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E-Application Instructions

It's simple to apply for an occupational license online! Find out how to apply for an occupational license with e-Application for Licensing.

PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR LICENSE BEFORE STARTING AN E-APPLICATION!

What is e-Application?Start an Occupational Licensing Application with e-App!

e-Application (e-App) for Licensing is the online version of the paper application you submitted electronically to start the approval process by TCEQ. All applications, electronic or paper, must be received, reviewed and approved by TCEQ prior to registering for the corresponding exam. Using e-App, your application, if complete with no deficiencies, will be approved in approximately 6-8 weeks.

Most people will use e-App, however if you must submit a paper check, money order, or ITV (Inter-agency Transfer Voucher - only available for state agencies), you can request a paper application that can be filled out and mailed to the TCEQ with your payment. Paper applications will be processed in approximately 8-10 weeks, if they are complete with no deficiencies. You can email a request for a paper application to licenses@tceq.texas.gov and include the following statement in the body of the email: "Please email me an application for [license type] so I may submit my payment via paper check, money order or ITV."

Please Note When Entering Training Information in e-App

On the Qualifications tab in e-App, only list the training required to obtain the license that is not showing on your TCEQ training record on the TCEQ Search Licensing or Registration Information web page.

Renewals

If you need to renew an existing license, please visit our License and Registration Online Renewal web page. Renewals are not available through e-Application.

Choose a License To Find Out Which Documents You Will Need To Upload in e-Application:

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Help for All License Types
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT)
Customer Service Inspector (CSI)
Landscape Irrigator, Technician, and Inspector
Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST)
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Operator
On-Site Sewage System Facility (OSSF)
Underground Storage Tank (UST)
Wastewater Operators
Wastewater Collection Operators
Water Operators
Water Treatment Specialist (WTS)

 

Help for All License Types

Information about e-Application Microsoft Word Document | e-App postcard

Pre-Approval

Before you can register for an exam, an application, fee and required documents must be submitted and approved. You will receive an approval letter in the mail. After you receive your approval letter, visit our Exam Schedule and Registration web page for information on registering for your exam. Bring the approval letter with you when you take the exam.

Conditional Approval

A conditional approval is an option if you:

  • are only missing one required course;
  • have no deficiencies;
  • and intend to take the exam immediately following the required course at a location where the TCEQ is proctoring the exams.

When you apply, you'll need proof of the last course registration confirmation and the location and date of the exam being offered.

Application Processing Time

Allow approximately 6-8 weeks from date of receipt for us to review your application. If approved, you will receive an approval letter by mail and instructions on how to register to take an exam.

If a deficiency is found in the application packet, you will also receive a letter and will have 120 days to clear the deficiency.

Valid Length of Time of an Approved Application

The application becomes void either after one year from the date of application or after the fourth unsuccessful attempt of the same exam, whichever occurs first. If an application becomes void, before you may take the same exam again, you'll need to submit a new fee and a new application.

Applying Multiple Application Fees at Once

Using ePay you may submit one payment for multiple individuals and receive voucher numbers to apply to individual applications. For example, one payment for $333 can be for three different individuals ($111 applied to each person), which would generate three separate voucher numbers.

Registrations and Certificates That Aren't Currently Available in e-Application

Requirements for a BPAT License

Review the requirements to obtain a BPAT license. Your application may be delayed or denied if all requirements are not met prior to submitting.

There are two parts to a BPAT exam, A TCEQ approved training prodvider administers the practical skills portion. The TCEQ administers the written portion. You must pass the practical skills portion of the exam prior to submitting an online BPAT license application.

Required License-specific Documentation

These completed forms are required to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please download these forms, complete and save to a storage device (personal computer, thumb drive, etc).

Requirements for a CSI License

Review the requirements to obtain a CSI license. Your application may be delayed or denied if all requirements are not met prior to submitting.

Required License-specific Documentation

These completed forms are required to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please download these forms, complete and save to a storage device (personal computer, thumb drive, etc).

Requirements for a Landscape Irrigator, Irrigator Technician or Irrigation Inspector License

Review the requirements to obtain a Landscape Irrigator, Irrigator Technician or Irrigation Inspector license. Your application may be delayed or denied if all requirements are not met prior to submitting.

Required License-specific Documentation

These completed forms are required to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please download these forms, complete and save to a storage device (personal computer, thumb drive, etc).

  • Landscape Irrigation Affidavit. Adobe Acrobat PDF Document If you hold a current Inspection license and choose to reactivate either your Irrigator or Irrigator Technician license, you may no longer engage in any irrigation inspections that rely upon or require a valid Irrigation Inspector License.
  • Irrigation Inspector Affidavit. Adobe Acrobat PDF Document If you have a current Landscape Irrigators license with the TCEQ, apply for an Inspector license, and wish to keep both licenses current, you must complete this affidavit, acknowledging that you will comply with 30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 30, Subchapter D, 30.120(f) by only using the Irrigation Inspector License.
  • Proof of completion of required courses for a Landscape Irrigator, Landscape Technician or Landscape Inspector
  • Criminal History Notification form Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Requirements for the Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) Project Manager License

Review the requirements to obtain a Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank license. Your application may be delayed or denied if all requirements are not met prior to submitting.

Required License-specific Documentation

These completed forms are required to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please download these forms, complete and save to a storage device (personal computer, thumb drive, etc).

Required Documentation for the LPST Project Manager License

  • LPST written statements
  • Criminal History Notification form Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Official School/College Transcripts (online print outs are not acceptable), if you are not a Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Geologist (PG)
  • If you are claiming the exemption for a Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Geologist (PG), you will also need to provide:
    1. A copy of your current PE or PG license;
    2. A written statement from the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) or Geologists (TBPG) stating that you are currently licensed to practice in the State of Texas and that the TBPE or TBPG is not aware of any reason that you are not qualified to perform corrective action; and
    3. A letter written by you, requesting the license.

Requirements for a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) License

Review the requirements to obtain a MSW license. Your application may be delayed or denied if all requirements are not met prior to submitting.

Required License-specific Documentation

These completed forms are required to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please download these forms, complete and save to a storage device (personal computer, thumb drive, etc).

Note: If you manage or supervise medical waste or compost facilities requiring an MSW registration or permit, you will need to complete a TCEQ recognized or approved specialized training course (Specialized Compost Training or Specialized Medical Waste Training) that is applicable to that facility before being issued a standard A or B MSW Facility Supervisor license.

Requirements for an On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF) License

Review the requirements to obtain an OSSF license. Your application may be delayed or denied if all requirements are not met prior to submitting.

Required License-specific Documentation

These completed forms are required to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please download these forms, complete and save to a storage device (personal computer, thumb drive, etc).

 

Requirements for an Underground Storage Tank (UST) License

Review the requirements to obtain a UST license. Your application may be delayed or denied if all requirements are not met prior to submitting.

Required License-specific Documentation

These completed forms are required to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please download these forms, complete and save to a storage device (personal computer, thumb drive, etc).

*You must include sworn statements from at least four persons (three from clients not related by blood or marriage and one from a current or previous employer, or employer's representative) who have engaged you or your employer within the previous 24 months to perform: UST installations, repairs, or removals; underground utility construction; or engineering construction. These statements should attest to your character, knowledge of construction, and ability to supervise the construction activity and a description of the type of construction you performed.

Requirements for a Wastewater Operators License

Review the requirements to obtain a Wastewater Operators license. Your application may be delayed or denied if all requirements are not met prior to submitting.

Required License-specific Documentation

These completed forms are required to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please download these forms, complete and save to a storage device (personal computer, thumb drive, etc).

Requirements for a Wastewater Collection Operator License

Review the requirements to obtain a Wastewater Collection Operator license. Your application may be delayed or denied if all requirements are not met prior to submitting.

Required License-specific Documentation

These completed forms are required to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please download these forms, complete and save to a storage device (personal computer, thumb drive, etc).

Requirements for a Water Operators License

Review the requirements to obtain a Water Operators license. Your application may be delayed or denied if all requirements are not met prior to submitting.

Required License-specific Documentation

These completed forms are required to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please download these forms, complete and save to a storage device (personal computer, thumb drive, etc).

Requirements for a Water Treatment Specialist License

Review the requirements to obtain a Water Treatment Specialist license. Your application may be delayed or denied if all requirements are not met prior to submitting.

Required License-specific Documentation

These completed forms are required to be uploaded as part of the online application. Please download these forms, complete and save to a storage device (personal computer, thumb drive, etc).

What Do I Need to Do to Complete an e-Application?

  • Submit payment via e-Pay, our electronic payment system, with a Credit/Debit card, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or ACH on-time payment (electronic check). All licenses available on e-App require a fee of $111.00.
    • If you have already paid the license fee(s) using ePay, please have your voucher numbers available as these will have to be entered into e-App.
    • Retain the voucher number(s) received after payment is completed on e-Pay.
    • You can pay at any time, however you will need the voucher number to submit your e-Application. (Required for all non-exempt applicants.)
  • Complete the online application.

Start your e-Application today!