Department of Water Resources

Programs

Well Driller Licensing and Testing

Licensing:
The State Engineer is charged with licensing and regulating all water well and related drilling in the State of Nevada. Every well driller, before engaging in the physical drilling of a well, must first submit an Application for Well Driller's License and the required statutory fee of $100.
Testing:
After the Application for Well Driller's License and accompanying fee have been received and reviewed by the State Engineer, the applicant will be scheduled to take the license examination. The license exam consists of three parts:
  • Part 1 - A written exam consisting of 100 multiple choice questions. (Driller Test Instructions)
  • Part 2 - A pass/fail examination in which a point on a United States Geological Survey 15-minute quadrangle map must be correctly identified by 1/4 1/4, 1/4, Section, Township and Range.
  • Part 3 - An oral interview conducted by the Well Drillers' Advisory Board.
Part 1 and Part 2 of the license examination are conducted on the same day. In order to take Part 2 of the exam, an applicant must pass Part 1 with a score of 80% or better. Once an applicant has successfully passed both Part 1 and Part 2 and the State Engineer has recieved all of the required professional references, the applicant will be scheduled to go before the Well Drillers' Advisory Board to take Part 3 of the examination. (See below for scheduled testing times.) All parts of the examintaion must be passed in order for the applicant to obtain a well driller's license.
Well Driller Licensing and Testing
Event TypeDateTime
176 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 01/18/2018 8:30 AM
177 Well Driller Advisory Board - Carson City 02/21/2018 8:30 AM
178 Well Driller Advisory Board - Las Vegas 02/22/2018 8:30 AM
179 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 03/15/2018 8:30 AM
180 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 04/05/2018 8:30 AM
181 Well Driller Advisory Board - Carson City 05/08/2018 8:30 AM
182 Well Driller Advisory Board - Las Vegas 05/09/2018 8:30 AM
183 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 06/14/2018 8:30 AM
185 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 07/11/2018 8:30 AM
186 Well Driller Advisory Board - Carson City 08/21/2018 8:30 AM
187 Well Driller Advisory Board - Las Vegas 08/22/2018 8:30 AM
210 Newlands Water Rights Mapping Project Public Meeting - Fallon 09/05/2018 12:00 PM
188 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 09/19/2018 8:30 AM
189 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 10/10/2018 8:30 AM
190 Well Driller Advisory Board - Carson City 11/14/2018 8:30 AM
191 Well Driller Advisory Board - Las Vegas 11/15/2018 8:30 AM
192 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 12/12/2018 8:30 AM
193 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 01/09/2019 8:30 AM
194 Well Driller Advisory Board - Carson City 02/12/2019 8:30 AM
195 Well Driller Advisory Board - Las Vegas 02/13/2019 8:30 AM
196 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 03/13/2019 8:30 AM
197 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 04/10/2019 8:30 AM
198 Well Driller Advisory Board - Carson City 05/14/2019 8:30 AM
199 Well Driller Advisory Board - Las Vegas 05/15/2019 8:30 AM
200 Well Driller Exam Parts I & II 06/12/2019 8:30 AM
Testing Locations
 
Carson City: Nevada Division of Water Resources, 901 South Stewart Street , 2nd Floor, Carson City, Nevada. Point of Contact: Jake Echeverria - 775-684-2813 or Janice Willhite - 775-684-2865
 
Elko: NV Division of Water Resources, 1250 Lamoille Hwy, Suite 1047, 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): 4747 Vegas Dr., Las Vegas, NV, 89106. Point of Contact: Tracy Geter - 702-486-2770.