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 USTLicensing@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.