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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

The TCEQ is dedicated to the protection of the environment and human health through the responsible licensing of individuals whose occupations may have an environmental impact. Please visit the TCEQ website for information regarding preparation, requirements, and approvals that you must have before you take an occupational licensing exam.

Texas State University has two locations that provide the TCEQ computer-based testing. You may test at our main campus in San Marcos or at our campus in Round Rock. Please review this website and choose the location that is most convenient for your needs. If you have any questions, please contact the location where you wish to test. For testing at San Marcos, please call TEMC at 512.245.2276. For testing at Round Rock, please call 512.716.4020.

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  • Step 1. Register for your TCEQ exam. Visit the TCEQ website to register or call 512-239-1000 for assistance.

    Step 2. Pay your Texas State administration fee. Texas State University requires an administration fee based on the time limit of the exam. See Available Exams and Time Limits.

    Up to 2 hours = $40
    Up to 3 hours = $50
    Up to 4 hours = $60

    Bring the printed receipt as proof you paid.

    Step 3. TCEQ exams will be offered on a limited, appointment basis.

    Please request your appointment by emailing your preferred testing location with a requested date and time.

    Step 4. On the test day please bring your printed approval form from TCEQ, your administration fee receipt, your social security number, and approved forms of identification. You will not be allowed to test unless you have all the required documentation and identification with you.

    Note: TEMC cannot provide refunds for any fees or other payments beyond five business days from the date of payment.

     

  • Examination retakes will not be allowed on the same day. Please email the testing center to schedule your retake examination.

    • Valid government-issued identification with photo and signature (i.e., driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, military ID, etc.)
    • Second form of ID (i.e., any of the previously listed photo IDs, social security card, birth certificate, credit or debit card, student ID, library card, etc.)
    • Social Security number, required to login to TCEQ exam
  • Prohibited Items

    • Hats or jackets, if needed for the weather, these items must be placed with the proctor;
    • sunglasses;
    • electronic equipment including cell phones, smart watches, pagers, two-way radios, all devices with a camera;
    • food or drinks;
    • study guides or notes, except for Municipal Solid Waste Class A & B guides and notes.

    Breaks

    There are NO lunch or restroom breaks allowed, except for “A” exams.

    Allowed Items

    • Non-programmable calculators;
    • government-issued photo and signature ID;
    • confirmation of exam registration;
    • failure or approval letters or approved application printout; and
    • only for Municipal Solid Waste Class A and Municipal Solid Waste Class B - study guides and notes.
  • If you have a disability and need special accommodations when you take an operational licensing exam, contact TCEQ at 512-239-6133 or licenses@tceq.texas.gov.

    Note: Do not register for your exam until you have been approved for your special accommodation request.

  • EXAMS AVAILABLE ON CBT as of January 2020 Time Limit Code Name
    BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TESTER 3 HR BPAT
    CUSTOMER SERVICE INSPECTOR 3 HR CSI
    GROUNDWATER OPERATOR CLASS B 3 HR GWO-B
    GROUNDWATER OPERATOR CLASS C 3 HR GWO-C
    LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION INSPECTOR 3 HR LII
    LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN 3 HR LIT
    MUNCIPAL SOLID WASTE CLASS A 4 HR MSW-A
    MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE CLASS B 2 HR MSW-B
    OSSF DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE 3 HR OSSF-DR
    OSSF INSTALLER I 3 HR OSSF-I-I
    OSSF MAINTENANCE PROVIDER 3 HR OSSF-MP
    SURFACE WATER OPERATOR CLASS B 3 HR

    SWO-B

    SURFACE WATER OPERATOR CLASS C 3 HR SWO-C
    WASTEWATER OPERATOR CLASS B 3 HR WWO-B
    WASTEWATER OPERATOR CLASS C 3 HR WWO-C
    WASTEWATER OPERATOR CLASS D 3 HR WWO-D
    WASTEWATER COLLECTION OPERATOR CLASS I 3 HR WWCO-I
    WASTEWATER COLLECTION OPERATOR CLASS II 3 HR WWCO-II
    WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR CLASS B 3 HR WDO-B
    WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR CLASS C 3 HR WDO-C
    WATER OPERATOR CLASS D 3 HR WO-D
    WATER TREATMENT SPECIALIST CLASS I 3 HR WTS-I
    WATER TREATMENT SPECIALIST CLASS II 3 HR WTS-II
    WATER TREATMENT SPECIALIST CLASS III 3 HR WTS-III
    UST On-Site Supervisor Class A 3 HR UST-A
    UST On-Site Supervisor Class B 3 HR UST-B

     

  • To Test at Texas State University, San Marcos Campus

    The nearest visitor parking is in the Edward Gary Street Garage. Click here for more details.

    To Test at Texas State University, Round Rock Campus

    Please visit the Testing Center, Round Rock location page for parking directions.