Submit QWEL CEUs
Use the links below to submit QWEL Continuing Education Units for your geographic region. This should correspond to the region where you obtained your QWEL certificate unless you have arranged for your listing to be moved to another list.
The first renewal is automatic and occurs on December 31st of the year in which a person becomes certified; no CEU submissions are required. After the initial automatic renewal all certificates will be renewed annually on or before December 31st. There will be a one month grace period given for renewals.
- Sonoma and Marin Counties (North Bay)
- Alameda and Contra Costa Counties (East Bay)
- Santa Clara County (South Bay)
- Sacramento Region
- Central Valley (San Joaquin, Fresno Counties )
- Mono and Inyo Counties (Mammoth Lakes)
Graywater Specialty Certification
- Bay Area (Sonoma, Marin counties)
QWEL Professional Certification CEU Requirements
QWEL is recognized as a U.S. EPA WaterSense labeled Professional Certification Program for Irrigation System Audits. In order to keep your QWEL Professional Certification current, QWEL graduates need to submit two (2) hours of continuing education units (CEU) each calendar year.
What qualifies as a QWEL CEU?
- Attend irrigation or green industry short courses or seminars. Each hour of training equals one (1) CEU. An hour of training must have a minimum of fifty (50) minutes of training time. Refreshment and meal breaks are not eligible as training time.
- Attend irrigation or green industry trade shows, field days or meetings. One (1) CEU per event.
- Teach or attend an in-house irrigation training course. These courses will normally be conducted by irrigation or green industry manufacturers, distributors, dealer or QWEL trained inhouse company staff. One (1) CEU per hour will be accepted for each hour of instruction.
- Attending Business or Industry-related Courses or Seminars such as Integrated Pest Management; Pesticide Application; Bay-Friendly Landscape & Gardening; Tree Pruning; Storm Water Management; etc. One (1) CEU per hour will be accepted for each hour of instruction.
- Conduct irrigation audit. One (1) audit for one (1) CEU per year.
- A minimum of 50% of CEUs must relate to water-efficient concepts in the field of irrigation that promote more efficient use of water outdoors. Examples include smart scheduling technologies for irrigation systems, irrigation scheduling based on water budget techniques, drip irrigation, plant water demand, rainwater harvesting, and low impact development.
QWEL Graywater Specialty Certification CEU Requirements
In order to keep your QWEL Graywater Specialty Certification current, QWEL graduates need to submit one (1) hour of continuing education units (CEU) each calendar year.
What qualifies as a QWEL Graywater CEU?
- Public Entity Trainings (permitting requirements, health department, water utility, building code, incentives)
- Plant Health (detergents, pH, plant type, nitrogen)
- Soil Quality (pathogens or indicator organisms, sodium absorption ration, leaching)
- Equipment (irrigation, tanks, root barriers, drains, filtration, UV light, plumbing)
- Design and Cost Considerations
- Graywater Operations and Maintenance
- Professional Organizations
- American Institutes of Architects (AIA)
- American Public Works Association (APWA)
- Build It Green (BIG)
- Greywater Action (GA)
- Irrigation Association (IA)
- United States Green Building Council (USGBC)