Becoming a well driller in Connecticut can open up great career opportunities for citizens in the state. However, in order to become a well driller, you need to obtain a license from the Department of Consumer Protection. On this page, I will discuss the different classifications of well drillers, how you can obtain a license in Connecticut, and how you can protect your license from complaints, investigations, and more. Read on for more information!
Classifications of Well Drillers
In Connecticut, there are six classifications of well drillers. These are:
- W-1: Limited water well contractor. A person with this type of license can construct wells. They can also install and repair pumps, wiring, valves, tanks, and electronic controls.
- W-2: Limited water well journeyperson. A person with this licensure can do everything that a limited water well contractor can do, but they must act as an employee of a contractor who is registered for this kind of work.
- W-3: Limited non-water or monitoring well contractor. Someone with this type of license can do the same things as a limited water well contractor.
- W-4: Limited non-water or monitoring well journeyperson. A person with this kind of license can do the same tasks as the other contractors and journeypersons listed above, but they need to be employed by a contractor licensed to do this work.
- W-5: Well casing extension contractor. A well casing extension contractor can permit others that are licensed to do so to partake in well casing repair, extension, and maintenance.
- W-6: Well casing extension journeyperson. The well casing extension journeyperson can do the same things as a well casing extension contractor, but they need to do so under the employment of a contractor that is licensed for this kind of work.
Obtaining a Well Driller License
If you want to apply for a contractor license in Connecticut, you need to work for at least two years as a licensed journeyperson and pass the contractor license exam. If you want to apply for a journeyperson license, you need to work in a registered apprentice program and then pass the journeyperson license exam. Once you complete your prerequisites, you can apply for a license. You will have to pay a fee, which varies based on which type of license you want to apply for. The price for a contractor license is $150.00. The price for a journeyperson license is $90.00.
Well licenses expire every year on April 30th. Make sure that you apply for renewal of your license in a timely manner, and keep in mind that you will have to pay a renewal fee of $250.00.
Keeping Your License
Once you get your license, you need to make sure that you are in compliance with the regulations outlined by the Department of Consumer Protection. If you are not, your license could be in jeopardy. Common issues include professional misconduct, fraud, substance abuse issues, health issues, and more. If your license is on the line, don’t take a chance. Contact me so that I can defend you and your livelihood. Together, we can defend your license.