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The British Columbia Ground Water Association
The British Columbia Ground Water Association
 

ITA WELL DRILLER AND WELL PUMP INSTALLER CERTIFICATION

 

 

 

Drilling wells and installing well pumps are restricted activities in British Columbia, and in most cases must be performed by a registered well driller or registered well pump installer. 

The BCGWA and GeoExchange BC have helped to develop, and continue to support certification programs offered by the Industry Training Authority (ITA).  The ITA certify three classes of driller: Water Well Driller, Geotechnical/Environmental Driller, and GeoExchange Driller.  Applicants wishing to challenge the certification exam must demonstrate having at least 4,860 hours of applicable work experience in that particular trade.  For more information on the program, visit the ITA Trade Programs website. 

The following materials may prove useful for preparing for the ITA exams:

LEARNING MATERIALS

Note: Common reference is made to the National Ground Water Association (US) NGWA Bookstore for technical information on methods, equipment, and safety standards pertaining to drilling and pump installation.  Go to NGWA Bookstore [my.ngwa.org/nc__Store].  For each learning material item, one source is listed, however other on-line may exist (e.g. amazon.ca, goodreads.com, etc.).

WATER WELL DRILLER CERTIFICATION EXAM

GEOTECHNICAL/ENVIROMENTAL DRILLER CERTIFICATION EXAM

  • Groundwater and Wells 3rd Edition, (Robert J. Sterrett/Johnson Screens) – NGWA Bookstore
  • Ground Water Protection Regulation Handbook for provincial regulations applicable to drilling wells in BC, provided by the British Columbia Ground Water Association (BCGWA)
  • ASTM Standards on Ground Water and Vardose Zone Investigations (2nd Edition), ASTM Committee D-18 on Soil and Rock – NGWA Bookstore
  • Handbook of Suggested Practices for the Design and Installation of Ground-Water Monitoring Wells (Linda Aller et al) – NGWA Bookstore
  • Industrial Hydraulic Technology Bulletin 0232-B1- Parker Hannifin Corp. Hydraulics Group Training Dept. www.parker.com
  • Voluntary Certification Exam Guide, NGWA Bookstore
  • Australian Drilling Manual –The Manual of Methods, Applications and Management (ADITC Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee Ltd., PO Box 742 Lane Cove, NSW 2066 Australia www.aditc.com.au), NGWA Bookstore
  • Professional Designations Information and Study Guide, published by the NGWA for trades and professionals preparing to challenge NGWA certification exams

WELL PUMP INSTALLER CERTIFICATION EXAM

  • Ground Water Regulation Handbook for provincial regulations applicable to work in this trade, provided by the British Columbia Ground Water Association (BCGWA)
  • Water Systems Handbook (Water Systems Council) [www.watersystemscouncil.org]
  • Private Water Systems Handbook (Midwest Plan Service) [www.-mwps.sws.iastate.edu]
  • Planning for an Individual Water System (American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials), [www.amazon.ca]
  • Submersible Motors (Franklin Electric), [www.franklin-electric.com/media/]
  • Water Well Handbook 7th Ed. (Keith Anderson, Missouri Water Well and Pump Contractors Association), NGWA Bookstore
  • Groundwater and Wells 3rd Edition, (Robert j. Sterrett/Johnson Screens) – NGWA Bookstore
  • The Pump Book (Bob Pelikan – Lulu Press), [www.lulu.com/shop/]
  • Industry Suppliers, Publishers and Academic Institutions  (subject information);
  • Professional Designations Information and Study Guide, published by the NGWA for trades and professionals preparing to challenge NGWA certification exams

GEOEXCHANGE DRILLER CERTIFICATION EXAM

Go to the GeoExchange BC website (geoexchangebc.com) for information.

INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS, PUBLISHERS AND ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

Red Deer College (Alberta) – training courses and academic literature www.rdc.ab.ca