2021 Continuing Education

WWWA members pay only $18 per session! (Total of $108 for 6.0 CE)

Non-member rate is $30/session($180 for 6.0 CE)

This year we are excited to offer you virtual continuing education on a dedicated Virtual Learning Platform! No program downloading, zoom video calls or day off from work required.

You will be able to access training any day/time that is convenient for you. Courses will be broken down into hour-long segments so you can complete one hour on a rainy afternoon or do three hours of education over a weekend. Your training schedule is up to you!

You will also be able to see your completed credits in real-time and print off completion certificates immediately after finishing your course. 

Below is a list of classes that will be offered on the Virtual Learning Platform. This list will be updated as more classes are approved and finalized. The official launch of the CE Virtual Learning Platform will be announced via mail and email, soon!

We are honored to provide this education service for you and thank you for your patience during these ever-changing times.

-Wisconsin Water Well Board of Directors and Staff

2021 WWWA Continuing Education (CE) Sessions

The official launch of the CE Virtual Learning Platform will be announced via mail and email, soon!

Approved for credit by the DNR:

Be Red Cross Ready
Nick Cluppert, American Red Cross
Approved by DNR for: 1.0 Pump Installer; 1.0 Well Driller; 1.0 Heat Exchange Well Driller credits
This presentation provided by Red Cross will cover disaster preparedness information around general preparedness as well as specific information related to Winter Weather/Cold and Extreme Heat. This will help individuals be better prepared for these types of emergencies and provide guidance on how to recognize different physical signs and symptoms related to cold and extreme heat.

Solar Pumping Solutions and Application
Tim Nelesen, Franklin-Electric
Approved by DNR for: 1.0 Pump Installer; 1.0 Well Driller; 1.0 Heat Exchange Well Driller credits
Solar-powered solutions have become more prevalent in recent years. Applying solar-powered pumps to well systems has become more achievable and is less complicated/expensive than you may think. This session will cover where and how to apply solar-powered well pumps.

Groundwater Project through Proper Septic Systems
Sara Heger, University of Minnesota, Onsite Sewage Treatment Program
Approved by DNR for: 1.0 Pump Installer; 1.0 Well Driller; 1.0 Heat Exchange Well Driller credits
Septic systems are one source of potential contamination to groundwater. This presentation will discuss how proper septic system design, installation and management treats the contaminants found in human wastewater. Emerging issues of chemicals and nitrogen removal will be discussed.

Nebraska Water Well Grouting Study
Tom Christopherson, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Approved by DNR for: 1.0 Pump Installer; 1.0 Well Driller; 1.0 Heat Exchange Well Driller credits
Tom Christopherson from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services discusses the results from a study of grout used to seal water wells. In a series of several unique videos, he will demonstrate the success and failure of different types of grout well seals.

Drilling Reactive Clay & Shale
Jim Hutmacher, Wyo-Ben
Approved by DNR for: 1.0 Well Driller; 1.0 Heat Exchange Well Driller credits
Anyone who has spent any amount of time in the drilling industry has had problems with reactive clay and shale. We have learned it will swell, cave, be sticky, cause bit balling and mud rings. These problems all cause a loss in penetration rates, production, and efficiency. This short presentation will give some suggestions on how to solve some of these problems as you adapt them to your own personal experiences. We will discuss testing, the use of polymers, and better drilling practices to increase your success.

Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)
Tony Eisinger, Franklin-Electric
Approved by DNR for: 1.0 Pump Installer; 1.0 Well Driller; 1.0 Heat Exchange Well Driller credits
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) give us a lot of flexibility other than just the standard constant pressure benefits. With fully functional VFDs, we can use advanced programming features, relays, and integration to accomplish creative control tasks to solve an issue in the field. This workshop will discuss examples of these unique applications and how VFDs accomplished the desired solution.

Water Well Rehabilitations Chemicals & Best Practices
Kristine Kinzel, Laval Underground
Approved by DNR for: 1.0 Pump Installer; 1.0 Well Driller; 1.0 Heat Exchange Well Driller credits
Picking a chemical for a well rehabilitation project can be difficult, but by asking the right questions and doing research, you can find the best solution for your project. This session will discuss how to do this specifically for Iron Bacteria Biofouling and Mineral Scaling issues downhole.

Sessions Coming Soon…

High Efficiency Submersible Motors Submitted
Tim Nelesen, Franklin-Electric
Awaiting DNR determination
This session on High-Efficiency Submersible Motors – Permanent Magnet Motors v. Induction motors. Line Shaft Turbine v. Submersible Installations will talk about the differences between standard submersible induction motors and improved efficiency submersible permanent magnet motors. Additionally, we will discuss the differences, positives and negatives regarding submersible v line shaft turbine installations.