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Continuing Education: Division of Drinking Water

Grade Level CEUs Required
SS, 1, 2 2 (20 hours)
3,4 3 (30 hours)

A continuing education unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in, and successful completion of, an organized and approved training education experience under qualified instruction. Certified Operators are required to obtain enough CEU’s (amount based on grade level) before renewing every 3 years.

CEU Credit Process

All CEUs for certificate renewal shall be subject to review for approval to ensure that the training is applicable to waterworks operation and meets CEU criteria.

For Operators

CEU Credit Process

All CEUs are approved on a case-by-case basis. Please submit CEU’s on a regular basis (as they happen or every month or so) with the completed CEU application and course documentation (attendance & course objectives).

  1. Complete all of the steps on the Individual CEU Application (168 KB).
    • This application quickly provides us with the information required for the database.
  2. Attach course documentation to verify attendance and to approve course objectives in order to credit CEU’s.
    • Examples: certificate of completion, sign-in sheet, and course agenda (initialed by the instructor is preferred).
  3. Email the application and course documentation to ddwopcert@utah.gov.
    • The CEU’s will be reviewed for approval by the Operator Certification Commission Secretary.

    For Training Providers

    CEU Credit Process

    All CEUs are approved on a case-by-case basis. Please submit CEU’s on a regular basis (as they happen or every month or so) with the completed CEU application and course documentation (attendance & course objectives).

    Documentation Required

    1. Complete the DDW Course Application (38 KB)
      • This application quickly provides us with the information required for the database.
    2. Include course documentation to verify attendance and to approve course objectives in order to credit CEU’s.
      • Examples: certificate of completion, sign-in sheet, and/or course agenda.

    For Water Systems

    CEU Credit Process

    All CEUs are approved on a case-by-case basis. Please submit CEU’s on a regular basis (as they happen or every month or so) with the completed CEU application and course documentation (attendance & course objectives).

    Documentation Required

    1. Complete the DDW CEU Application (Individual CEU Application (168 KB)or Course Application (38 KB))
      • This application quickly provides us with the information required for the database.
    2. Include course documentation to verify attendance and to approve course objectives in order to credit CEU’s.
      • Examples: certificate of completion, sign-in sheet, and/or course agenda.
    3. Include the Presenter’s bio and qualifications (required for in-house trainings only).

    For Pre-Authorization Requests

    Request CEU’s to be pre-authorized for your courses. It could take up to 4 weeks to get the results after all the required information is received.

    Information Required

    1. Course information
      • Course Title, Dates, Location (city & state or online), and duration (in hours).
    2. Course Outline and Objectives
      • Include hours for each topic and a description
    3. Instructor Bios.
      • Instructor Bios include a short paragraph of qualifications and experience.
    4. Provide a copy of the certificate or other documentation given to participants that shows workshop attendance.
    5. Send the pre-approval request to the Division for review and approval by sending an email to ddwopcert@utah.gov.
      • If your trainings are ongoing, you can request a Portal account to submit courses and to request CEU pre-authorizations.

    Reasons Why CEU’s Are Not Recorded:

    • We haven’t entereted them yet. Processing time is around 4-6 weeks. Please plan accordingly.
    • No certification number provided.
    • Full name not provided.
    • Multiple people with same name (and none of the above provided).
    • Can not read handwriting.
    • Training provider did not submit course to us on your behalf.
    • Topic of training not approved (ex: wastewater).
    • Incorrect/missing information (ex: no date, multiple trainings lumped into one “2016 trainings”).
    • Submitted before your 3-year period begins.
    • You just recently renewed (those CEUs were applied to previous 3-year period).

    Contact Info

    Dawnie Jacobo
    (801) 536-4217
    DDWOpCert@utah.gov