Dear TGWA Members,

To help keep its licensees ready and available to assist with combatting the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is waiving continuing education requirements for all licenses expiring in March, April, and May 2020. Licensees will still submit their renewal applications, pay the required fees, and have their criminal histories checked but they will not need to complete any required continuing education requirements this licensing cycle.

TDLR licensees can sign up for official TDLR email alerts here . These email updates are the best way to ensure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about TDLR.
 
At this time, we do not yet have a firm schedule for resuming TGWA in-person classes, but plan to do so in May or June. Please check this link regularly, as we will continually update that page over the coming weeks and list any scheduled classes as soon as they are available. We are also working to get certified for online continuing education classes and will keep you updated on those efforts. We look forward to seeing you in person or on line later this spring!

We know your work is so important today and always, and appreciate your continued efforts to ensure Texans have safe drinking water. We are confident that water well drillers and pump installers, as well as necessary related businesses, will be considered essential in the event of regional or state wide "shelter in place" orders. Look for an email this week from Sarah Kirkle, TGWA's Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, with some insight on essential businesses, coronavirus legislation, small business assistance, and some best workplace practices.

If you have any questions or if we can help you in any way, please don't hesitate to call or email us. Thank you so much for supporting TGWA.