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Austin Exam Registration

Occupational Licensing Exam Information

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
September 19, 2016 November 14, 2016
October 17, 2016 December 12, 2016
November 7, 2016 January 9, 2017
December 19, 2016 February 12, 2017
January 16, 2017 March 13, 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 licensing@tceq.texas.gov 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.

Special Accommodations for a Disability

If you have a disability and need special accommodations when you take a licensing exam, please fill out the special accommodations request form before you register for the exam. By contacting us in advance, you will help us make sure that we have the accommodations you need in place on the day of your 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.

Region 11 Exam Location

TCEQ Region 11 - Austin
Building A, Room 173
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753

Main Phone Line: (512) 239-6133
Fax:

Available Exams In This Regional Office

  • Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) - The written portion of the BPAT exam will be available starting May 2, 2016.
  • Customer Service Inspector (CSI)
  • Irrigation Inspector
  • Irrigation Technician (English and Spanish)
  • Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) (by appointment only)
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
  • On-Site Sewage Systems (OSSFs) - Maintenance Provider
  • Underground Storage Tank (UST) (by appointment only)
  • Wastewater Operators
  • Wastewater Collection Operator
  • Water Operators
  • Water Treatment Specialist (WTS)

Region Specific Information

  • When: Exams are offered on the second Monday of each month. Exams start promptly at 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM (3 hour exams). Please arrive to the exam location 30 minutes prior to the exam time. No one will be allowed to enter the exam room after the start time.
  • Cancellation: To cancel a scheduled exam you must contact the Austin regional office at (512) 239-6133.
  • Seating: Seating is limited. You must pre-register. No walk-ins are allowed.
  • On Exam Day: Only the following items are allowed in the exam rooms: basic calculators, number 2 pencils, government issued ID, check/ money order/e-Pay receipt, confirmation of exam registration/training certificates, and re-test/deficiency letters. All other items are not allowed in the exam rooms.

For more information on taking an exam, exam details, etc., please see our General Information web page.

Classroom Regional Registration Form

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.