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Region 3 Abilene Exam Registration Form

New Information Pre-Approval is Required Before Exam Registration

As of September 9, 2016, your license application must be preapproved before you can register to take an exam. Once approved, you will receive an approval letter in the mail. This letter must be brought with you when you take your exam. A 6-month grace period will be granted to comply with this new policy. No applicant will be allowed to sit for an exam after March 1, 2017 unless preapproved. Approval of an application takes approximately 6-8 weeks (if all supporting documentation is provided and there are no deficiencies). To get preapproved by the March 1, 2017 deadline, applications must be submitted to TCEQ Occupational Licensing prior to January 1st, 2017.

Pre-Approval Time Table

To be able to test on an exam date, please submit your online application by the "Complete an e-Application by" date, to allow for your application to be approved and for you to receive your approval letter. The approval letter must be provided to the proctor at the exam.

Complete an e-Application byTo Test on This Exam Date
October 18, 2016 December 13, 2016
November 15, 2016 January 10, 2017
December 20, 2016 February 14, 2017

New Information Apply for Your License Using E-Application for Licensing

As of September 9, 2016, you may also submit your application online. Paper applications will still be accepted on an as needed basis. To apply for a license, use our new electronic application, e-Application. E-App is the online version of the application you must submit and have approved by TCEQ prior to registering for the corresponding exam. e-App captures the same fields as the current paper application. If you have special circumstances and require a paper applications, please submit a request to the licensing email box at or go to the nearest regional office to pick up a paper copy. Also, training providers of core and initial classes have copies of the paper application.

Computer Based Testing (CBT)

Remember, you can register to take a computer-based test instead of taking a paper and pencil test!

Some of the benefits of using Computer Based Testing (CBT) are:

  • Immediate exam score!
  • Immediate exam analysis feedback!
  • Faster receipt of licenses!
  • Immediate retesting available!

CBT exams are not offered in TCEQ Regional Offices.

Region 3 Exam Location

TCEQ Region 3 - Abilene
1977 Industrial Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79602-7833

Main Phone Line: (325) 698-9674
Fax: (325) 698-5869

Available Exams In This Regional Office

  • Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT)-written portion
  • Customer Service Inspector (CSI)
  • Irrigation Inspector
  • Irrigation Technician (English and Spanish)
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) (By appointment only. Please email us at
  • On-Site Sewage Systems (OSSFs) - Maintenance Provider
  • Wastewater Operators
  • Wastewater Collection Operator
  • Water Operators
  • Water Treatment Specialist (WTS)

Region Specific Information

  • When: The exams are given the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Exams start promptly at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Please arrive to the exam location 20 minutes prior to the exam time. No one will be allowed to enter the exam room after the start time. As of September 9, 2016, you must complete an on-line application and pre-pay on-line using our new e-App and our current e-Pay processes. You must bring your Pre-Approval Letter with you on your exam day.
  • Cancellation: To cancel a scheduled exam you must contact the Abilene regional office at (325) 698-9674.
  • Seating: Seating is limited to 20. You must pre-register. Walk-ins are NOT allowed as of September 1, 2016.
  • Parking: Open parking; do not park in spots closest to the building.
  • On Exam Day: Only the following items are allowed in the exam rooms: basic calculators, number 2 pencils, government issued ID, pre-approval letters, or conditional approval letters. All other items are not allowed in the exam rooms.

For more information on taking an exam, exam details, etc., please see our Exam Schedule and Registration web page.

Classroom Regional Registration Form

As of September 9, 2016, you must have a Pre-Approval Letter before you can take an exam. In order to adequately prepare our offices and to extend exam spaces to as many registrants as practical, we are limiting registrations to one exam date/time per individual. Please choose an exam you would like to take from the list below. Multiple appointments scheduled for the same individual for the same exam will be deleted and only the most recent date will be kept. All of the exams are offered in the morning and afternoon. If a date is not available, it is because that session is already full.

Are you re-taking the exam?   It is only considered a retest if the test date will be less than 12 months since the application fee was paid and fewer than 4 attempts within the last year.

Choose Payment Type   You must have a check / money order to take the exam or a reciept from TCEQ if you pre-paid. (You may retake an exam at no charge, however it will only be considered a retest if the test date will be less than 12 months since the application fee was paid and fewer than 4 attempts within the last year.)

Exam Types Please choose a exam you would like to take from the list below. All of the exams are offered in the morning and afternoon. All of the exams given at this TCEQ Regional Office are at a cost of $111.00.