Well Pump Installer

Well pump installers install, test, maintain and repair water well pumps, piping systems and equipment, and perform pumping tests to assess well performance. Well pump installers typically work in an outdoor environment where the worker is exposed to variations in weather conditions and seasonal weather patterns. Well pump installers are often employed by well drilling companies, plumbing companies, large construction companies, public works departments or be self-employed. 

For information regarding BC regulations, please refer to the Province’s website.

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 secretary@bcgwa.org

The exam weighting chart is available for the Well Pump Installer CofQ exam and shows the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).




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 126.83 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 452.86 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 64.02 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 83.29 KB)