(a)  All certified operators shall complete six contact hours of Board approved training each year following the year of initial certification.  The Board shall approve training if it determines that the subject matter of the training is relevant to water treatment facility operation, and to the professional growth of operators.  Training providers shall submit an attendance roster to the Board after completion of the training event.  Ultimately proof of professional growth hours is the responsibility of the operator. The roster shall contain the operator's certification ID number or the last four digits of the Social Security number.

(b)  The organization providing the training shall give each participant a certificate or other proof of completion which includes the name of the provider, the provider's address, and contact person with telephone number.  The proof of completion shall identify the name of the participant, the number of contact hours completed, the course name, the instructor's name, and the date of the training received.  For in-house training, an instructor from outside of the organization shall provide the training.

(c)  The Board shall mail renewal notices to operators prior to the renewal date and shall state whether the Board has a record of their professional growth hours for the preceding year.  If the Board does not have a record of professional growth for an operator, the operator must provide proof of the required six contact hours of training at the time of annual certification renewal.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90A-25.1; 90A-26;

Eff. August 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2008; August 1, 2004; August 1, 2000.