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The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for the certification of persons who wish to do business in Iowa as groundwater professionals. This professional designation is required for any person who wishes to submit projects to the UST Section evaluating sites or proposing corrective action. The information below describes the certification program. If you have any questions about the certification program, please contact Bonnie Garrison at 515-725-8310 or Bonnie.Garrison@dnr.iowa.gov
A Groundwater Professional is defined by Chapter 567-134 as “a person who provides subsurface soil contamination and groundwater consulting services, or who contracts to perform or who supervises remediation or corrective action services at leaking underground storage tank sites.” These services and activities must be provided by or directly supervised by a certified groundwater professional. All reports submitted to the Iowa DNR must be signed by the Certified Groundwater Professional supervising the work at the site.
In complying with the legislative mandate, persons must be certified as a Groundwater Professional before performing any of the services above.
Exception: Applicants who are currently registered as a professional engineer in the State of Iowa and meet the exemption qualification criteria in 134.3(6) of the certification rules, may complete a PE exemption from examination form. A copy of the applicant’s current Iowa PE registration card, a copy of college transcripts, and a completed signed affidavit form must be submitted with the application form. If approved, the applicant will be exempted from taking the written exam. The applicant must complete the two-day RBCA training prior to being certified.
Following are a list of instructions to be used in completion of the application.
At the request of many of our clients, we have prepared a list of persons who have done business with the department in the past. These lists are offered simply to help you find potential sources of assistance. As you will find noted with each group, we make no attempt to qualify persons on the list. It is between you and the persons you contact to discuss evidence of their capabilities.
Tank memos are directed to certified groundwater professionals and contain information of interest concerning assessment and corrective actions at petroleum contaminated sites.
This newsletter is a technical publication for groundwater professionals, published as needed to provide updates and announcements to groundwater professionals.
Postings are directed to certified groundwater professionals and contain information of interest concerning assessment and corrective action at petroleum contaminated sites.
Posting are done as needed to provide updates and announcements to groundwater professionals. These postings are still relevant, however, they have been separated from the current postings, which still appear on the Groundwater Professional Bulletin Board because they are covered in the updated Tier 2 Guidance document and no longer require a separate notice.