Application; form; continuing education verification
Sec. 2. (a) An application for a license must be made on a form prescribed by the commission in rules adopted under IC 4-22-2. The purpose of the form is to identify the applicant and obtain information to determine if the applicant is qualified to be licensed.
(b) An application for an original license or a license renewal must be accompanied by a license fee of one hundred dollars ($100).
(c) Unless an applicant has held an original license for less than one (1) year, a license renewal application must be accompanied by:
(1) a copy of the continuing education verification of attendance forms; and
(2) a statement by the applicant attesting that the applicant has complied with the continuing education requirements under IC 25-39-6.
As added by P.L.262-1987, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.120-1993, SEC.18; P.L.84-2010, SEC.81.
Qualifications; competency examination; fee
Sec. 3. (a) To qualify for an original license an individual must:
(1) be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
(2) furnish evidence from three (3) references, two (2) of whom are water well drillers, water well pump installers, or licensed plumbing contractors familiar with the applicant's work experience and professional competency; and
(3) have successfully completed a competency examination prepared and administered by the department.
(b) The competency examination shall be administered at least two (2) times every calendar year.
(c) The fee to take the competency examination shall be set by the
director under IC 25-1-8. This fee is nonrefundable and must be paid
each time an applicant applies to take the examination.
As added by P.L.262-1987, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.84-2010, SEC.82.
(Expired 7-1-2011 by P.L.84-2010, SEC.83.)
Competency examinations; preparation; contents
Sec. 4. (a) In consultation with the Indiana Well Drilling Contractors Association and the Indiana Ground Water Association, the department shall prepare one (1) or more competency examinations to determine if an applicant for a license is qualified to be a water well driller and water well pump installer.
(b) The competency examination must include questions to determine if the applicant for a license has adequate knowledge and expertise concerning the following:
(1) Placement of wells.
(2) Well drilling procedures.
(3) Operations of well drilling and water well pump equipment.
(4) Contamination precautions.
(5) Installation of well casing and water well pumps.
(6) Well grouting procedures.
(7) Well screen design and installation.
(8) Pitless adapter units.
(9) Installation of pumping apparatus.
(10) Well disinfection.
(11) Sealing abandoned wells.
(12) Ground water occurrence.
(13) Aquifer characteristics.
(14) Drawdown requirements and limitations.
(15) Depth considerations.
(16) Methods of measuring well yield.
(17) The requirements of this chapter and other laws relating to wells.
(18) Other accepted standards relating to the drilling, operation, and abandonment of wells and water well pumps.
As added by P.L.262-1987, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.84-2010, SEC.84.