CERTIFIED INSTALLER OF ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS (CIOWTS) CREDENTIAL - CONTINUING EDUCATION GRACE PERIOD - Grace Period Under State of Emergency - UPDATED November 15, 2020
In response to the current state of emergency with the coronavirus, IOWWA enacted an extension of the existing “grace period” of 60 days, plus the current time of this emergency. IOWWA resumed workshops and crediting CE hours at the end of September. An individual needing CE hours for a renewal made during the pandemic would have a 60-day grace period plus approximately 6 months to earn those CE hours (12.0 CE hours needed for renewal). Your credential renewal expiration date remains the same as well as invoicing for your credential renewal.
CONTINUING EDUCATION SPECIAL PROVISION FOR CIOWTS CREDENTIAL HOLDERS
Due to the cancellation of the 2021 Annual Conference, the IOWWA Board of Directors has activated a special circumstance provision for CIOWTS credential holders who need or want credit hours: 9.0 continuing education hours at a discounted rate of $100. This has been done because the majority of our credential holders use the annual conference to obtain their CE credit hours. Many do not have convenient access or are unable to attend online workshops, classes, etc. This year’s conference was slated for 9 credit hours. These hours do NOT apply for the IDNR Time of Transfer license continuing education or any continuing education requirements that a county or other entity might require.
To take advantage of this CE provision, go online to www.iowwa.com/pages/trainings. Complete “Pandemic — 2021 IOWWA Conference CE Credit.” IOWWA currently plans to again offer CE hours at spring and summer workshops that will be held outdoors or in a safe environment.
IOWWA will accept up to 6 CE hours of online training per credential cycle and 2 CE hours per credential cycle for county contractor meetings (even if multiple county contractor meetings are attended).