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The “State Well Drillers and Pump Installers Examining and Advisory Board” is comprised of nine members, whose duties include review and modification of licensing examinations, certification of examination applicants and of the results of the examinations, formulation and recommendations to the Department of new rules and regulations. The Board also advises the Department regarding any enforcement actions or complaints against any licensed well drillers or pump installers, and may make recommendations to the Commissioner regarding the suspension or revocation of the license of any well driller or pump installer.

Please be advised that the March 26, 2020 NJ State Well Drillers and Pump Installers Examining and Advisory Board (Board) will not be held at the Department of Environmental Protection headquarters to best protect the health and safety of Board members, Department staff and members of the public.     Limited Board business exclusive to reviewing new applicants for well driller and pump installer licenses, continuing education course offerings and continuing education requirement deadlines will be reviewed by the Board during a conference call to be held at 10 am.  During the call the Board intends to take formal action to approve qualified license candidates and make any other necessary formal motions.  Members of the public who wish to participate in the call may call 1-888-557-8511 and enter access code   9841764 when prompted.  Please continue to check this website for information on future meetings.

View a list of meeting dates, times, and locations. All meetings of the Board are open to the public.

To receive a copy of the meeting agenda, email one day prior to the start of the meeting.

The Licensing and Exams webpage can be found at


  • Art Becker, Chairman, Master Well Driller
  • Gary Poppe, Vice Chairman, Master Well Driller
  • Joseph Yost, Master Well Driller
  • F. Gordon Craig, Licensed Well Driller
  • Joseph Pepe, Pump Installer
  • Carol Graff, Public Member
  • Jeffrey Hoffman, NJDEP Representative
  • Richard Dalton, NJDEP Representative
  • Steve Domber, NJDEP Representative

View the Board’s by-laws.

To contact the Board, use the following information:

Mail Code 401-04Q
P.O. Box 420
401 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625


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