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FAQ’s for Continuing Education

What is a CEU?

"Continuing Education Unit" - given for continuing education. CEUs may be given in the form of classroom time or a seminar, self-study programs, and conferences. For operators, one CEU equals 10 hours of continuing education contact time.

CEUs are required at each renewal cycle. Please make sure the courses you take are complete during the two years directly preceding the request for license renewal. Courses taken during that period will be applied as credit earned for that renewal cycle only.

What is a Provider?

A Provider is a nonprofit organization or educational institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that will be approving courses for CEUs. The Operator Certification Program will not be approving every course and does NOT have a list of all the courses approved. You need to contact one or all of the Providers to obtain an approved course list.

Will training courses taken for meeting the application for examination requirement be accepted for CEUs?

YES, but only if you are taking a course required for the next license class. For example, if you have a “C” license, you must take the required training courses for the “B” license (within the renewal period) for the training course to count as CEU credit. You cannot have a “C” license and take the course for your “A” license. It is only for the next class.


Need further assistance or information regarding the program?

Email operator.certification@dep.state.fl.us, phone 850-245-7500, fax 850-245-8410 or write to:

Operator Certification Program
Division of Water Resource Management
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3506
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
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November 15, 2017 - 11:40am

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