If you have a water treatment, distribution, or bottled water certification with the Kentucky Division of Water, you probably know that you need to renew your certification by June 30 of every even-numbered year. You might even know that you need continuing education units (CEUs) for that renewal.
But what’s the cheapest way to submit your renewal to the Division of Water? And what are the requirements for KY CEU for water treatment, distribution, or bottled water certificate? You can muddle through the multiple pages of Kentucky Administrative Regulation — specifically, 401 KAR 11:050 — to find out. Or you can just use this guide. We’ve done the work for you.
Here’s everything required to renew a KY Division of Water operator certification, including the specific water operator continuing education requirements.
To renew a KY Division of Water operator certification, you need to do three things:
You can’t renew your KY Division of Water operator certification until you’ve taken the required KY CEU for water treatment, distribution, or bottled water. You’ll need either 12 or 24 hours of CEU, depending on your license type. Here are those requirements:
Fortunately, you can take these hours online at your own pace. You can also choose the best courses for you, whether that’s a state-approved 24-hour continuing education package, a state-approved 12-hour option, or individual online, self-paced courses on subjects that interest you.
If you have separate water treatment, distribution, and bottled water certificates, you don’t need to take KY CEU for water treatment, distribution, or bottled water for each certificate type. Instead, you just need to complete the water operator continuing education required by your highest certificate. In other words, you won’t need to take more than 24 hours of CEUs.
Don’t wait to get your water operator continuing education completed or to submit your KY Divison of Water operator certification renewal. If your certificate expires, you’ll be back to square one. You’ll have to go through the entire application process again — including retaking the exam. Mark your calendar so you don’t miss the June 30 deadline in every even-numbered year.