AN ACT AMENDING THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFIED WELL CONTRACTORS. Enacted May 29, 2014. Effective May 29, 2014.
Bill Summaries: H688 (2013-2014 Session)
Summary date: Jun 2 2014 - View summary
Summary date: May 19 2014 - View summary
Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition:
Amends GS 87-98.12 to provide that to be a certified well contractor, two hours of approved continuing education must be completed each year for the first three years of the certification. Establishes that properly certified well contractors are not required to obtain continuing education credits for annual certification renewal after the contractor's third year of certification (previously, subsection stated that a properly licensed well contractors would not be required to obtain continuing education credits for annual certification).
Enacts new GS 87-98.12(b), which now includes the requirement that well contractors that have been the subject of disciplinary action must complete the number of hours of approved educational courses for remedial purposes to become properly certified again (previously found in GS 87-98.12 in the 4th edition),
Makes technical and conforming changes.
Changes the effective date so the act becomes effective when the bill becomes law (was, effective July 1, 2013).
Summary date: Jun 6 2013 - View summary
Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amends GS 87-98.12 toprohibit the Well Contractor's Certification Commission (Commission) from requiring thata properly licensed well contractor obtain continuing education credits as a condition of an annual renewal of licensure (was, required continuing education credits annually for licensure renewal but limited those credits to no more than four hours). However, does require that a contractor against whom disciplinary action is taken under the provisions of Article 7A of GS Chapter 87 (Well Contractors Certification Act) must satisfactorily complete the number of hours of approved educational courses required by the Commission for remedial purposes. Directs the Commission to adopt or amend its rules in accordance with this section.
Summary date: May 30 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 87-98.12 to provide that within a one-year period, a well contractor must complete the number of continuing education hours (was, two hours)as approved by the Well Contractors Certification Commission (Commission). Prohibits the Commission from requiring more than four hours of continuing education within a one-year period.
Summary date: Apr 24 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute to the 1st edition make the following changes. Amends GS 87-98.12 to require a well contractor to complete two (was, six) hours of approved continuing education within a one-year (was, three-year) period. Makes conforming changes to the requirement that the Commission establish the requirements for completing continuing education. Changes the effective date of the act to July 1, 2013 (was, when the act became law).
Summary date: Apr 10 2013 - View summary
Amends GS 87-98.12 to require a well contractor to complete six hours of approved continuing education within a three year period (previously allowed the Well Contractors Certification Commission, to set the number of required hours). Requires the Commission to establish the requirements for completing continuing education within the three year period, specify the scope of the courses, and approve continuing education courses.