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A license is necessary for installing or replacing a pump in a drinking water well.

Must complete an exam and be approved by Department of Natural Resource (DNR) staff. Exams are offered at a different DNR station the first Wednesday of even numbered months.

New licenses are effective from the date the initial fee is received until 12/31 of the calendar year. Fees: $50

Renewal licenses are valid for 1 year beginning on 1/1 and ending on 12/31; Fee: $25; Continuing Education: 6 hour continuing education class. These hours must be acquired at Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approved sessions.
The DNR and Wisconsin Water Well Association jointly present about 8 sessions, throughout the winter months. The four hour portion of education must be at one of these 8 sessions. Attending the entire day completes the required 6 hours.
The remaining 2 hours are currently flexible. Some product vendors are approved for two hours of credit and sessions are held at other sites.
Class registration for the winter sessions are mailed to qualified individuals in November.

Contact the department for additional details.

Licensing Authority:
WI Dept of Natural Resources
Drinking Water & Groundwater Bureau
101 S. Webster
P.O. Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
(608)266-0821   (608)267-7650 fax


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