Well Drillers - Licensing and Regulations


Licensing

The State Engineer is charged with licensing and regulating all water well and related drilling in the State. The license exam consists of three parts:

The written exam and POD test are now conducted separately from the board interviews. See below for scheduled testing times. (The test occurs on the third Thursday of those months that the board does not meet.) Locations have been expanded to include Elko in addition to Carson City and Las Vegas.

All tests and interviews begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. at all locations.

February 5, 2014, Part III interview schedule

In order for the applicant to be licensed, they must get a 70% or greater score on the written exam and pass the POD test and oral exam to the satisfaction of the board.

In conjunction with licensing the well drillers, DWR is responsible for field inspections of drilling operations, review of intent to drill cards and well logs, investigation of all well drilling related complaints and writing rulings pertaining to well drillers.

Board/Part III Dates   Written/Parts I & II Test Dates
February 5, 2014 Carson City December 19, 2013 Carson City, Elko, Las Vegas
February 6, 2014 Las Vegas January 16, 2014 Carson City, Elko, Las Vegas
May 7, 2014 Carson City March 20, 2014 Carson City, Elko, Las Vegas
May 8, 2014 Las Vegas April 17, 2014 Carson City, Elko, Las Vegas
August 6, 2014 Carson City June 19, 2014 Carson City, Elko, Las Vegas
August 7, 2014 Las Vegas July 17, 2014 Carson City, Elko, Las Vegas
November 5, 2014 Carson City September 18, 2014 Carson City, Elko, Las Vegas
November 6, 2014 Las Vegas October 16, 2014 Carson City, Elko, Las Vegas

Testing Locations

Carson City: Nevada Division of Water Resources, 901 South Stewart Street , 2nd Floor, Carson City, Nevada. Point of Contact: Ken Haffey - 775-684-2814 or Sue Gilbert - 775-684-2838

Elko: Great Basin College, McMullen Building Room 222, Elko, NV, 89801. Point of Contact: Sunshine Morgan - 775-753-3553.

Las Vegas: Parts 1 and 2 only: 400 Shadow Lane, Suite 201, Las Vegas, NV, 89106. Part 3 (Board Interviews): Grant Sawyer Office Building, 555 East Washington Avenue, Las Vegas NV, 89109. Point of Contact: Tracy Geter - 702-486-2770.