Continuing Education Opportunities 

To help answer questions ahead of time about this new system, we HIGHLY recommend watching a short "How-To" video and reading the FAQ section below. This system and registration process is new and unlike anything we've done in the past, so watching this video will help set you up for success!

How-To Video: Registering and Completing CE

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and payment processing will be available starting on March 10th.
  • You do not have to register or complete classes on March 10th, that is just the day it opens and registration becomes available
  • Your training schedule is up to you! You can register and take classes up until December 1, 2021
  • Registration is available on the website. The link to registration will be on the main page under Quick Links, there will be a button, "Sign Up for CE" - more details are explained in the quick "How-To" video
  • For licensing renewal questions and deadlines, please refer to the WI DNR
Training is INDIVIDUAL
  • Make sure you are signed in to your own account when registering and viewing the sessions, to receive proper CE credit.
  • If multiple people are using the same computer to complete CE, make sure you are logging out of one profile before you switch to another. 
Logging in to the system requires a password and a username
  • If you receive our regular emails, you will receive a Password Reset email on March 10th. That email will include your individual username and a link to reset your password.
  • Your password and username will be used to register and sign in to CE. Please log in before signing up for CE.
  • Make note of your password and do not share with others- more details.
  • IMPORTANT: If you are not seeing the Password Reset email on March 10th, please be sure to check your spam or junk folders. Search for the email subject line: Welcome!-New Website, Learning Platform, and Password
There is a post-presentation quiz.
  • If for any reason you fail the quiz you can retake it without having to rewatch the video. 
  • The quiz will open/be available once the video presentation is watched entirely, more details in the "How-To" Video

Viewing the instructional video is HIGHLY recommended. No webcam or microphone needed to complete continuing education. 

Pricing - Discounted registration to WWWA events is just one of the benefits of belonging to WWWA!

Members pay $108 for 6.0 credit hours or $18 per session
Non-Members pay $180 for 6.0 credit hours or $30 per session

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 CE Virtual Learning Platform launches March 10th and classes are available through December 1st, 2021.

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)


2021 WWWA Continuing Education (CE) Sessions- Available March 10th through December 1st

Pump Installer- Red, Well Driller- Blue, Heat Exchange Well Driller- Green

Approved for credit by the DNR:

Safety Around a Drilling Rig
Matthew Kouba, Kouba Drilling

Approved by DNR for: 1.0 Pump Installer1.0 Well Driller1.0 Heat Exchange Well Driller credits
Rig safety is critical for well drillers, pump installers and for all who use it. Identifying problem areas and what to expect around a well drilling rig will help save lives. This presentation will go through a step-by-step drill rig safety protocol and discuss the proper safety equipment to wear.

Be Red Cross Ready
Nick Cluppert, American Red Cross
Approved by DNR for: 
1.0 Pump Installer1.0 Well Driller1.0 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 Installer1.0 Well Driller1.0 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 Installer1.0 Well Driller1.0 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 Installer1.0 Well Driller1.0 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 Driller1.0 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.

UV Technology Basics
David Ries, Regional Sales Manager Trojan Technologies Residential Division (VIQUA)
Approved by DNR for:
 1.0 Pump Installer1.0 Well Driller credits
The presentation will focus on UV technology basics. Touching on how to promote UV, disinfection differences and the changes in regulation around UV in WI.

Water Well Rehabilitations Chemicals & Best Practices
Kristine Kinzel, Laval Underground
Approved by DNR for: 
1.0 Pump Installer and 1.0 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.

High Efficiency Submersible Motors
Tim Nelesen, Franklin-Electric
Approved by DNR for: 1.0 Pump Installer credit
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 of submersible permanent magnet motors. Additionally, we will discuss the differences, positives and negatives regarding submersible v line shaft turbine installations.

Presentations Coming Soon...

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Update-FREE SESSION
Marty Nessman, Private Water Section Chief, Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Approved by DNR for: 1.0 Pump Installer1.0 Well Driller1.0 Heat Exchange Well Driller credits
In a similar way to how the DNR has presented from the WWWA Groundwater Conference in the past, our new Private Water Section Chief, Marty Nessman will share updates on recent DNR staffing updates and position/funding sources and the work DNR performs with those; Code updates and implementation issues; WCR/WAR data from 2020; information on special projects, special casing depth area revisions, geology coding of WCRs; online WCR enhancements; enforcement and technology updates; Well Driller Viewer enhancements and more.
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 credit
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.