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.
All applicants must be pre-approved before sitting for a WTS exam. Applications are submitted through the TCEQ website. The examination fee must be paid to TCEQ when applying and approvals are expected to take 6-8 weeks.
Current TCEQ 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?
Applicants can take advantage of TCEQ’s Computer-Based Testing program at TCEQ approved test centers, where immediate exam scores are provided along with exam analysis feedback and immediate retesting. A list of Computer-Based Testing locations can be found at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/exams/cbt_occ_lic.html.
How do I renew my license?
To renew your Water Treatment Specialist license, you will be mailed a renewal notification from TCEQ 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 contact hours or pass the required examination. Continuing education credit hours applied towards a renewal may also be applied toward obtaining higher grades of licensing.
Remember it is your responsibility to submit a timely renewal application.
The TCEQ Water Treatment Specialist program can provide you with: license applications, instructions, and general information. Also training, licensing, renewal records, examination schedules, training course and provider lists, as well as licensing verification letters. Remember to notify TCEQ of any address change promptly to ensure your timely receipt of renewal notices, training records, and licenses.
CLICK HERE for the information that you will need for renewing your license with TCEQ.
Be absolutely certain that you review TCEQs Criminal History Notification & take the required action before you renew your license online (scroll down for the License/Registrations Renewals section).
The link provided will route you to how to renew your license online, which will also allow for you to pay the renewal online.
For more information regarding licensing, please contact the TCEQ Water Treatment Specialist licensing program direct at (512) 239-6133.
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