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. Please note: effective August 1, 2005 only three hours of CE credit may be obtained online.
New Online e-Permitting for Water Well Construction Systems Training
Monday, August 27th - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm SJRWMD - Maitland Service Center- Wekiva/Econ Rooms; Tuesday, August 28th - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm SJRWMD - Palm Bay Service Center- Blue Cypress Room; Wednesday, August 29th - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm FDEP NE District, 8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (Rooms 1A & 1B); Friday, August 31st - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm SJRWMD - Palatka Headquarters- Resource Management Building - Room 136a. The St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) has revised the e-Permitting system for water well construction to improve the end user experience and make the application process more efficient. The revised e-Permitting system is scheduled to go live September 2018. Ces will be available at no charge for licensed attendees. Training dates for SRWMD and NWFWMD will be available on those districts websites.
Course Date: 08/27/2018 - 08/31/2018
Course Time: 1 PM - 3 PM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 2 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: St. Johns River WMD
Location: Multiple. See description below.
Contact: Wesley Curtis
Phone: (386) 329-4252
Fax:
Email: wcurtis@sjrwmd.com
Website: https://www.sjrwmd.com/



New E-Permitting System Demonstration
SRWMD's online E-permitting system has undergone major revisions to streamline the permitting process and make it more user-friendly. These revisions will go "live" in early September and the training will familiarize Water Well Contractors with the new system. The same online water well permitting system will be used by SJRWMD, SRWMD and NWFWMD. There is no fee to attend this course.
Course Date: 08/29/2018 - 08/29/2018
Course Time: 5PM - 8PM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 3 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: Suwannee River WMD
Location: SRWMD Headquarters
Address: 9225 CR 49
Live Oak, FL 32060
Contact: Warren Zwanka
Phone: (386) 362-1001
Fax:
Email: Warren.Zwanka@srwmd.org
Website: http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us/



"Oveview of Well Site & Permitting Procedures For Safe Wells & Treatment Plants" and "SWFWMD's New Website & Well Construction Permitting within DEP Institutional Control Areas"
This is a two part course (1 hour each). 6:00 pm - First course will cover the overview of criteria needed for public supply water system permits and repairs to permitted public supply wter systems. 7:15 pm - Second course will cover the overview to SWFWMD's new website and discuss the permitting of water wells within FDEP institutional control areas. $15 includes dinner and the courses.
Course Date: 09/06/2018 - 09/06/2018
Course Time: 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 2 R/R, 0 S/B
Organization: West Coast Chapter - FGWA
Location: Beef O Brady's
Address: 812 W Dr. Martin Luthur King Blvd
Seffner, FL 33584
Contact: Sherwood Hall
Phone: (352) 848-0038
Fax: (813) 968-9244
Email: swh8800@yahoo.com
Website:



FGWA Membership Meeting
The first hour will include an update on the latest news and business for the association and what can be expected for 2019 as well as an update on the 2019 legislative session and what bills and rules will have an impact on FGWA members and the water well construction industry. The second hour will include a presentation on Troubleshooting Basics. We will discuss the definition of troubleshooter and explore the mindset, tools and talents that make a good troubleshooting expert. We will discuss steps that contractors should use to effectively and efficiently determine the issues with a pump system and how to correct them.
Course Date: 09/08/2018 - 09/08/2018
Course Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: FGWA
Location: Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
Address: 105 N. Bayshore Dr.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Contact: Danielle Jessup
Phone: (850) 205-5641
Fax: (850) 222-3019
Email: djessup@executiveoffice.org
Website: http://www.fgwa.org



2018 National Drilling Association Convention
The 2018 NDA Convention presentations have been approved for 6 hours of S/B CE Credits. Approved coursework includes: Chilean Miners Rescue - When Failure is Not an Option, Case Study - Expansion Lock and Dam Project, Environmental Drilling, Safety: When it Blows Apart, Environmental Innovations - When we ask "What if?", New Down-Hole Tolols to Improve Core Drilling Efficiency, All Chapter Meeting
Course Date: 09/21/2018 - 09/21/2018
Course Time: 7AM-4:30PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 6 S/B
Organization: National Drilling Association
Location: Te Bertram Inn & Conference Center
Address: 600 N Aurora Rd
Aurora, OH 44202
Contact: Becky McWilliam
Phone: (877) 632-4748
Fax: (216) 803-9900
Email: becky@nda4u.com
Website: http://www.nda4u.com



Online Courses
Groundwater Basics
Program discusses the origin of groundwater, hydologic cycle, groundwater fundamentals, aquifers, groundwater resource and groundwater sustainability.
Course Date: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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



Basic Geology
A review of the geologic events that resulted in the formation of the earth's water resources.
Course Date: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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



Pumps 401
Pumps 401, basic troubleshooting of jet, centrifugal, and submersible pumps.
Course Date: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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



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: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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 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: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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



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: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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



Aquifer Storage Recovery
This course will cover ASR technology and storage, Florida Everglades Restoration Project, ASR applications, ASR water storage bubble, uses for ASR wells, public concerns, solutions for aquifer pollution, contaminates of aquifers and more.
Course Date: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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



Generic Well Abandonment
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: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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



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: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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



Drilling Methods
A review of classification methods, hole making methods, hand driven well illustration, jetted wells, cable tool drilling method, auger drilling, rotary drilling, basic rotary operation, rotary fluid circulation, down hole hammer drilling, reverse circulation rotary drilling methods,
Course Date: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2018
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



NDA Drilling Safety Certification
This training used the National Drilling Association's Safety Guide and certification exam. The Safety Guide is the guideline for the safe operation of drilling equipment.The candidate must score 80% or higher on the exam in order to receive the certification. $100 members $200 non-members
Course Date: 08/03/2017 - 08/03/2019
Course Time: 3 Hours
Course Level: BASIC
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
This training uses the National Drilling Association's Driller's Manual and a certification exam. The purpose of this training is to provide information regarding drilling methods and well installation that will enable the driller to better participate as a member of a team together with scientists, engineers and geologists. The candidate must score 80% or higher on the exam in order to receive the certification. $100 members, $200 non-members. Course is 6 hours however only 3 online hours may be obtained for FL WWC License.
Course Date: 08/03/2017 - 08/03/2019
Course Time: 6 Hours
Course Level: Basic
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 Groundwater Knowledge Certification
This training includes geology questions related to groundwater parameters. This exam uses the NDA Drillers 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. Course is 4 hours however only 3 online hours may be obtained for FL WWC License.
Course Date: 08/03/2017 - 08/03/2019
Course Time: 4 Hours
Course Level: BASIC
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



Basic Geotechnical Procedures Qualification 101
3 hour online course that will include a 50 questions/multiple choice exam covering basic geotechnical procedures.
Course Date: 03/16/2018 - 03/16/2020
Course Time: 3 HOURS
Course Level: Basic
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



Business Management: Brief Overview (RV-5655)
This course is available online 24/7. This course is aimed at helping contractors manage their business. Topics covered include: defining business management, the five critical management areas, developing comprehensive business and financial plans
Course Date: 05/20/2017 - 05/20/2019
Course Time: Online
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: RedVector.com, LLC
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Address: Online
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Contact: Ellen Sakamoto
Phone: (813) 425-7372
Fax: (813) 286-7992
Email: ellen.sakamoto@redvector.com
Website: http://www.redvector.com



Running Your Own Consulting Business: Getting Started (RV-6723)
This course is available online 24/7. This course presents the realities and specifics of starting your own consulting business. It is intended for those who are contemplating a new career in consulting, ready to start a career in consulting or are interested in learning more about consulting and small businesses.
Course Date: 05/20/2017 - 05/20/2019
Course Time: Online
Course Level: Advanced
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 2 S/B
Organization: RedVector.com, LLC
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Address: Online
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Contact: Ellen Sakamoto
Phone: (813) 425-7372
Fax: (813) 286-7992
Email: ellen.sakamoto@redvector.com
Website: http://www.redvector.com



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: 05/20/2017 - 05/20/2019
Course Time: Online
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: RedVector.com, LLC
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Address: Online
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Contact: Ellen Sakamoto
Phone: (813) 425-7372
Fax: (813) 286-7992
Email: ellen.sakamoto@redvector.com
Website: http://www.redvector.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: 05/20/2017 - 05/20/2019
Course Time: Online
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: RedVector.com, LLC
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Address: Online
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Contact: Ellen Sakamoto
Phone: (813) 425-7372
Fax: (813) 286-7992
Email: ellen.sakamoto@redvector.com
Website: http://www.redvector.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: 05/20/2017 - 05/20/2019
Course Time: Online
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: RedVector.com, LLC
Location: 24/7 Online Access
Address: Online
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Contact: Ellen Sakamoto
Phone: (813) 425-7372
Fax: (813) 286-7992
Email: ellen.sakamoto@redvector.com
Website: http://www.redvector.com