NOTICE: Certification Expiration Date has been extended from July 31, 2021 to October 31, 2021
In lieu of the difficulties related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020, all operator certifications and requirements were extended to July 31, 2021.
This was enacted to ensure adequate time for all license holders to seek available opportunities to acquire Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).
Recent measures to provide in person, as well as virtual courses have been made to increase the availability of training courses.
Due to continued inability for operators to acquire the required CEH's, the extension is being continued for an additional 90 days.
This notice is a reminder that your certification is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2021, however, it is your responsibility to complete all required
CEH training for certificate renewal and submit your renewal application 30 days prior to the expiration date, September 30, 2021. Currently approved courses can be found at
Education Index .
Certification and Training Program Contacts:
Well Driller/Pump Installer:
Becky S. Payne
Continuing Educatin Hours:
The Certification and Training (C&T) Program is based on administration of the following
legislative rules as part of the state drinking water program:
64CSR04 Public Water Systems Operators
Prevention Assembly Testers
Certification is the minimum standard for professionals working directly with
drinking water resources. Please use the West Virginia Secretary of State
(WVSOS) website as the official source of the state regulations governing these
professions at: Apps.sos.wv.gov
Please also ensure
C&T has your current mailing address and contact
information so you do not miss out on any important certification
Please direct monitoring well driller certification questions to Becky S. Payne at
or the WV Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at
To find schedules of upcoming training courses, we recommend you check directly
WV Rural Water Association www.wvrwa.org
WV Environmental Training Center www.resa5.k12.wv.us
WV Rural Community Assistance Program
Sacramento State Office of Water Programs
WV Section - American Water Works Association
Environmental Finance Center Network
WV Water Well Driller Association 304-636-6025
Please direct any other questions or concerns to Becky Payne at
Certification Exam, Renewal, & Reactivation Payments
Before submitting payment first submit renewal or initial certification paperwork to Becky.S.Payne@wv.gov or Christina.M.Rogers@wv.gov for a review. Once a review has been completed and renewal or initial certification is approved an email confirmation will be sent out with instructions to submit payment. Payments made without first submitting paperwork will be refunded and certifications will not be renewed or issued until paperwork is submitted.