CE Requirements for Licensure

62-531.300 Application Requirements for Water Well Contractors.
(1) The Water Management Districts shall accept applications for licensing as a water well contractor from any person who is at least 18 years of age, has knowledge of those rules adopted by the Department and the District which deal with the regulation of water wells, has at least two years experience in constructing, repairing, or abandoning wells, and has taken and completed a minimum of twelve 12 approved coursework hours earned in the two-year period directly preceding the last day (July 31st) of the biennial renewal cycle.
Note: If a water well contractor has received his or her first license within 180 days before the end of the biennium renewal of licenses, the continuing education requirements shall be waived for the licensee’s first renewal cycle.

62-531.330 Water Well Contractor License Renewal.
3) Water well contractor licenses shall be renewed only after the license holder has completed twelve (12) approved coursework hours for CEC earned in the two-year period directly preceding the last day (July 31st) of the biennial renewal cycle.

Example: Twelve (12) CE credits earned during the CEC accrual period, from August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2023, can be used towards license renew for the August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2025, contractor biennial licensing cycle.


The 2021-2023 renewal cycle, which allows you to drill for 2023-2025, ends on July 31, 2023. If you do not renew your license and complete your CE credits prior to this date, your license will become 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.

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.