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Exam Information

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The WV well driller and pump installer exams are administered through OEHS.  Testing dates and locations are available online at http://www.wvdhhr.org/oehs/eed/swap/training&certification/testing.asp.  To register for a WV well driller and/or pump installer exam, complete and submit the EW-125E form.  Each exam consists of 25-30 multiple choice questions based largely on the WV state rules 64CSR19 and 64CSR46 and a completion (SW–258) or installation (SW-262) form.  A score of 70 percent or better is required on the exam and each administration has a $25 fee. 

 

WV uses the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) exams in addition to the WV well driller and pump installer exams.  The NGWA exams are designed to test your knowledge of specialized equipment use, geologic formations, and troubleshooting skills within each certification area.  For Master water well driller certification, applicants are required to pass the NGWA general drilling exam and at least one other of the following specialized drilling exams with scores of 70 percent or better:

Drilling categories (as of November 1, 2009):

  • Exam A/B: Cable tool drilling

  • Exam C/D: Air rotary drilling

  • Exam E/F: Mud rotary drilling

  • Exam G: Reverse circulation drilling

  • Exam H: jetting and driving wells

  • Exam M: Augering and monitoring

Each exam consists of 50 questions with objective questions and has a fee for each administration.  To prepare for the exams, the NGWA has designed a Voluntary Certification Exam Study Guide that covers study materials for all exams currently offered by NGWA. Recent additions to this guide include a glossary of terms, test-taking tips, and a sample exam. The guide can be purchased through the NGWA online store. For more information about other NGWA recommended study materials, call NGWA customer service at (800) 551-7379.  For additional information or to register for a NGWA exam, please visit www.lasergrade.com/ngw.shtml and enter your zip code to find a listing of test sites in your area. If you cannot locate what you need, call LaserGrade Central Registration at (800) 211-2754.


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