The State of West Virginia requires
certification of all water well drillers that operate within the state before undertaking a project. As of July 1, 1992, each water well contractor
must have a current contractor's bond and liability insurance coverage effective
throughout West Virginia. The bond and insurance will cover all certified drillers
employed by the contractor. Lack of current coverage is deemed sufficient grounds
to deny permits to drill water wells in the state. Coverage is valid for a term
of 1 year unless revoked by the provider. We must receive a statement of continued
coverage for a driller to remain certified on a yearly basis. As stated in
the Certification Information section of this
site, becoming certified involves the successful completion of three examinations
and 2 years of experience, as well as the bonding and insurance requirements.
maintained by the Certification and Training Program.
Please address any comments or questions
to the program or the