydraulic conductivity, groundwater flow, transmissivity and storativity, determining aquifer properties using pumping tests; 6) FL Admin Code Section 40 Water Wells.
Course Date: 02/23/2022 - 02/22/2024
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 3 R/R, 3 S/B
Organization: All Star Training, Inc.
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: John Mason
Phone: (817) 385-1136
Fax:
Email: support@AllstarCE.com
Website: http://www.AllstarCE.com



DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training for Water Well Supervisors
This course covers: Introduction to Supervisor Training, Drug Testing, Consequences of Drugs, Indicators of Drug Use, Signs & Sympotoms, Cheating a Drug Test, Alcohol's affects on the body, Testing Under Reasonable Suspicion, and a Supervisor Training Exam.
Course Date: 08/14/2019 - 08/05/2024
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 4 S/B
Organization: Easler Education Inc. d/b/a WorkTraining.com
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Andrew Easler
Phone: (888) 390-5574
Fax:
Email: hello@worktraining.com
Website: http://www.worktraining.com



Non-DOT Reasonable Suspicion for Water Well Supervisors
This course covers: Introduction to Supervisor Training, Drug Testing, Consequences of Drugs, Indicators of Drug Use, Signs & Sympotoms, Cheating a Drug Test, Alcohol's affects on the body, Testing Under Reasonable Suspicion, and a Supervisor Training Exam.
Course Date: 08/14/2019 - 08/05/2024
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 4 S/B
Organization: Easler Education Inc. d/b/a WorkTraining.com
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Andrew Easler
Phone: (888) 390-5574
Fax:
Email: hello@worktraining.com
Website: http://www.worktraining.com



Harness the Power of the Sun: Franklin Electric Solar Pumping Solution
During the 1-hour session, Franklin Electric shares our experience of what works best when considering solar pumping technology. We also cover how the solar pumping systems provide reliable, simple and cost effective installtions and operation with the least amount of energy possible.
Course Date: 10/10/2022 - 10/10/2024
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: Franklin Electric
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Bob Lilland
Phone: (260) 205-4428
Fax:
Email: bob.lilland@fele.com
Website: http://www.franklin-electric.com



Testing Motors and Controls with Meters
We will go over what meters are needed to test motors and controls. We will discuss single phase and three phase motors. We will also test control components and magnetic starters.
Course Date: 10/10/2022 - 10/10/2024
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: Franklin Electric
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Bob Lilland
Phone: (260) 205-4428
Fax:
Email: bob.lilland@fele.com
Website: http://www.franklin-electric.com



Residential Submersible Systems Certification
This Certified Contractor course unpacks Franklin Electric residential submersible products, along with what you need to know in order to properly size, install, and troubleshoot. During this course students will complete a series of self-paced modules and quizzes focused on electricity and product fundamentals, sizing and installation, and troubleshooting checks.
Course Date: 09/22/2022 - 12/31/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 4 S/B
Organization: Franklin Electric
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Bob Lilland
Phone: (260) 205-4428
Fax:
Email: bob.lilland@fele.com
Website: http://www.franklin-electric.com



SubDrive Utility Installation, Set-Up and Diagnosis
In this one hour contractor course, we will be discussing the benefits, installation, set-up, maintaining and diagnosing Franklin Electric's new SubDrive Utility UT2W and UT3P viarable frequency drives.
Course Date: 10/10/2022 - 09/23/2024
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: Franklin Electric
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Bob Lilland
Phone: (260) 205-4428
Fax:
Email: bob.lilland@fele.com
Website: http://www.franklin-electric.com



Introduction to Pumps
Electric Generators and Motors, Centrifugal Pumps, Fluid dynamics and Bernoilli's Principle, Single stage & multi-stage centrifugal pumps, Nicola Tesla, Three phase and single stage power motors, Hydaulic Institute, Pump/Motor sizing for wells, Jet pumps
Course Date: 09/19/2022 - 09/19/2024
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Drilling Methods I
Classification of Drilling Methods; Cutting action of the drill bit: Percussion, Rotary Cut, Rotary Crush, Rotary Percussion, Rotary Abrasive; Circulation of Drilling fluids: Noncirculation, Direct Circulation, Reverse Circulation; Noncirculation Drilling: Cable Tool, Bucket Auger, Hollow Stem Auger; Direct Push, Wireline Core, Sonic; Cable Tool Drilling - Spring pole device, cable tool drill string; Percussion cutting action; Bucket auger; Auger drilling: Plate, solid, hollow stem; Rotary cut cutting action; Direct push drilling; Wireline coring; Sonic drilling; Direct Circulation Drilling Methods: Jetting, mud rotary, air rotary, casing advance; Jetting
Course Date: 06/15/2022 - 06/15/2024
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Aquifer Storage Recovery
What is ASR; Best Suggested Practices for ASR from NGWA; ASR growth pattern of last 10 years; Global implementation; Recent innovation in ASR Glass bead filter packs; ASR Site Selection considerations; Casing Selection; Downhole Flow Control; Annulus recharge; Injection tube recharge; Pump column recharge; Adjustable downhole flow restrictions; Arsenic a naturally occurring mineral; ASR case studies
Course Date: 06/15/2022 - 06/15/2024
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Drilling Methods II
Classification of Drilling Methods; Cutting actions of the drill bit; Circulation path of drilling fluids; Cutting action of the drill bit: Percussion, Rotary Cut, Rotary Crush, Rotary Percussion, Rotary Abrasive; Circulation of Drilling fluids: Noncirculation, Direct Circulation, Reverse Circulation; Direct Circulation Drilling Methods: Jetting, mud rotary, air rotary, casing advance; Direct Circulation Mud Rotary Drilling; Fluid flow path; Pierre-Pascal Fauvelle - Inventor of Hollow stem drill rods; Drill String assembly; Drill Collars; Drill Stabilizers; Drill Bit selection; Rotary Cut bit cutting action; Rotary Crush bit cutting action; PDC bits; Use of Drilling Fluids; Thixotropic and planting your tools; Viscosity - Cuttings carrying ability; March funnel; Weight of drilling fluid -Importance of balance; Mud balance; Differential pressure; Many roles of Mud Rotary Drilling Fluids; Caking - Bentonite vs. native clay
Course Date: 06/15/2022 - 06/15/2024
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Drilling Methods III
Direct Air Rotary Drilling; Types of: Air only, air-mist, Air-water, air-water-surfactant, air-foam, stable foam, stiff foam, gel foam; Dust Drilling; Air-mist Drilling; Drilling with foam; Rotary Percussion-DTH; Down the Hole Hammer; DTH Maintenance; Corrosion-Fatigue-Galling; DTH Storage; Casing Advancement - ODEX; Reverse Circulation Drilling; Flooded Reverse Mud Rotary, traditional; Dual-Wall flooded revers mud rotary; Dual-Wall percussion hammer; Dual-Wall air rotary
Course Date: 06/15/2022 - 06/15/2024
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Well Rehabilitation Part I
This continuing education unit covers the following topics: what is well rehabilitation, aquifer rehabilitation requirements, well maintenance and its relationship to well rehabilitation, need for accurate testing, discussion of specific capacity of well efficiency, diagnosing problems and well maintenance history, well construction materials and methods, well development, water flow and much more.
Course Date: 08/29/2022 - 06/15/2024
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Drilling Safety
This one hour continuing education presentation will cover the following topics for both experienced and new drillers: OHSA, difference between risk and hazard, safety, proper body mechanics during lifting, cell phone use behind the wheel, starting the rig and raising the mast, working outdoors and climates, safety considerations in auger drilling, welding and cutting torch safety, hearing safety and electricity and safety.
Course Date: 08/29/2022 - 06/15/2024
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Generic Well Abandonment in the USA
This course will cover the importance of proper well abandonment, dangers of improper well abandonment, how to locate improperly decommissioned wells, removing debris and obstructions, plugging flowing wells, plugging water wells, obtaining a variance, capping a non-deteriorated well and more.
Course Date: 08/29/2022 - 06/15/2024
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Geothermal Heating & Cooling Part II
An introduction to geothermal heating and cooling systems with emphasis on the following: earth loop connection design options, open loop, standing water column well systems, advantages and disadvantages of open loop systems, closed loop systems, vertical closed loop, horizontal closed loop, spiral loop, submerged loop, hybrid loop and direct exchange.
Course Date: 08/29/2022 - 06/15/2024
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Geothermal Heating & Cooling Part I
An introduction to geothermal heating and cooling systems with emphasis on the following: the concepts of geothermal energy, two types of geothermal energy, explanation of low grade geothermal technology, explanation of three subsystems of all low grade geothermal applications, vapor compression cycle, explanation of the operation of a ground sourced geothermal heat pump, etc.
Course Date: 08/29/2022 - 06/15/2024
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Injection Wells
This course introduces injection wells. The history, construction, safety features, regulations, types of injection wells, and uses of injection wells are all discussed.
Course Date: 09/19/2022 - 09/19/2024
Hours/Type: 2 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Groundwater Basics
Program discusses the origin of groundwater, hydologic cycle, groundwater fundamentals, aquifers, groundwater resource and groundwater sustainability.
Course Date: 08/29/2022 - 06/15/2024
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Well Rehabilitation Part II
This continuing education unit discusses mechanical methods and chemical methods of well rehabilitation, antibacterial agents, chlorine alternatives and shock treatments.
Course Date: 08/29/2022 - 06/15/2024
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Well Development
This course will cover drilling methods, what effects well development, lithology of the aquifer and impact on well development, components of drawdown in a well, fluids management during drilling, liquid flow into wells, types of well completion, going glass, methods of well development and more.
Course Date: 08/29/2022 - 06/15/2024
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Basic Geology
A review of the geologic events that resulted in the formation of the earth's water resources.
Course Date: 09/14/2016 - 06/15/2024
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Injection Wells
This course introduces injection wells. The history, construction, safety features, regulations, types of injection wells, and uses of injection wells are all discussed.
Course Date: 09/15/2018 - 09/19/2024
Hours/Type: 2 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Well Development
This course will cover drilling methods, what effects well development, lithology of the aquifer and impact on well development, components of drawdown in a well, fluids management during drilling, liquid flow into wells, types of well completion, going glass, methods of well development and more.
Course Date: 09/15/2018 - 06/15/2024
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Pumps Part II
This one hour continuing education unit presents the theory of displacement pump operation and discusses the variety of displacement pumps in common use with a focus on displacement mud pump design and operation.
Course Date: 10/11/2021 - 10/11/2023
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



NDA Drilling Safety Certification
1. 75 Questions - This exam follows the test of the NDA Drilling Safety Guide. The NDA Drilling Safety Guide will be provided to the candidate in both PDF and hard copy upon registration for the exam. The candidate must score 80% or higher on the exam in order to receive certification. Fee: $100 for members; $200 for non-members
Course Date: 01/26/2023 - 01/26/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 3 S/B
Organization: National Drilling Association
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Becky McWilliam
Phone: (877) 632-4748
Fax: (216) 803-9900
Email: becky@nda4u.com
Website: http://www.nda4u.com



Basic Geotechnical Procedures Qualification 101
1. 57 Questions - This exam uses the NDA Driller's Manual and the ASTM, AASHTO specifications mentioned in the manual as a reference. The NDA Driller's Manual will be provided to the candidate in both PDF and hard copy upon registration for the exam. The candidate must score 80% or higher on the exam in order to receive the certification. Fee: $100 for members; $200 for non-members
Course Date: 01/26/2023 - 01/26/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 3 S/B
Organization: National Drilling Association
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Becky McWilliam
Phone: (877) 632-4748
Fax: (216) 803-9900
Email: becky@nda4u.com
Website: http://www.nda4u.com



NDA Monitor Well Construction Certification
1. 73 Questions - This exam follows the proper monitor well construction standards. This exam uses the NDA Driller's Manual as reference. The NDA Driller's Manual will be provided to the candidate in both PDF and hard copy upon registration for the exam. The candidate must score 80% or higher on the exam in order to receive the certification. Fee: $100 for members; $200 for non-members.
Course Date: 01/26/2023 - 01/26/2025
Hours/Type: 3 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Drilling Association
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Becky McWilliam
Phone: (877) 632-4748
Fax: (216) 803-9900
Email: becky@nda4u.com
Website: http://www.nda4u.com



NDA Groundwater Knowledge Certification
1. 46 Questions - This exam includes geology questions related to groundwater parameters. This exam use the NDA Driller's Manual as a reference. The NDA Driller's Manual will be provided to the candidate in both PDF and hard copy upon registration for the exam. The candidate must score 80% or higher on the exam in order to receive the certification. Fee: $100 for members; $200 for non-members
Course Date: 01/26/2023 - 01/26/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 3 S/B
Organization: National Drilling Association
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Becky McWilliam
Phone: (877) 632-4748
Fax: (216) 803-9900
Email: becky@nda4u.com
Website: http://www.nda4u.com



PFAS: Educating the Contractor to Provide Superior Service
How do you share information about "Forever Chemicals" with your customers when they learn their water system has become contaminated? With over 5,000 variants, "PFAS" is the most often used yet misunderstood phrase. As a contractor, you have a well-established and trusted relationship with your customers. You need to understand how to share PFAS information with your customer and educate them on possible steps they may need to pursue in the event of a PFAS detection. This offering provides you with a better understanding of PFAS, informing customers and how state associations can serve as resources.
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Improving Pumping Performance of Variable Frequency Drives
Pumps with variable frequency drives (VFD) are intended to supply water at any flow rate with consistent pressure. Only the pump control was designed for variable capabilities, so the rest of the supply system must be able to support the pump in providing small flows. Check valves are an essential part of the system to control flow and protect the pump and other water system components. Traditional check valves generally do not provide a wide range of variable flow with minimum pressure loss.
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Pressure Hazards
Working with pressurized air and fluid requires training, and dedicated focus when in use. Pressure hazards (fluid, air, hydraulic) can result in injury or even death. You will learn about the proper inspection of equipment to ensure safety and the safety devices like whip checks that can be installed on pressurized lines. Complacency must be avoided at all costs.
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Using a Different Perspective to Lessen the Impact of our Industry's CDL Driver Shortage
This workshop will focus on how it is possible to be legally compliant with fewer CDL drivers and still perform quality work for your customers. You will learn how to integrate your engineering and planning skills to reduce the number of CDL drivers needed.
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Optimizing Well Rehabilitation Operations
Properly planning the rehabilitation scope of work requires attention to process, execution, follow-up, and safe practice. Beginning with equipment selection and site set-up, we will walk through all the steps needed to ensure your rehabilitation project is completed properly, with a specific focus on safety practices. And we will address another phase you may all too often neglect--follow-up.
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Troubleshooting Problems with a Vertical Turbine Pump
How would you rate your vertical turbine pump troubleshooting skills, need a 101 refresher? You will learn how to distinguish between a vertical turbine pump problem versus a water well problem. We'll actively review how to perform a good pumping test, analyze the test, understand the results, discuss deteriorating performance and the causes and solutions.
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Well Design for More Than One Stakeholder
This presentation will address a recent well installation project where a land developer installed a well which will ultimately be conveyed to a municipality. Both had a vested interest in the design of the well. The primary goal for the developer was to maximize the production of the well to meet the water demands of the developing community. At the same time, the municipality was concerned with water quality issues and avoiding fluoride treatment at all costs.
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Fall Prevention and Fall Protection: Understanding the Difference
Our industry is subject to many federal and state regulations addressing fall protection and fall prevention. We may have to climb a derrick, work on a potentially slippery surface, or be especially cautious with body movements when working with and around heavy equipment. You will learn to identify hazards and how to avoid them, as well as the devices available to protect you from harm if you should fall or slip, and how they fit into regulatory language.
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Water Well Development and Rehabilitation
Proper development is essential for new water supply wells but may be forgotten in the rehabilitation process. You will learn development techniques for new wells and the redevelopment of older wells along with the rehabilitation of wells experiencing loss of volume due to bacterial contamination and formation fines.
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Heavy Equipment Ownership: Annual Costs and Predictive Maintenance
Every piece of equipment has a working life and life cycle--part of the annual cost of ownership. The cost for heavy equipment and support vehicles includes the scheduled maintenance and attention needed to preserve that life cycle and eliminate or minimize downtime. Failure to adhere to prescribed maintenance impacts your drilling and overall business operations and can even prevent you from safely getting to/from the job. Technological advances in tires and low-sulfur and biofuels have altered some maintenance procedures and time frames, so reviewing the manufacturers' suggestions for your "new" equipment is imperative as it could dramatically differ from previous practice.
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Plastic Piping Materials for Ground Source Geothermal Systems
You will learn about the four types of plastic piping materials used for ground source geothermal systems and how these materials can be used to construct reliable ground loop piping systems. Course content is based on PPI's TN-55 Plastic Piping Materials for Geothermal Heating and Cooling Applications
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



VFDs – The Magic Pill Myth – Misapplication of VFDs
Most application failures are not caused by a one-time event but rather a cumulative effect of running in a specific condition that exceeds the design. It is up to us to know the limits of our pumping equipment and how to properly size the equipment for the application, the drive does not care. What a VFD cannot do is allow your equipment to run outside of its design point without consequence, and you will learn how to avoid the consequence.
Course Date: 12/14/2021 - 12/14/2023
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Air Drilling Best Practices
Compressed air is used as a primary flush media for 65% of all drilled Waterwells. Compressors are 3 to 4 times the cost they were in 1990 and more complicated to operate and maintain. Selection of lubricants, maintenance intervals and troubleshooting is almost a fulltime job for companies. We can help give you the best operating and selection plan going forward to save your company time and money.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Understanding your inputs, Protecting your margins, and Generating enough revenue to replace equipment on schedule
We will be discussing current economic conditions and how important it is to keep up with our costs, understanding and interpreting a P & L along with other financial Documents and what it takes to reinvest in your own company consistently.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



A Proven Framework for Building Your Brand
When you ask, “What is brand marketing,” you tend to get a million different answers, leading to a lot of confusion about what it truly is. At its core, brand marketing is about changing your target audience’s behavior by (1) understanding what they’re all about, (2) identifying how your brand can appeal to them, and (3) determining right marketing mix to reach them to achieve your desired result. David will walk you through a simple framework that leverages his decades of experience leading brands at organizations like Procter & Gamble and Samsung, which you can immediately apply and take back to your own situation. Whether you’re a contractor, a distributor, or a manufacturer, you will be able to take these learnings and immediately impact your brand.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



All Things Hammers and Bits
Choosing the right tooling for a project is important. This presentation would offer helpful tricks and insight on choosing the right set up for different applications. Also, some insight on the dos/don'ts of warranty issues.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Alternative Drilling Fluids for Deep Large Diameter Wells
This is a different fluid system to increase your rate of penetration and control reactive shales and anhydrites. This is for deep water well formations, completed in sandstones and limestones that encounter problems with a conventional fluid system. We will cover all phases of mixing, testing, and maintaining the drill fluid.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Chlorine, the Most Misunderstood Chemical in the Water Well Industry
In this workshop you will hear discussions on the importance of well disinfection. Learn how to properly chlorinate a water well. Learn about the general misunderstandings of chlorine use in a water well. And finally, we will explore the effects of chlorine on ground water microbiology.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Innovative Techniques for Well Design—Not for the Faint of Heart
What are your first steps when designing a well—and why? Do you gravitate toward the time-honored approaches and techniques which could possibly have a weak scientific foundation? Or do you first consider techniques that have a strong scientific basis but have not yet earned a marker on the popularity scale. Just like each well is different, you may need to expand your well design thinking beyond a “one size fits all” approach. You will learn how to evaluate the science in contrast to practical application in various situations when determining the procedures and techniques you will employ.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Pump Panel Electrical Installation and Maintenance
The pump panel controls and protects the electrical motor, driving the groundwater pump system. This workshop will provide you with knowledge of motor controls and installation procedures around pump panels. From the incoming three phase power to the outgoing motor connections, we will cover electrical standards such as wire sizing, bend radius, and torque settings. In addition, subjects such as service entrance ratings and short circuit current ratings (SCCR) will be featured. On the maintenance side we will cover what is needed to keep to your pump running, prolong the lifetime of your motor, and optional monitoring features. Target audience are those who are responsible for the electrical side of groundwater pump system.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Using Search Engine Optimization & Social Media to Grow Your Business
In today's connected world, one of the keys to growing and defending your business is understanding the importance of how customers find you on the internet. Studies show that consumers routinely use online searches to find goods and services. This makes understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO) critical. Join us for this workshop, where we will discuss some direct and indirect ways to improve your search engine ranking, including a discussion on how a robust social media presence can be beneficial. We will also review some social media tips and discuss how best to manage negative or untruthful social media reviews.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



HE IX Softening -- Exchanging Salt for Savings
Water softeners not only provide a better standard of living but are necessary in some commercial applications. Yes, water softeners use salt, but there are ways to reduce salt consumption. As the installer, you can upsell HE systems to increase revenue for your business, while at the same time, saving your customer money and reducing waste in the environment. This training covers a few basics in water softening, an overview of water softening medias, how the media is manufactured, cross linkage, kinetics, capacities, salt dosage, efficiencies, competing ions, salt saturation, injector dilution, up flow vs down flow brining, HE softening advantages, selling residential and commercial HE water softeners, and finally a brief overview of salt-free systems and brine reclaim.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Proper Drill Site Assessment, Preparation, and Execution
Every drill site should receive dedicated attention when estimating the cost of the job and prior to the movement of heavy equipment. Each site is unique but the factors governing its selection are not: safety, accessibility, productivity, and efficiency. A careful site survey should alert the contractor to overhead and underground utility issues, clearances, traffic flow concerns, security challenges, and ground stability. You will learn how to sharpen your assessment skills for potential site problems, in addition to properly planning or rig setup and stabilization.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Understanding Internet of Things (IoT)
One of the hottest consumer trends for 2022 is Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices. In the past, IoT was frequently associated with smartphones, smartwatches, and other tech-savvy devices. Recently, however, IoT has shifted to include more and more everyday products found inside the home, including pump systems. Join us for this workshop, where we will explain the history of IoT, explore how IoT is impacting the groundwater industry, and provide tips and techniques on how to position IoT solutions for your customers.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Energy Based Hazard Identification
What if there was a simple and free tool that can help you train employees to identify hazards in their work area? This tool is the energy wheel. Energy based hazard identification is not new. Using energy sources to identify hazards in the work area has been used as a hazard identification tool by many companies for quite some time. The concept is to use these main sources of energy to identify hazards in the workplace. Studies show that workers only identify about 45% of hazards in their work area during pre-job safety briefings. Those who use the Energy Wheel find up to 30% more hazards in the work area during pre-task planning. The energy wheel is effective because it provides a simple set of reminders to search for hazards that are commonly overlooked.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Smart Motors and Intelligent Systems for the Next 100 Years of Groundwater Pumping
Environmental change and water scarcity is driving the need for higher efficiency from groundwater pumping systems. Join Nidec Motor Corporation as we present our vision for the future of pumping, encompassing intelligent pump systems that are based on leading edge technology, easier to install and service, and offer efficiencies designed to cope with a changing world 100 years into the future. Attendees will learn about Power Index, the new NEMA standard for system efficiency, and how to validate Power Index rebates for pump systems. Current and emerging technologies for powering pumps will be presented and compared, along with factors to consider when retrofitting existing pumps and deploying on new pump systems.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Water Well Decommissioning/Sealing
A news report or article of a child falling into a well in the United States or any place in the world immediately piques the interest of those working in the groundwater industry. A well may not be used because it has “gone dry,” is contaminated, or no longer serves a useful purpose. Decommissioning is the sealing of water wells or boreholes to prevent migration of contamination to the aquifer, including physical safety purposes. One may also hear terms like “plug and abandon/seal” or well destruction in this context. This webinar will address what decommissioning is; what factors should be considered in the sealing process; and how it can be achieved responsibly as local and state code may require. This offering is recommended for those new to the industry who may be taking well construction exams, as well as for experienced professionals who would benefit from a refresher.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Basic Pump Sizing Tools & Calculations
When sizing or troubleshooting any system, understanding how to use industry tools and basic calculations is vital for success. For the groundwater industry, these tools include the pump curve, friction loss charts, and solving for X. Join us for this presentation as we explain how to read these essential tools and how to use them to size a residential water supply system.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Constructing and Design a Well that is a Good Value to the Owner
Good principles of well construction and design have been proven to be a good value to the owner. The goal of all water-well professionals is to provide the best return on investment for the well owner, this is especially true for high-capacity wells. Inefficient wells are more expensive to own, operate and require more maintenance resulting in downtime. There are many materials that can be used to construct wells ranging from PVC to stainless steels, a good value for the well owner, may or may not be the cheapest well construction. Materials used in construction need to be resistant to corrosion so that the well will last for the period of its’ intended service life. Proper sizing of the filter pack, screen slot can enhance well production – including the use of glass bead filter pack can aid in well development and well efficiency.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Electrical Safety in Drilling and Pump Service
This presentation covers the basics of how to protect yourself and your employees from electrical hazards during drilling and pump service work. Attendees will get an understanding of electricity, lock-out / tag-out, ground fault circuit interrupters, circuit breakers, and arc flash protection. For each topic, we will discuss the OSHA requirements and added precautionary steps you can take to avoid electrical injuries.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Hazards Identification Tactics - Why didn’t I say stop
In this one-hour session, Dave Bowers and Brock Yordy will cover the “Coopers Code Method” and how to utilize the code for proper hazard identification and risk. Beyond outlining coopers code Brock and Dave will discuss the behavioral psychology of employees engaging in unsafe acts. Finally, the team will cover the reasons and solutions to why men and women on the job site do not say stop.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/17/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



A Contractor's Guide to VFDs
This is a practical applications guide for contractors designed to reinforce the importance of knowing the capabilities of their pump system over their ability to program a VFD. We will examine site specific conditions that cause premature failure in pump systems, and how to control the outcome after you leave the job. We will also discuss how surge protection works, and, sometimes fails to work before ending the presentation with an explanation regarding the proper tools to test pump systems, VFDs, and grounding.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Fundamentals of Electric Motors
Electric motors have been called one of the most important inventions in modern history. We use these devices everyday both at home and at work. But do we really understand how they work? In this session we will discuss the basic physical principles behind electric motors, the components of an electric motor, and the variations of electric motors used in the water well industry.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Family Business Succession: Estate Planning
As the average age of the owner of water well businesses increases, substantial numbers of businesses will transition to the next generation or to new owners. One important aspect of business succession planning is estate planning. This presentation discusses, wills, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, living wills, trusts and other estate planning tools. More importantly, the presenter will discuss ways to use these tools to successfully transition the business to the next generation.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



efficiency – All about Permanent Magnet Motors
We hear the word efficiency all around us but what does that mean? For water systems it means putting money back in your pocket every time you turn on the switch. This training covers an overview of permanent magnet (PM) motors along with the similarities and differences when compared to induction motors. You will learn what are the ideal applications for this technology and why. We will investigate VFD’s and how they’re necessary for PM technology but come with numerous benefits. Finally, we will examine some real-life case studies showing the PM technology and its success.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



From Well Digger to Groundwater Professional - Perception to Reality
How do you relate our profession to the outside world? What is the Perception of OUR industry BY society? Common terms used by most relate to "digging" a well, and we struggle to change that, but how can we, as an industry help speed that necessary change up? Learn the differences, and how we can and need to change our image to be that Professional and accelerate the change needed.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Off-Grid Water Pumping - De-Mystifying Solar for You and Your Customer
When discussing solar with both experienced and new-to-industry professionals we see trepidation around the technology. Our goal: Educate on the basics of solar water pumping as it differs from on-grid, and how a driller/installer can maximize revenue while in the field. Discuss what rates of flow are now available and how panels have evolved to improve the business case. Once in the field, discuss effective setup parallel to drilling operation, shop prep vs. field prep, startup practices, and handling failed equipment. Discuss how to educate THEIR customer on expectations from a solar installation to help level set to ensure success. Discuss how Federal/State Tax credits are positively impacting business cases, and what resources are available to use this credit to their advantage. Finish on the future: What's coming and how they can be at the forefront.
Course Date: 01/16/2023 - 01/16/2025
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Sue Tenney
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: stenney@ngwa.org
Website: http://www.ngwa.org



Worksite Safety 01: OSHA Safety Introduction (RV-10449)
This course is available online 24/7. This introductory course covers a bit of the history and functions of OSHA and how it serves to benefit workers in ways that were unprecedented before its existence.
Course Date: 11/28/2022 - 11/28/2024
Course Time: 24/7 Online Access
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: Vector Solutions
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Stephanie Tuton
Phone: (866) 546-1212
Fax: (813) 286-7992
Email: VSAccreditations@VectorSolutions.com
Website: http://www.VectorSolutions.com



Worksite Safety 05: OSHA Personal Protective Equipment (RV-10453)
This course is available online 24/7. This module covers many common forms of PPE and how to choose it, wear it and care for it.
Course Date: 11/28/2022 - 11/28/2024
Course Time: 24/7 Online Access
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: Vector Solutions
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Stephanie Tuton
Phone: (866) 546-1212
Fax: (813) 286-7992
Email: VSAccreditations@VectorSolutions.com
Website: http://www.VectorSolutions.com



Worksite Safety 08: OSHA Power Tools and Excavations (RV-10456)
This course is available online 24/7. This module will teach you the basics for keeping yourself and your co-workers out of harms way when using tools.
Course Date: 11/28/2022 - 11/28/2024
Course Time: 24/7 Online Access
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: Vector Solutions
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Stephanie Tuton
Phone: (866) 546-1212
Fax: (813) 286-7992
Email: VSAccreditations@VectorSolutions.com
Website: http://www.VectorSolutions.com



Basics of Water Resources: Groundwater Hydrology (RV-7594)
This course covers the fundamentals of water supply hydrology. From the hydrologic cycle to the nature and character of groundwater as it goes from recharge zones to discharge points, you get the basic concepts and terminology in a clear and easy-to-understand form.
Course Date: 03/01/2021 - 03/01/2023
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: Vector Solutions
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Stephanie Tuton
Phone: (866) 546-1212
Fax: (813) 286-7992
Email: VSAccreditations@VectorSolutions.com
Website: http://www.VectorSolutions.com



Water Industry Aquifer Remediation (RV-11285)
This course is divided into two key chapters. First, we are going to review some of the most common sources of groundwater contamination. And, in the second half, we are going to review some remediation alternatives to help restore the water quality of the impaired underground water resources. Through this course, engineers, architects, planners, and contractors will learn about the most common contamination sources and the industry best practices used for groundwater aquifer remediation. This training course has 4 learning modules with a 10-question exam.
Course Date: 03/01/2021 - 03/01/2023
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: Vector Solutions
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Stephanie Tuton
Phone: (866) 546-1212
Fax: (813) 286-7992
Email: VSAccreditations@VectorSolutions.com
Website: http://www.VectorSolutions.com



Drinking Water Quality - Monitoring and Security (RV-11351)
This course presents key information regarding drinking water monitoring and security required to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the general population being served by water supply facilities. Technical personnel in the design, engineering, maintenance and operations areas of facilities will find this information critical to the successful operation of water related facilities. Maintaining drinking water monitoring and security systems are critical for integrity of drinking water facilities. This course addresses critical factors that affect health, safety, and welfare of the population being served by the drinking water system.
Course Date: 03/01/2021 - 03/01/2023
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: Vector Solutions
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Contact: Stephanie Tuton
Phone: (866) 546-1212
Fax: (813) 286-7992
Email: VSAccreditations@VectorSolutions.com
Website: http://www.VectorSolutions.com



Webinar/Online
Pipeline Safety and Coordinated Response Exercise (CoRE)
The Active Learning techniques presented here cover the plan, focusing on general information regarding the pipelines located within a specific jurisdiction and how to locate them, effective emergency response to a pipeline incident, product characteristics and hazards, pipeline company identification and pipeline representative interaction through a discussion based and simulated exercise. Estimated time to cover the lesson plans is 120 minutes. The lesson plan is intended to be interactive. fl.pipeline-awareness.com/meeting_schedule
Course Date: 07/30/2021 - 07/30/2023
Course Time: 1:00 pm
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 2 S/B
Organization: Paradigm Liaison Services LLC
Location: Webinar/Online
Contact: Randall Duncan
Phone: (877) 477-1162
Fax: (316) 554-9228
Email: randalld@pdigm.com
Website: http://www.pdigm.com