C-57 Well Drilling
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So You Like Drilling Wells?

So do we.

Which is why we want to help you get your well drilling license.

It’s not as hard to get it as you think.

And, as a Contractor License School, we’ll help you every step of the way.



How To Get Your C-57 Contractors License

Drilling wells is important — because if we didn’t there would be no water.

But of course you know this.

You’re an expert.

By the way, the above sentences are an attempt at humor.

Let’s answer the question you’re here for: how do you get your license?



1. Four years of experience doing C-57 work. (drilling wells, if you forgot what you’ve been doing these last many years).

2. You must be at least 18 years old.

3. You must have a valid social security or ITIN number.

4. You must prove that you love water. And also wells.

The 4th requirement is another attempt at a joke.


Not for Covid — but you must pass two tests: A Law Test and A Trade Test.

The trade test will contain questions pertaining to C-57 well drilling stuff.

The law test is the harder test (for most contractors).

As a Contractor License School, it’s our job to prepare you — through our classes, books, and practice tests — to pass these tests. And we have a Pass Test Guarantee. Because we’re awesome.

So keep that in mind.

You’re awesome too.

We can’t wait to talk to you.

In fact, here’s our phone number in case you didn’t see it higher on the page.



You’re right.

It gets even simpler.

Sure, there are additional steps — like determining your business structure, getting what’s known as a contractor bond, and getting a live scan. But we’ll walk you through all of that one step at a time.

And the entire process will become clear to you as you take our classes.


How long does it take?

Typically it takes our students two months to complete the entire process.

Students who need/want to get their license sooner have been able to acquire it only one month — sometimes less.

It all depends on you.

You can technically study like crazy and get through all of our material and classes in a week.

Typically — it takes a few weeks.


How do you prove to the state you’ve been drilling wells for the last many years?

Easy as pie. Or cake. Which you can have and eat too.

I don’t get why you can’t have cake and also eat it.

It seems like the purpose of cake is to be eaten.


You must have at least one person sign off on your state application stating that you have the necessary experience. This person should be your employer (that’s former or current), a fellow employee, or a client.

It can only be a client if you’re claiming that you’ve been self-employed.

Which is technically illegal.

You shouldn’t be doing construction work without your license.

BUT, if you have been, the state will count that towards your experience.

At the end of the day, they just want you to get licensed.

Description Of The C-57 License

If you’ve ever wondered to yourself: I really want to know the exact legal definition of the C-57 license and what it entails, I’ll paste it below. I’m copying and pasting this (using pretty universally understood keyboard shortcuts) from the CSLB website. CSLB is the government department in charge of issuing you your license.

A well drilling contractor installs and repairs water wells and pumps by boring, drilling, excavating, casing, cementing and cleaning to provide a supply of uncontaminated water.

Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)

I know — I wish that would have been a more descriptive definition myself.

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