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.
VFD Basics and Hands on Programing
Coast Pump: 1701 Cattleman Rd. Sarasota, FL 1. Introduction to Power a. 1 phase vs. 3 phase b. 115v, 230v, 460v 2. 3 Phase power variations a. True 3 phase b. Open delta c. Y delta 3. Safety Precautions 4. Above Ground vs. Submersible applications a. Minimum speeds and the effects 5. Affinity Laws a. Speed vs. performance vs. Horsepower required. 6. Tank Sizing for VFD’s 7. Government rebates for VFD systems 8. Overload Settings a. Max amps vs. Service Factor Amps b. 1 Phase vs. 3 Phase overload settings 9. Breaker and Generator sizing for VFD’s 10. Hands on Programing and Demos
Course Date: 06/16/2017 - 06/16/2017
Course Time: 10AM-1PM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 3 S/B
Organization: Goulds Water Technology
Location: Coast Pump
Address: 1130 12th Ave NE
Palmetto, FL
Contact: Nicholas Matthews
Phone: (201) 248-0191
Fax: (407) 593-1425
Email: nicholas.matthews@xyleminc.com
Website:



Water Well Contractors 12 Hour Workshop
This course includes the following topics: Introduction and Current Events, Scope of the Drilling Industry, Florida Aquifers, Brackish Groundwater, What a Hydrologist Does, Variable Frequency Drives, Geotechnical Drilling & Sampling, Well Abandonment, Well Rehab 1, Well Development, Groundwater Basics, Pumps 401 and Drilling Safety
Course Date: 06/24/2017 - 06/24/2017
Course Time: 7:00AM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 7 R/R, 5 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: Facility TBD
Address: TBD
Daytona Beach, FL
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Water Well Contractors 12 Hour Workshop
This course includes the following topics: Introduction and Current Events, Scope of the Drilling Industry, Florida Aquifers, Brackish Groundwater, What a Hydrologist Does, Variable Frequency Drives, Geotechnical Drilling & Sampling, Well Abandonment, Well Rehab 1, Well Development, Groundwater Basics, Pumps 401 and Drilling Safety
Course Date: 07/08/2017 - 07/08/2017
Course Time: 7:00AM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 7 R/R, 5 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: Facility TBD
Address: TBD
Pensacola, FL
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Water Well Contractors 12 Hour Workshop
This course includes the following topics: Introduction and Current Events, Scope of the Drilling Industry, Florida Aquifers, Brackish Groundwater, What a Hydrologist Does, Variable Frequency Drives, Geotechnical Drilling & Sampling, Well Abandonment, Well Rehab 1, Well Development, Groundwater Basics, Pumps 401 and Drilling Safety
Course Date: 07/15/2017 - 07/15/2017
Course Time: 7:00AM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 7 R/R, 5 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: Facility TBD
Address: TBD
Tampa, FL
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Water Well Contractors 12 Hour Workshop
This course includes the following topics: Introduction and Current Events, Scope of the Drilling Industry, Florida Aquifers, Brackish Groundwater, What a Hydrologist Does, Variable Frequency Drives, Geotechnical Drilling & Sampling, Well Abandonment, Well Rehab 1, Well Development, Groundwater Basics, Pumps 401 and Drilling Safety
Course Date: 07/22/2017 - 07/22/2017
Course Time: 7:00AM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 7 R/R, 5 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: Facility TBD
Address: TBD
Lake City, FL
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Water Well Contractors 12 Hour Workshop
This course includes the following topics: Introduction and Current Events, Scope of the Drilling Industry, Florida Aquifers, Brackish Groundwater, What a Hydrologist Does, Variable Frequency Drives, Geotechnical Drilling & Sampling, Well Abandonment, Well Rehab 1, Well Development, Groundwater Basics, Pumps 401 and Drilling Safety
Course Date: 07/29/2017 - 07/29/2017
Course Time: 7:00AM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 7 R/R, 5 S/B
Organization: International School Of Well Drilling
Location: Facility TBD
Address: TBD
Orlando, FL
Contact: Lorraine Mastropietro
Phone: (863) 648-1565
Fax: (863) 701-8268
Email: director@welldrillingschool.com
Website: http://www.welldrillingschool.com



Generic Well Tank Sizing
General outline on Generic Well Tank Sizing.
Course Date: 09/07/2017 - 09/07/2017
Course Time: 6:00 PM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: West Coast Chapter - FGWA
Location: Beef O' Brady's
Address: 812 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Seffner, FL 33584
Contact: Sherwood Hall
Phone: (352) 848-0038
Fax: (813) 968-9244
Email: swh8800@yahoo.com
Website:



FGWA Quarterly Membership Meeting
FGWA Membership Meeting will take place from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM to inform members of the operations, legislative initiatives and upcoming events for FGWA. From 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Dan Painter with Flint and Walling will present on VFD…Selling Value & Protection. Variable Frequency Drives are often sold for the sole purpose of providing “Constant Pressure”. However, huge advantages that a VFD provides, is frequently overlooked such as, protection of the pump and water system and immense amounts of energy savings. This course will walk attendees through all the “on-board “diagnostics, protection and energy savings that VFD’s have to offer, ultimately, increasing the life of the entire water system. Additionally, various programming options will be discussed for a variety of applications. Lastly, contractors will understand and be able to communicate the value & protection VFD’s provide to their respective customers due to increased knowledge of this increasingly popular component of a water system. Meeting attendance is FREE but you must RSVP. Visit www.fgwa.org to register.
Course Date: 09/16/2017 - 09/16/2017
Course Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 1 R/R, 1 S/B
Organization: FGWA
Location: Sheraton Bay Pointe Resort & Spa
Address: 4114 Jan Cooley Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Contact: Danielle Jessup
Phone: (850) 205-5641
Fax: (850) 222-3019
Email: djessup@executiveoffice.org
Website: http://www.fgwa.org



Online Courses
FL Water Well CE
Modules 1-3: Hydrology, Seals and Liners, Sinkholes
Course Date: 03/30/2016 - 03/30/2018
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: admin@allstarCE.com
Website: http://www.AllstarCE.com



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 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 Date: 07/27/2015 - 07/27/2017
Course Level: BASIC
Hours/Type: 4 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 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.
Course Date: 07/27/2015 - 07/27/2017
Course Time: ONLINE
Course Level: Basic
Hours/Type: 0 R/R, 6 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 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.
Course Date: 07/27/2015 - 07/27/2017
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



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