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TCEQ Examinations and Renewals

For current Water Treatment Specialist exam requirements, locations and schedules, see the TCEQ Examinations Website.

How do I apply for my license?
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers the Water Treatment Specialist licensing program. The rules for obtaining and renewing a Water Treatment Specialist license can be found at: Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 30, Subchapter H: Water Treatment Specialists, Rules 30.261 - 30.279.

Effective March 1 2017, all applicants must be pre-approved before sitting for a WTS exam. Applications can be made through the TCEQ website. The examination fee must be paid when applying and approvals are expected to take 6-8 weeks.

Current exam schedules and registration information can be found by clicking on the following link: TCEQ Exam Schedule and Registration

Where can I take an exam?
TWQA currently requests TCEQ to proctor exams after our quarterly training programs. Applicants can also take advantage of TCEQ's Computer-Based Testing program or visit TCEQ's regional offices to take a paper-based exam.

A list of Computer-Based Testing locations can be found at the following link: Computer-Based Testing for Occupational Licenses

How do I renew my license?
To renew your Water Treatment Specialist license, You will be mailed a renewal notification to the last known address on file at least 60 days before your license expires. This notification will give you instructions for renewing your license using the Texas Online license renewal process. You must also complete the required continuing education credit hours or pass the required examination. Continuing education credits applied toward renewal may also be applied toward obtaining higher grades of licensing.

If you are unable to renew on-line, please contact our office immediately to receive a printed renewal application. You can contact the TCEQ Licensing Section at licenses@tceq.state.tx.us or phone Barbara Luther at (512) 239-3615. Please be sure to include your full name and license number with your request. Remember it is your responsibility to timely submit a renewal application.

The Water Treatment Specialist program can provide you with: license applications, instructions, and general information; training, licensing, and renewal records; examination schedules; training course and provider lists; licensing verification letters; and Licensed Water Treatment Specialist Lists. Remember to notify TCEQ of any address change to ensure your timely receipt of renewal notices, training records, and licenses.

For more information regarding licensing, please contact the Water Treatment Specialist licensing program at (512)239-6133.