Certified water right examiners verify water use for certification of a water right. They are certified to conduct proof examinations and prepare proof reports of examination and recommendation summaries. We run the certification program.
We continue to accept applications for qualified persons to be certified as water right examiners. To become a certified water right examiner, you must:
1. Submit a completed application for certified water right examiner, providing evidence that you meet at least one of the following minimum qualifications:
Certified water right examiners are hired by holders of water right permits or change authorizations to perform proof examinations. Proof examinations involve review of the associated water right record and a field examination of the water withdrawal or diversion works, distribution or transfer system, and the actual water use or uses.
The certified water right examiner then prepares a proof report of examination and recommendation summary to report findings, which is submitted to us for review and decision-making.
Once you receive your certification as a water right examiner, you are eligible to perform proof examinations and prepare proof reports of examination under private contract with water right permit and change authorization holders. We will add your name to the list of certified water right examiners posted on our website, unless you request not to be listed or have chosen to work only on your employer’s water rights.
To maintain your CWRE certification, you must:
Water Conservancy Board Coordinator