In accordance with state law, any individual who installs and services fixed or portable equipment
in public or private systems in the State of Texas for the analysis and treatment of potable water
to alter or purify the water or to add or remove a mineral, chemical, or bacterial content must be
a Licensed Water Treatment Specialist (WTS). TCEQ is responsibile for issuing new licenses, renewing
licenses, training approval and exam development.
For WTS licensing information, explanation of the application process, and training requirements, the TCEQ website provides anwers to your questions and contact information.
The TCEQ will try to notify you 60 days prior to the expiration date of your Certification/License. However, it is YOUR responsibility to maintain your license.
You may check your license information on the TCEQ site.
You must have your recertification credits (continuing education credits) in place prior to the expiration date of your license in order to renew without examination.
On all Water Treatment Specialist Licenses (those issued after December 17, 2001) you must have 12 hours of continuing education credit. These hours can be obtained by attending the pre-approved technical sessions at our annual convention, pre-approved WQA technical sessions, by retaking the Basic Water Conditioning and/or Advanced Water Conditioning courses, or any other TCEQ pre-approved courses.
For those needing new licenses, you need to take the TCEQ exam for the highest license for which you qualify.