A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Water Well Standards

The Water Well Standards Act (12-5-120 thru 138) provides standards for the siting, construction, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of wells and boreholes to protect public health and water resources of the State. The Water Well Standards Advisory Council (Council), appointed by the Governor, is responsible for implementing the requirements of the Act, including the licensing of water well drillers, the certification of pump installers, the investigation of complaints, the collection of fees, and the application of penalties and fines.

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) serves as Agent for the Council, and supports the Council by examining applications, issuing licenses and certifications, performing practical drilling examinations, and conducting investigations of complaints, and other duties following approval by the Council. EPD also maintains listings of active licensed water well drillers and active certified pump installers.

Lists of Licensed Water Well Contractors, Certified Pump Contractors, and Bonded Drilling Contractors

Water Well Standards Act – Laws OCGA 12-5-120

Water Well Standards Act - Rules

Water Well Standards Advisory Council Members 

What You Need to Know About Water Wells in Georgia [Revised 1995]

Grouting and Plugging of Domestic Wells in Georgia [Revised 1988]

Notice of Intent Form

Well Data Sheet Template

(scroll to bottom of the Department of Public Health page for links to District or County contacts)


Water Well Contractor Licensing

Water Well Contractor New Application Packet

Water Well Contractor Renewal Application for 2019-2021

Template for Water Well Contractor Performance Bond and Irrevocable Letter of Credit 2019-2021


How to Schedule an Exam          

Option 1:

Call the PSI Candidate Service Center at 1-800-733-9267.  You may be asked to leave a message so they can call you later.

Option 2:

Send an email to PSI and ask that they contact you to schedule the exam.

The email address is examschedule@psionline.com

In your email, include your name, phone number, and test name that you would like to take.

Note:  the process is not complete until PSI confirms your request.

Option 3:

Schedule the exam online.

Navigate to www.psiexams.com

Step by step instructions can be found here.

You may also refer to the HOW TO SCHEDULE FOR AN EXAMINATION instructions from NGWA.

Pump Contractor Certification

Pump Contractor New Application

Pump Contractor Renewal Application

Template for Pump Contractor Performance Bond and Irrevocable Letter of Credit 2018-2020


Drilling Contractors acting under a PG or PE (not drilling water wells)

Drilling Contractor Registration Form

Drilling Contractor Renewal Application 2019-2021

Template for Drilling Contractor Performance Bond and Irrevocable Letter of Credit 2019-2021