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COVID-19 Related Announcements:
Due to the spread of COVID-19, the Department for Environmental Protection has implemented telecommuting to enable better social distancing and slow the spread of the virus. During this time, the Kentucky Water Well Driller Certification Program will be unable to administer examinations for Water Well Driller certifications. We encourage you to reach out via e-mail to communicate with us any needs you have during this time.
DOWDrillersProgram@ky.gov

 

The Well Driller Certification Program certifies water well and monitoring well drillers in accordance with 401 KAR 6:320.  Additionally, technical assistance is offered regarding compliance with state well construction regulations (401 KAR 6:310) and maintenance of water wells and monitoring wells (401 KAR 6:350).

Online recertification is available annually from June 1 through August 31.

ePay Recertify Online  ePay Instructions button

Please contact DOWDrillersProgram@ky.gov for:
  • National Groundwater Association (NGWA) Exam
  • Kentucky Water Well or Monitoring Well Driller Exam
  • Exam scheduling / locating testing center (select 'National Ground Water Association (NGWA) from Sponsor Name drop-down)


DOW6060 Application for Certification [350 KB] - Use this form to apply for certification as a water well driller, water well driller assistant, monitoring well driller, or monitoring well driller assistant.
DOW6070 Application for Certification Renewal [459 KB] - Use this form to apply for certification renewal as a water well driller, water well driller assistant, monitoring well driller, or monitoring well driller assistant.
DOW6080 Affidavit of Supervision [227 KB] - Use this form to provide proof of supervision of water well or monitoring well driller assistants.
Performance/Surety Bond Example and Instructions [208 KB] - Guide, with example, to assist a certified driller in completing the Water Well Drillers Performance Bond.
Certificate of Insurance Example [642 KB] - Example of a Certificate of Liability Insurance.





Program Coordinator  (502) 782-7054
Water Well and Monitoring Well Driller: Certification, Exams, Training, Insurance, Surety Bonds and technical assistance with well construction standards and practices, record submittals, and groundwater issues.