Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


Exams with a * next to them are also available in Spanish

Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) * On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) Installer I, II

Customer Service Inspector *

Surface Water Operator Class B, C * (Class C is available in Spanish)
Groundwater Operator Class B,C * (Class C is available in Spanish) Underground Storage Tank (UST) On-Site Supervisor Class A, B
Landscape Irrigation Inspector Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Class A, B, C, D * (C&D are available in Spanish)
Landscape Irrigation Technician * Wastewater Collection System Operator Class I, II, III * (Class I&II are available in Spanish)
Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) Water Distribution Class B, C * (Class C is available in Spanish)

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Facility Supervisors Class A, B (OPEN BOOK. Candidates for all levels of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Supervisor examinations can bring and use training manuals, notes, copies of rules, etc.)

Water Operator Class A  
On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) Maintenance Provider Water Operator Class D *
On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) Designated Representative Water Treatment Specialist - Class I, II, III
    • You must be approved by TCEQ before registering for this exam
    • Contact TCEQ for approval inquiries: 512-239-1000
  • TESTING DAYS AND TIMES (Huntsville Campus)
    • Monday - Friday
    • Click here for available test times.
    • Examinees need to report to the testing site at least 15-30 minutes prior to their scheduled testing time on their scheduled testing date
    • Three hour time limit (exception – Municipal Solid Waste A, B – 4 and 2 hour time limit respectively and Water Operator A- 6 Hour time limit.)
    • Current, unexpired picture identification (i.e., driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, military ID, student ID, etc.)
    • Second form of ID (i.e., any of the previously listed photo IDs, social security card, birth certificate, credit/debit card, library card, etc.)
    • Social Security number (required by TCEQ)
    • Scores will be available immediately following completion of the test
    • Examinees are allowed four attempts in their approval period; Only two attempts can be made on the same day with no access to study materials in between test sessions.
    • Examinees are responsible for knowing and adhering to the retake policy
    • Registration/administration/test fee applies to each retake
    • Examinees should go to www.tceq.texas.gov to search and fill out an accommodations form
    • Once approved, examinee will register and sign up to take the exam at a TCEQ Office (examinee must contact TCEQ to find TCEQ office locations); Examinees with accommodations are not eligible to test at SHSU Testing Center per TCEQ guidelines
    • Contact: 512-239-6133 for further information
    • Visit our website at shsu.edu/testing
    • Email test.ctr@shsu.edu
    • Visit the office located in Academic Building IV, Room 102
    • Call (936) 294-1025
    • Write to the Testing Center, Box 2240 SHSU, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2240