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Continuing Education: Division of Drinking Water

Water operators’ certifications are due for renewal every 3-years on December 31st. Operators are required to obtain CEUs before applying for Renewal. The 3-year cycle for CEUs begins the following year on January 1st after passing the exam and then on January 1st after the expiration date once the certificate’s renewal requirements are met.  Operators may track their certification, CEUs, and expiration date on the Certification Report.

CEU By Grade Level

Grade LevelCEUs Required
SS, 1, 22 (20 hours)
3,43 (30 hours)

A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in, & successful completion of, an organized & approved training education experience under qualified instruction.  All CEUs for certificate renewal shall be subject to review for approval to insure that the training is applicable to waterworks operation and meets CEU criteria.  Identification of approved training, appropriate CEU or credit assignment and verification of successful completion is the responsibility of the Secretary to the Commission.

CEU Conversions

15 mins0.025
30 mins0.05
1 hour0.1
10 hours1.0

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Find opportunities for in-person or online training.

Submit a request for a DDW presenter. All requests are subject to availability.

Steps for Applying for Continuing Education Credit

A completed application with a course description and course documentation is required for CEU submissions. An agenda, a discussion outline, or some language describing the course content and the subjects covered is required for credit approval. All CEU’s shall be subject to review for approval to ensure that the training is applicable to waterworks operation & meets CEU criteria. Incomplete CEU submissions will be rejected.

  1. Fill out and complete the steps on the CEU Application.
  2. Include a detailed course description for credit approval.
    • This may be included in the course description field or attached.
  3. Instructor bios are required for in-house training & CEU pre-approval requests.
    • This includes the instructor’s full name, organization, email (optional), and a short bio about the instructor’s experience and qualifications.
  4. Provide a copy of the certificate or other documentation given to participants that shows attendance.
  5. Submit the course for review and credit approval to the Division.

Not all training providers submit an attendance list and course information to the Division. If you are missing credit, please let us know the dates and titles of training and we will check the attendance list on record. If you are not included on the list, the training provider may send a written request to the Division to update attendance records or operators may apply for credit.

CEU Portal

Water systems and training providers may request a Portal account to submit CEUs electronically. The Portal will give you access to create courses, to see the status of those courses (submitted, accepted, or rejected), and to submit CEU pre-authorization requests. If a course is rejected, an explanation will be provided and it can be resubmitted if more information is required.


Dawnie Jacobo (DDWOpCert@utah.gov): (385) 272-5038

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