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), seven members appointed by the Governor and one member appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, 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.

Contact: Edward Rooks, 229-391-2400

List of Contractors

See a complete list of licensed water well contractors, certified pump contractors, and bonded drilling contractors

Water Well Contractor Licensing

Download this pdf file. Water Well Contractor New Application

Download this pdf file. Water Well Contractor Renewal Application for 2023-2025

Download this pdf file. Template for Water Well Contractor Performance Bond and Irrevocable Letter of Credit 2023-2025

Download this pdf file. Water Well Contractor License Number Transfer Application

How to Schedule an Exam          

Option 1:

Call the PSI Candidate Service Center at 1-800-211-2754.  You may be asked to leave a message so they can call you later.

Option 2:

Schedule an exam online.  Navigate to https://test-takers.psiexams.com/ngwa

For step by step instructions open the pdf attachment “ Download this pdf file. Options for scheduling an exam .”

Pump Contractor Certification

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