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Types of licenses:

  • Water Well Drilling Contractor is the principal officer, director, manager or owner-operator of any business engaged in the construction or decommissioning of water wells.
  • Water Well Drilling Supervisor is an individual engaged in the construction or decommissioning of water wells. Such supervisor may have discretionary and supervisory authority over other employees of a water well contractor and must be employed by a water well contractor.
  • Pump Installation Contractor is the principal officer, director, manager or owner-operator of any business engaged in the installation of pumps and pumping equipment or decommissioning of water wells.
  • Pump Installation Supervisor is an individual engaged in the installation of pumps and pumping equipment or the decommissioning of water wells. Such supervisor may have discretionary and supervisory authority over other employees of a pump installation contractor and must be employed by a pump installation contractor.
  • Water Well Monitoring Technician is an individual engaged solely in the measuring of ground water levels, the collection of ground water samples from existing water wells or the inspection of installed water well equipment or pumping systems. This person does not need to work under a water well contractor and may NOT supervise the work of others.
  • Natural Resources Ground Water Technician is an individual employed by a natural resources district and engaged in the inspection of chemigation systems, measuring and recording static water levels, inspection and servicing of flow meters and water sampling practices and techniques and may NOT supervise the work of others.

 

Applications, Requirements, Fees, Exam Information, & Renewals

Credentialing Information for Military Spouses

Please view the applications on the Nebraska Water Well Standards and Contractors' Program site.

Fees (if applicable) are payable to Licensure Unit. Complete fee information is found in chapter 11 of the Water Well Standards and Contractors Practice Act.

Requirements:  Please see the regulations and statutes for details of the requirements for licensure.

Exam Information: For current-year examination dates, please go to Licensing Examination Information.

Renewal Information

Well Driller licenses expire December 31 or each even-numbered year.

  • The Licensure Unit will send a renewal notice to the license holder's last address of record at least 30 days before the license expiration date.
  • To renew a license, the license holder must submit the Renewal Notice, meet the continuing education (CE) requirement, and pay the licensure fee.
  • The renewal fee is the same as the initial licensure fee.

 

Continuing Education

On or before December 31 of even numbered years, each Well Driller holding an active license in the State of Nebraska must complete at least 12 hours of approved continuing education during the preceding 24 month period.

  • Hours completed before this 24 month period will not be accepted as continuing education. Hours earned in excess of the requirement may not be carried over for the next renewal period.
  • The Department waives continuing education requirements for individuals who were first credentialed within the 24 month period immediately preceding the renewal date.

To renew, you must submit:

  • One or more notarized affidavits showing evidence of completion of the approved Continuing Education program(s)
  • Proof of completion of CE hours (i.e. certificate, sign in sheet)

List of Approved Continuing Education programs

List of Pending Continuing Education programs

Continuing Education Approval Request Form

Please see the regulations for additional Continuing Education criteria.

Well Drillers Scope of Practice Questions:
Water Well Standards Program Website

For more information on groundwater and water resources in Nebraska, please visit the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ).


 

Office of Rehabilitation & Community Services
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2299
 
Fax Number
(402) 742-1152
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Well Driller

PO Box 94986

Lincoln NE 68509-4986


 

Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South

14th & M Streets, 1st Floor

Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.