Geoexchange Driller

Geoexchange drillers set up and operate mobile equipment used to drill vertical closed-loop borehole heat exchangers to provide a heat source/sink for geoexchange heating and cooling systems. These systems may be developed for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Geoexchange drillers must have familiarity with the geological formations in the area they are working to enable selection of the most appropriate type of drilling technology. 

Program Updates:

Please note that this program is only available for those wishing to challenge certification. There is no apprenticeship pathway at this time. 

For further information on this trade and for a detailed list of learning materials please contact BC Ground Water Association on 604-530-8934 (Toll free within BC: 1-855-530-8934) and at

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 127.77 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 358.28 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 66.01 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 144.8 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 59.09 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 78.12 KB)