How to become a licensed Well Driller in California


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How to become a licensed Well Driller in California?

We provide you with condensed study materials to pass the c57 well-drilling license and exam saving you countless hours of studying.

What is a c-57 contractor license?

A c-57 license is issued to a contractor who installs and repairs water wells and pumps by boring drilling excavating casing cementing and cleaning to provide a
supply of uncontaminated water.

What are the basic requirements?

You have to be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and a valid Social Security number or individual taxpayer identification number. Have had four years of qualifying experience (journey-level or above) within the past 10 years. Pass a two-part exam through the Contractors State Licensing Board.


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  • Printed & Bound Study Guide
  • Online access to Practice Exams
  • Lectures that correlate with the content in the study guide giving you the “classroom like” experience, presented by California Construction Law Attorney’s and Tradesman. These lectures are available on online streaming, video or audio disc.

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What types of jobs can I do with a C-57 Well drilling license?

There are a variety of jobs you can bid on if you have this license, including:

  • Water filtration and testing
  • Obtaining permits
  • Air rotary, mud rotary, and casing hammer drilling
  • Well monitoring
  • New pump sales
  • Drilling and pump services
  • Testing and engineering
  • New pump installation, repair and replacement
  • Environmental services
  • Water Tank Systems
  • Well deepening
  • Well rehabilitation, sealing, and repair
  • Soil sampling
  • Utility locating
  • Tri-pod drilling
  • Variable frequency drive control systems
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Aquifer testing
  • Well destruction
  • Hollow stem auger drilling
  • HQ and NX diamond core drilling
  • Environmental field services
  • Standard penetration tests
  • Grouting
  • Permeability and aquifer testing
  • Engineering consulting
  • Surge blocking
  • Bailing and airlifts
  • Limited access coring
  • Off-road drilling
  • Operating all terrain rigs
  • Water quality and quantity testing
  • PVC and steel casing perforation
  • Down hole video surveying
  • Pump upgrade and reconditioning
  • Custom fabricating
  • Customized pump maintenance programs
  • Sonic well descaling
  • Chemical treatments
  • Identifying bacteria, sulfur and calcium buildups
  • Removal of soil, concrete, and brush
  • Concrete coring
  • Installing test pits

Other licenses that can pair with a C-57 Well Drilling license would be:

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