Waterwell Certification Program
To ensure the integrity of water well construction, and thus prevent
potential pollution of state groundwaters, this office supervises a
certification program of drillers and pump installers for water supply,
geothermal, commercial and industrial wells. The mission of the water
well certification program is to protect the health of West Virginia
citizens who rely on water wells for their drinking water source,
through implementation of the West Virginia Water Well Design Standards.
Protection of ground water resources and aquifers is accomplished by
assuring that water wells are constructed, modified, and abandoned in a
technically sound manner.
WV Well Driller and Pump Installer Licenses Temporarily Extended
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WV Well Drillers Conference
and other events have been canceled where the majority of Certified Water Well
Drillers and Pump Installers acquire their Continuing Education Hours (CEH;�s)
required for license renewal. To provide additional time for the operators to
acquire the required CEH�s, the Office of Environmental Health Services
Certification and Training Program will be extending all operator licenses until
July 31, 2021. The need for any additional extensions will be determined once
the ramifications of the COVID-19 virus are known. There is no need for
individual operators to request extensions.
Certification Exam, Renewal, & Reactivation Payments
Continuing Education Requirements
Search for Certified Drillers
and Certified Pump Installers
Search for Certified Laboratories
Public Health and Sanitation Individual Water
maintained by the Certification and Training Program.
Please address any comments or questions
to the program or the