Well Drilling

Application Information:
  • What license type do I need?  Review the scope of work for available license types to determine what best covers the services you intend to provide.
  • Every individual applicant must take an exam(s) – Please note: Separate fees will be due to the exam vendor at time of exam registration.
  • Connecticut does not have reciprocal agreements with any other jurisdiction.
  • Only individuals can apply, company applications are not accepted.
  • The Department does not pre-approve or review applications before submission.
  • Application fee for W-1, W-2, W-3, W-4, W-7, W-8, W-9, and W-10 is $88.00 (Non-Refundable).
  • Application fee for W-5 and W-6 is $50.00 (Non-Refundable).

NEW!  Effective July 8, 2022, Regulations Concerning Well Drilling and Geothermal Systems

 

 LICENSE TYPE  REQUIREMENTS  Application Fee  Renewal Fee
 WWC-W1  Water Supply Driller/Contractor  2 Years as a W-2 License Holder     $88 $250
 WWD-W2  Water Supply Driller/Journeyperson DOL Apprenticeship On the Job Training - 6,000 hrs. Related Instruction - 288 hrs. $88 $250
 WNC-W3  Non-Water Supply Driller/Contractor 2 Years as a W-4 License Holder N/A N/A $88 $250
 WND-W4 Non-Water Supply Driller/Journeyperson Trainee Program On the Job Training - 2,000 hrs.  * Related Instruction $88  $250
WEC-W5  Well Drilling Casing Extension Driller/Contractor Must hold a J-1 or P-1 License N/A N/A $50 $50

 WEJ-W6

Well Drilling Casing Extension Driller/Journeyperson Must Hold a J-2 or P-2 License N/A N/A $50 $50
 WGC- W7 Limited Geothermal Driller/Contractor 2 Years as a W-8 License Holder  N/A N/A $88 $250
WGD-W8  Limited Geothermal Driller/Journeyperson Trainee Program On the Job Training - 2,000 hrs. * Related Instruction $88 $250
 WDC - W9  Limited Direct Exchange Geothermal Driller/Contractor 2 Years as a W-10 N/A N/A $88 $250
WDD - W10 Limited Direct Exchange Geothermal Driller/Journeyperson *Trainee Program On the Job Training * Related Instruction  $88 $250

 

For additional information regarding requirements for W-1 and W-2 license types, please visit the CT Department of Labor website Apprenticeships (ct.gov)

*For additional information regarding requirements for all other well drilling types listed above, please refer to the Well Drilling Trainee Document

 

Applications:   

 
Renewal:

All well drilling registrations expire annually on April 30th. Renewal Fee: Well driller $250.00; Well casing $50.00.
 

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