The Certification and Training (C&T) Program oversees the certification of public water system operators, wastewater treatment works operators, backflow prevention assembly inspectors/testers, water well drillers and pump installers in West Virginia.
The WV certification requirements for these professionals are based on public health protection. Please direct any C&T questions to the contacts below.
National Drinking water standards can be found on the EPA's Ground Water and Drinking Water homepage.
Certification & Training Program Contacts:
Drinking Water: Patrick.L.Marchio@wv.gov
Well Driller/Pump Installer: Becky.S.Payne@wv.gov
Continuing Education Hours: Christina.M.Rogers@wv.gov
The Certification and Training (C&T) Program is based on administration of the following legislative rules as part of the state drinking water program:
- 64CSR04 Public Water Systems Operators
- 64CSR05 Wastewater Systems and Operators
- 64CSR19 Water Well Regulations
- 64CSR25 Certification Of Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers
Certification is the minimum standard for professionals working directly with drinking water resources. Please use the West Virginia Secretary of State (WVSOS) website as the official source of the state regulations governing these professions at: Apps.sos.wv.gov
To find schedules of upcoming training courses, we recommend you check directly with:
WV Rural Community Assistance Program wvcap.org/rcap/ 304-347-2277
WV Rural Water Association www.wvrwa.org 1-800-339-4513
WV Environmental Training Center www.resa5.k12.wv.us 304-372-7878
Sacramento State Office of Water Programs www.owp.csus.edu 916-278-6142
WV Section - American Water Works Association wvawwa.org
Environmental Finance Center Network www.efcnetwork.org/upcoming-events/
WV Water Well Driller Association 304-636-6025
Please also ensure C&T has your current mailing address and contact information so you do not miss out on any important certification correspondence
Certified Water Well Drillers and Pump Installer
Certification Exam, Renewal, & Reactivation Payments
Before submitting payment first submit renewal or initial certification paperwork to Becky.S.Payne@wv.gov or Christina.M.Rogers@wv.gov for a review. Once a review has been completed and renewal or initial certification is approved an email confirmation will be sent out with instructions to submit payment. Payments made without first submitting paperwork will be refunded and certifications will not be renewed or issued until paperwork is submitted.