State Board of Well Drillers

The Examination Scheduled for April 1, 2020 Has Been Cancelled

The Examination Scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been cancelled

Formation, Purpose, Composition, and Appointment of Members

The Board was established under Title 13 of the Environment Article, Sections 13-101 through 13-602 in the Annotated Code of Maryland. Information on the board's purpose, composition, and the appointment of members is linked here.


Meeting Information

The Board is scheduled to meet on the either the third or the fourth Wednesday of each month.  Board meetings are held at the Maryland Department of the Environment and are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.     Public notice of each Board meeting appears in the Maryland Register approximately two weeks before the meeting date and the public is invited to attend.

In light of the recent developments regarding Covid-19, the March 25, 2020 Well Drillers Meeting will be held via teleconference only. Please use the phone number and PIN on the posted agenda to access the meeting.

The schedule of meetings, meeting agenda, meeting minutes as available, and related matter are available at this link.


Licensing Examinations are now Available in Spanish

Some of the Board of Well Driller licensing examinations are now available in Spanish. Please indicate you would like the Spanish version when you submit your payment and application to take the exam. Notice must be provided to the Board at least two weeks prior to the examination date.

Currently, the Apprentice Well Driller and the Journeyman Well Driller—Water Supply exams are available in Spanish.


Apprentice Well Driller Exam Prep Course—MDE—May 21, 2020

This course is being offered at MDE headquarters in Baltimore. The Apprentice Well Driller Exam Prep Course is for those interested in becoming a licensed Maryland well driller. The course cost is $15 and is taught by John Boris (MDE).

This one-day course is designed to prepare individuals take the written examination for the apprentice well driller license. Topics covered include design standards, well construction, well maintenance and rehabilitation, and well abandonment. Instruction will also include a complete overview of the regulations pertaining to water well construction regulations in the State of Maryland with emphasis being placed on the public and environmental health impacts of these regulations.


Contact Information

For more information please contact (410) 537-4466 or .

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