Water well contractors interested in entering the geothermal heat pump well construction market can take a one-day course on June 20 in Muncie, Ind.  

Geothermal well construction generally uses the same equipment and requires many of the same skills used by water well contractors. However, some additional training is needed, as well as learning new approaches to managing equipment, and human and financial resources.

At this course offered by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), participants will learn how geothermal well construction differs from traditional well construction, what changes to consider in a geothermal business model, geothermal well construction terminology, the importance of soil and geologic formations in geothermal installations, grouting applications and geothermal benefits for consumers.

The course – Geothermal Heat Pump Well Construction 101 – is worth 0.75 continuing education units to water well system contractors currently holding NGWA certifications. Also, the new NGWA Voluntary Certification Program Geothermal Heat Pump Exam may be offered following the class to pre-registrants who indicate an interest by June 12. 

To learn more about this workshop or to register, visit www.ngwa.org, and click on the “Events/Education” menu tab.