Attendee CE Schedule

Detailed Convention Schedule Approved by the Department.  As a reminder, a minimum of six (6) hours must be in the rules/well construction category (R/R) and no more than six (6) hours may be in the business/safety practices category (S/B).

Wednesday, May 29, 2024    
11:30 AM Golf Tournament Registration & Lunch
12:30 PM Golf Shotgun Start
5:00 - 6:30 PM Convention Registration Desk Open
Thursday, May 30, 2024 Seven (7) hours of CE credit available 
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Convention Registration Desk Open
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM

811 Essentials – Digging Safely in Florida (1 R/R CE Credit)
Presented by Brian Dean, Sunshine 811

The goal of the course is to give attendees an awareness of the requirements of Chapter 556, F.S. The Underground Damage Prevention and Safety Act.  This awareness will allow attendees to understand the requirements that all contractors must follow to prevent damages and injuries.

This session is sponsored by Greene Equipment Rental.

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Introduction to Drilling Fluids & Solids Control (1 R/R CE Credit)
Presented by Chuck Skillman, Sentinel Solutions LLC

This course will cover an overview of drilling fluid operations, the importance of drilling fluids, mixing of drilling fluids, rheology and viscosity, density and filtration control, solids control, shakers and hydrocyclones, and centrifuges and dewatering.  

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

FGWA Annual Membership & Business Meeting (1 R/R CE Credit)

This update will provide FGWA members information on the latest news and business for the association and what can be expected for 2025. Ryan Matthews, FGWA Lobbyist, will also be on hand to present an update on the 2024 legislative session and what bills have an impact on FGWA members and the water well construction industry.  Leadership will also discuss any pertinent changes to industry related rules and regulations. In addition, Water Systems Council will report of the State of the US Water Well Industry Report. 

This session is sponsored by DSI.

11:50 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch on own

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Sonic Drilling – What it has to offer (1 R/R CE Credit)
Presented by Greg Halliday, Eijkelkamp North America

Overall, the Sonic Drilling presentation offers a comprehensive overview of the technology, its benefits, and its potential to revolutionize drilling practices across various industries. It aims to educate and inform stakeholders about the advantages of Sonic Drilling and its role in driving efficiency, sustainability, and innovation in the field of subsurface exploration and construction.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Setbacks (1 R/R CE Credit)
Presented by David Arnold, Southwest Florida Water Management District

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) manages the water resources for approximately 10,000 square miles in all or part of 16 counties as directed by state law.  The mission of the District is to protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public’s water needs are met.  In this session, David Arnold, P.G., will provide an overview of setback requirements for new water wells in accordance with Table 1 of Chapter 62-532, Florida Administrative Code.

This session is sponsored by DSI.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Trade Show Hall Open (2 S/B Credits)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reception & Silent Auction

Friday, May 31, 2024

Six (6) hours of CE credit available

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Trade Show Hall Open (2 S/B Credits)

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

PDC Drill Bits – Going In Depth (1 R/R CE Credit)
Presented by Lacey Hinz, Palmer Bit Company

This presentation will go in depth on the all the different types and styles of PDC bits, including the pros and cons of each. This session will also go in depth on the manufacturing of the PDC cutter and different sizes and benefits. 

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

VFD Best Practices and Troubleshooting ( 1 S/B CE Credit)
Presented by Ken Capuano, Xylem/Gould's Water Technology

This course will discuss VFD-Best Practices including safety, protection, surge Protection, and selection.  We will also address VFD Troubleshooting. 

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Lunch Grab & Go Available for Lunch & Learn Session

12:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Lunch & Learn Session: Update on Legal Issues Impacting the Water Well Industry  (2 R/R CE Credits)
Presented by Jesse Richardson, Water Systems Council

This presentation reviews the latest legislative, regulatory, and legal developments that impact the water well industry. Being informed of these developments enables water well contractors to better conduct their businesses to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

Subject matter includes recent developments in the United States Supreme Court involving state water wars, indirect discharges through groundwater, and “waters of the United States”, as well as recent PFAS litigation across the country. These national developments directly impact Florida water well contractors. In addition, the presentation will discuss recent mandatory connection developments in Florida and across the Southeast. The continuing disputes between Florida and Georgia with respect to shared water resources, and the implications to water well contractors will also be explored.

In addition, state legislative, regulatory, and legal developments that may impact Florida operators will be discussed. Finally, developments in the Florida legislature, courts, and regulatory agencies that impact water well contractors will be examined and the actions that contractors should take will be explored.

This session is sponsored by Greene Equipment Rental.