Texarkana College is proud to host exams for TCEQ to our students and our community. Various exams are offered through TCEQ.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Occupational Licensing Section has a new Computer-Based Testing (CBT) exam available to licensees.  The exam is for our Water Operator A license and is 6 hours in length.

Take your license examination on a computer!

CBT license examinations offer:
  • The convenience of numerous CBT exam sites
  • Daily access and expanded hours to CBT exam sites
  • Immediate exam score with e-mail option
  • Immediate printed exam analysis feedback with e-mail option
  • License issued to applicants passing CBT exam within one week of exam date
  • Immediate retesting, if the exam site has available seating (4 attempts per application)
  • User-friendly computer screens


Examinations available for CBT by Licensing Program

  • Customer Service Inspectors
  • Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester
  • Groundwater
    • Groundwater Operator Class B
    • Groundwater Operator Class C
  • Landscape Irrigation
    • Landscape Irrigation Inspector
    • Landscape Irrigation Technician (English Only)
  • Municipal Solid Waste Facility Supervisors
    • Class A
    • Class B
  • On-site Sewage Facility (OSSF)
    • OSSF Designated Representative
    • OSSF Maintenance Provider
    • OSSF Installer I
    • OSSF Installer II
  • Underground Storage Tank (UST)
    • UST On-Site Supervisor Class A
    • UST On-Site Supervisor Class B
  • Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LSPT)
    • Corrective Action Project Manager
  • Wastewater Treatment and Collection System Operators
    • Class I Wastewater Collection System Operator
    • Class II Wastewater Collection System Operator
    • Class III Wastewater Collection System Operator
    • Class B Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator
    • Class C Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator
    • Class D Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator
  • Water Treatment and Distribution System Operators
    • Class A Water
    • Class B Groundwater Operator
    • Class B Surface Water Operator
    • Class B Water Distribution
    • Class C Groundwater Operator
    • Class C Surface Water Operator
    • Class C Water Distribution
    • Class D Water
  • Water Treatment Specialists
    • Class I
    • Class II
    • Class III

Pre-approval of your licensing application is required. For pre-approval, applicants must:

    • complete license requirements—
      • education
      • experience
      • training
    • submit an application with the $111 processing fee to TCEQ Occupational Licensing, MC-178, PO Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087
    • To obtain an application, go to the CBT Application Request Form and submit your request. An application packet will be mailed to you upon receipt of your request.

Upon receiving an approval letter, the applicant will need to:

    • make an appointment with the Testing Center at 903-823-3278 or 903-823-3031 to take the exam
    • pay a $15 proctor fee to the Testing Center

Testing available Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm and Friday 8 am – 2 pm.

Retesting by CBT after failing a test is allowed, so long as your application is in an approved status.



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