Geotechnical/Environmental Driller

Geotechnical/Environmental Drillers (Geo/Enviro Driller) operate various types of mobile soil and rock drilling equipment for the purpose of gathering site characterization information and data. Geo/Enviro drillers typically work together on site with an engineer or technologist to achieve a greater understanding of the stratigraphy or hydrogeological conditions present by collecting soil or water samples, performing various types of probe or in-situ tests, or by setting various types of installations for either geotechnical or environmental monitoring. 

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 127.22 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 348.48 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. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 260.34 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 173.84 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 72.77 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 93.53 KB)