Hide Alert

Welcome to our new website. Learn more about what's new.

Continuing education for well drillers

We approve continuing education units (CEUs) for drillers in Washington and share information about CEU providers and educational opportunities.

Well operators need approved CEUs when applying for or renewing a well operator’s license in Washington. Taking continuing education classes allows drillers to stay informed about job safety, industry changes, and technological advances.

I want to...

Send my CEUs to wclo@ecy.wa.gov

Find an approved CEU course

Approved continuing education courses for 2018

Title CEUs Location(s) Date(s) 2018
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Richland, WA Mar. 31
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Spokane, WA Mar. 30
PNWGWA Pacific Northwest Groundwater Exposition  Various Portland, OR Mar. 16-17
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Kelso, WA Mar. 10
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Tacoma, WA Mar. 9
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Tumwater WA Jan. 19


Approved continuing education courses for 2017

Title CEUs Location(s) Date(s) 2017
Groundwater Week - NGWA Convention Various Nashville, TN Dec. 5-7
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Kelso, WA Nov. 11
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Tacoma, WA Nov. 10
Idaho Groundwater Association - CEC Workshop Various Coeur d' Alene, ID Nov. 10
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Spokane, WA Nov. 3
Oregon Groundwater Association 2017 Fall Convention Various Redmond, OR Oct. 27-28
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Spokane, WA Oct. 27
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Fall Convention Various Wenatchee, WA Oct. 6-7
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Lynnwood, WA Sept. 8
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Mt. Vernon, WA June 23
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Wenatchee, WA May 19
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Seattle, WA May 5
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Richland, WA March 25
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Spokane, WA March 24
Oregon Ground Water Association Spring Technical Seminar  Various Wilsonville, OR March 17-18
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Longview, WA March 17
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Kelso, WA March 11
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Tacoma, WA March 10
IGWA Annual Convention Various Nampa, ID Jan. 25-26
Mountain States Groundwater Expo Various Laughlin, NV Feb. 9-10
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Tumwater, WA Jan. 13

Additionally, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries offers workshops that qualify for CEUs.

Approved continuing education courses from 2016

Check if any classes you have taken in the past qualified for CEUs.

Title CEUs Location(s) Date(s) 2016
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Tumwater  WA Dec. 16
Introduction to Drilling Fluids – Baroid Industrial Drilling Fluids  Call: 425-501-5230 7 Pasco, WA (Preferred Pump) Dec. 15
Groundwater Week - NGWA Convention Various Las Vegas, NV Dec. 6-8
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Kelso, WA Nov. 19
Idaho Groundwater Association - CEC Workshop Various Coeur d' Alene, ID Nov. 18
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Renton, WA Nov. 18
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Tacoma, WA Nov. 18
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Spokane, WA Oct. 29
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Spokane, WA Oct. 21
Optimizing & Managing Groundwater Supplies  by Shannon & Wilson, Inc., Sponsored by Evergreen Rural Water of WA 6 Lacey, WA Oct. 5
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Fall Convention Various Pasco, WA Sept. 30 and Oct. 1
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Edmonds, WA Sept. 9
Optimizing & Managing Groundwater Supplies by Shannon & Wilson, Inc., Sponsored by Evergreen Rural Water of WA 6 Coulee City, WA Aug. 24
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Tacoma, WA June 24
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Pasco  WA May 6
Idaho Ground Water Association - CEC Workshop Various Lewiston, ID April 29
Labor and Industries Contractor Training Day - Free Various Longview, WA March 25
National Groundwater Association - Pacific Northwest Groundwater Exposition (more information) Possible 14 Portland, OR March 18-19
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Kelso, WA March 12
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Tacoma, WA March 11
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Richland, WA Feb. 27
WSGWA Driller and Pump Installer Seminar 7 Spokane, WA Feb. 26
Oregon Groundwater Association Spring - Technical Seminar (more information) Various Wilsonville, OR Feb. 11-13
Mt. States Groundwater Expo (more information) Various Laughlin, NV Feb. 11-12
Recovery Training For the Drilling Industry 4 Butte, MT Jan. 5

Find an approved CEU provider

We work with CEU providers to approve education plans and curricula for the well drilling community.

Here is a list of approved education providers and instructors:

Title, Company Name Online Training Address Contact
American Groundwater Trust   16 Centre Street
Concord, NH 03301
Garret Graaskamp
603-228-5444
TrustInfo@agwt.org
HVAC School
AnytimeCE Wells Combo Course 1-3
(6 CEUs total)
Online Training PO Box 150
Mountlake Terrace, WA  98036
Ben Engelking
425-778-2510
hvac@hvacschool.com
Baroid Industrial Drilling Fluids   213 S 18th Ave
Yakima, WA  98902
Jack Sowers
425-501-5230
jack.sowers@halliburton.com
Cascade Drilling, L.P.
www.Cascade Drilling.com
  13600 SE Ambler Rd
Clackamas, OR 97015
Kathy Metzger
503-775-4118
CETCO
www.cetco.com
  306 Windsor Court
Spearfish  SD  57783
Robert Oliver
605-717-2032
EnergX, LLC.   1802 Terminal Drive
Richland, WA  99354
Joan Howard
509-946-9654
Firepoint Training Associates, LLC
Basic First Aid/CPR/AED
3 CEUs total)
  PO Box 837
Yakima, WA  98907
James Martinez
509-961-4911
rescuebreath@msn.com
Franklin Electric Company   102 E. Central, Ste. C
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Keith Hall
479-427-8045
khall@fele.com
Fycraft, LLC.   297 44th Ave NE
Salem, OR 97301
Gerald Pfeifer
503-315-7156
GENPRO Energy Solutions
www.genproenergy.com
  13261 Timberline Plaza #B
Piedmont, SD 57769
Wayne Windenberg
866-593-0777
Geo-Connections, Incorporated
www.geoconnectionsinc.com
  PO Box 137
Elkton, SD 57026
Charles Remund
605-542-7391
Geoprobe Systems
www.geoprobe.com
  601 N Broadway
Salina, KS 67401
Todd Courbot
800-436-7762
Goulds Water Technology
www.goulds.com
(E-learning program ‘Basic Water Systems Training’
is approved for ½ (0.5 CEUs) hours of continuing
education for Washington water well drillers)
Online Training 2127 Blue Heron Dr
Delavan, WI  53115
Susan O’Grady
224-406-1093
HD Fowler Corporation   1100 River Road
Yakima, WA 98902
Jeff Parkey
509-248-8400
Hydraulic Training Association, Incorporated
www.htahydraulics.com
  33016 NW Sandberg Road
Scappoose, OR 97056
J Eric Freimuth
503-543-7791
jefreimuth@centurytell.net
International School of Well Drilling
www.welldrillingschool.com
Online Training 5039 Lakeview Lane
Lakeland, FL 33811
John Mastropietro
863-648-1565
Mountain States Ground Water Association
www.mountainstatesgroundwater.com
  950 E Baseline Rd. #104-1025
Tempe, AZ 85283
Jan Oster
480-299-4583
National Drilling Association
National Drilling Association
Online Training 4036 Center RD Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
Becky McWilliam
877-632-4748
info@nda4u.com
National Ground Water Association
National Ground Water Association
  601 Dempsey Road
Westerville, OH 43081
Barbette Howell
614-898-7791
bowell@ngwa.org
National Highway Institute
National Highway Institute
  1310 N. Courthouse Rd. Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
Carolyn Eberhard
703-235-0952
O’Keefe Drilling
okeefedrilling.com
  PO Box 3810
Butte, MT 59701
Maggie Ryan
406-494-3310
Oregon Groundwater Association
www.ogwasite.org
  PO Box 21285
Keizer, OR  97307
Nancy Sippel
503-390-7080
Shannon & Wilson, Inc.   15335 181st Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
Jim Bailey
425-422-9013
jsb@shanwil.com
Thomas Hanna   29506 Buckboard Lane
Evergreen, CO
Thom Hanna
303-679-8749
USGS Water Science Center
USGS Tacoma Seminar Series
  934 Broadway Street
Suite 300, Tacoma, WA 98402
Sandy Williamson
253-552-1683
Washington State Ground Water Association
www.wsgwa.org
  PO Box 813
Burlington, WA  98233-0813
Colleen Mastro
206-351-6384
Washington State Labor and Industries
Contractor Training Days
CEUs, Location, Dates
  PO Box 44400
Olympia, WA 98504
Shari Purves-Reiter
360-902-4733
WYO-BEN Incorporated
www.wyoben.com
  PO Box 1979
Billings, MT 59103
Robert Stichman
406-652-6351

Send proof of your credits

Drillers must send proof of their continuing education before applying for a new license or renewing an existing license.

Mail your proof of continuing education to:

Water Resources Program, Well Construction
Department of Ecology
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600

Or email us at wclo@ecy.wa.gov.