Training & Licencing

All trade members of the Ontario Ground Water Association are fully licenced and insured under the Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MECP) -Regulation 903.  It is illegal to work on and seek remuneration for work on water wells, or pumping systems for water wells, in the Province of Ontario without a Well Contractor's Licence for the company plus a Well Technician's Licence for the individual carrying out the work.

Well Technician Training

Well technicians must ensure their licence is renewed annually by accumulating CEC (continuing education credits). 

The Ontario Ground Water Association endeavours to provide annual CEC Courses to assist with your licence renewal requirements.

Watch for updates here and on our Events page as we await MECP approval for planned 2023 Regional Training courses.

MOE Licencing and Forms

Ministry of the Environment - Information for applying for and renewing your well technician licence.

FOR MEMBERS: we have resources including links to download MECP Well Contractor and Technician Licence Renewal Appliction. Login for more information
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The regularly scheduled registration for the 2024 regional training is closed. 2025 Courses are awaiting development. Updates coming soon!
To discuss your Continuing Education needs please contact the OGWA Office.
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Become a member today to get all the information you need to obtain and maintain licencing for Well Contractors, Well Technicians, and for identification as Assistant Well Technicians in the province of Ontario. All licencing is administered by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MECP) under Regulation 903 of the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA).

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Wells that have fallen into severe disrepair, or which have serious structural flaws, need to be properly upgraded by a Ministry of Environment licenced well contractor.