All certified technicians are required to obtain a minimum of 24 Technical Development Hours (TDH's) during the biennial renewal period. The TDH's must have been completed by December 31st of each odd year. A "Verification of Continuing Competency Form" will be sent to each certified technician in October of the renewal period. The technician will be responsible for completing and returning this form by December 31st of each odd year. Please see section IX of the rules and regulations for additional maintenance information.
The maintenance TDH's may be different from the courses that count toward advancement. However, advancement courses will always count toward maintenance. A maintenance TDH may be a lecture, training session, or a seminar in a technical field. If you obtain more than 24 TDH's in a renewal period, a total of 12 may be carried over to use during the next biennial-renewal period.
Acceptable Maintenance Courses/Events:
- WV DOH Conferences/Seminars: e.g. Asphalt Paving
- Technical Conferences/Seminars: e.g. WV Expo Seminars
- Computer Courses: e.g. Excel, Access, Word, IS&C
- DOP Supervisory Courses
Examples of Courses/Events that will not count for maintenance:
- CPR Classes
- Monthly Meetings: e.g. Staff, Safety, etc...
- Flagging Certification Courses
- Equipment Operation Courses