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Water Systems General Exam (2020-10-01)

The Certified Well Driller (CWD) and Certified Pump Installer (CPI) exams are designed to test your knowledge of specialized equipment use, geologic formations, and troubleshooting skills within each certification area. Each exam consist of 50 questions. To earn the CWD designation, you must pass the General Drilling Exam and at least one other specialized drilling exam. To earn the CPI designation, you must pass the Water Systems General Exam and at least one other specialized pump/water systems exam. You must pass both required exams within one 12-month period with scores of 70% or better to become certified. Those who fail an exam must wait 90 Days before retesting in that category.

The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination.  The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available.  For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

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    Professional Designations Information and Study Guide


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    Groundwater and Wells 3rd edition

    Publication Year: 2007


    This is the third edition to what is our top-selling reference book year after year! This tremendous resource should be on your desk if you are serious about the groundwater industry.It features 20 years of advancements in technology and knowledge gained in the field. Included are new borehole geophysical techniques, information on underbalanced and horizontal drilling, new approaches to well development, as well as details on ASR, groundwater monitoring and remediation, prepack screens for water interactive well design and well maintenance programs for water well contractors and design engineers.This reference manual is the comprehensive guide for the design, installation, and maintenance of water wells.

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    Model Environmental Health and Safety Guideline

    Publication Year: 2012


    This digital manual provides a complete safety program manual for those working in the groundwater industry. It's designed to promote safe practices and reduce worker injuries, potential fatalities, and financial loss..

    This downloadable manual can be viewed on a computer or printed and stored in a three-ring binder. It also contains an editable version so specific company information can be added.

    Sections include the reason for having a code of safe work practices, inspection and auditing, incident and accident reporting, confined space operations, electrical safety, employee training, fire prevention, fall prevention, hazard communication, hearing conservation, and respiratory protection.

    *This product is no longer available in print form please CLICK THIS LINK to purchase*

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    Basic Water Systems: A Pump and Hydraulic Training Manual

    Publication Year: 2002


    What really happens when you turn on a pump? Why do pipe sizes affect pump performance? This training manual takes on the complex world of water systems and presents the basics in a straightforward style. The handbook includes the basic hydraulics of a pump, the controlling factors involved in a water system such as atmospheric pressure, vacuum, and friction loss, plus discusses pump sizing examples. Designed for both newcomers and old hands.

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    Manual Of Water Well Construction Practices, 3rd Edition

    3rd Edition


    This is a third edition of a perennially best-selling manual, originally published in 1975 and revised in 1998 and 2017.

    It is comprehensive in its scope of current well construction methods and designed to serve not only contractors, but also as a guideline for state well inspectors.

    The most recent revision includes updates to practices in line with current industry standards.

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    Employee Safety Manual 2nd edition

    Publication Year: 2018
    2nd Edition Edition


    This is an updated version of a title first printed in 1999. It provides important details on a variety of safety topics related to the groundwater industry.

    Among the sections are those covering jobsite safety and confined spaces, fire on a rig, electrical safety, safe use of hand tools, and more.

    Printed in an easy-to-use size, it is ideal for all levels of groundwater system professionals.

    This can also be used as a companion piece to the Model Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manual (#T910), which provides content for a full company safety program.

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    Procedures for Well Drilling Operations (CD)

    Publication Year: 2006


    An excellent guide for those who plan, design, and drill water wells, the Procedures for Well Drilling Operations CD is taken from a manual put together by the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. It focuses on techniques and procedures for installing wells. The CD is broken into chapters dedicated to pumps, well drilling methods, well installation procedures, well performance testing procedures, alternative well construction, and more. The CD also contains several figures and tables, a detailed appendix, a glossary, and sample forms. A must for those learning about the water well drilling industry, this CD is also an excellent tool for those studying for contractor certification testing.

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    Water Well Driller's Beginning Training Manual

    3rd Edition
    Publication Year: 1996


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    Water Systems Handbook, 12th Edition

    12th Edition
    Publication Year: 2011


    A major revision to WSC's Water Systems Handbook, a reference for water well construction and maintenance, has been completed! The new handbook includes up to date information on well construction, well components, questions and answers for self-testing, new graphics, and more safety information.

    Currently this title no longer offered as a hard copy. Please Click Here to purchase the digital copy directly form the publisher

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    Handbook of Suggested Practices for the Design and Installation of Ground Water Monitoring Wells

    The Handbook of Suggested Practices for the Design and Installation of Ground-Water Monitoring Wells is intended to assist personnel involved with the design, construction, and installation of ground-water monitoring wells. This document does not focus on specific regulatory requirements, but instead presents state-of-the-art technology that may be applied in diverse hydrogeologic situations.