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Renewal Requirements

Requirements for renewing an Occupational License.

Occupational Licensing Renewal Information and Requirements

License Renewal Overview

State Regulations:

Important information Continuing Education (CE) must be completed prior to the expiration date of the license.

Important information It's the applicant's responsibility to timely submit a renewal application.


Occupational licenses are valid for three years then must be renewed with the TCEQ. Renewal applicants must have completed the required CE requirements, submit a renewal application and criminal history attestation, and pay the renewal fee.

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Renewing a License

The fee to renew all licenses is $111. Licenses are valid for three years. Licensees will be mailed a renewal notification to the last known address on file at least 60 days before the license expires. The TCEQ is not responsible for undelivered mail. Provided the TCEQ has a valid email address on file, an email notification will be sent 90 days before the license expires. Update contact information.

Licenses are not eligible for renewal if:

  • the license has been expired over 30 days, or
  • the license does not expire for 90 days or more.

Online Renewal: visit the TCEQ Online Renewal webpage for more information and to renew online.

Paper Renewal: if unable to renew on-line, please contact the TCEQ to receive a printed renewal application licenses@tceq.texas.gov or phone 512-239-6133. Be sure to include your full name and license number with your request. Remember, it's the applicants responsibility to timely submit a renewal application.

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Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing education must be completed prior to the expiration date of the license.

View an overview of all licensing continuing education requirements Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Search the License Information webpage to view current CE hours earned.

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Military Service Members

Persons failing to renew their license or registration in a timely manner due to serving as a military service member, on active duty in the United States armed forces outside this state, may renew their license within two years [180 days] of returning from active duty by submitting a completed renewal application, a copy of the military orders substantiating the military service during the time the license expired, and the applicable license renewal fee.

Completion of the required continuing education will be waived for the renewal cycle for military service members, while the licensee was on active duty service in the United States armed forces, outside of this state who were unable to complete the requirements.

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Expired Licenses

A license or registration may not be renewed if it has been:
  • expired for more than 30 days and an application has not been received by the executive director or postmarked within 30 days after the expiration date of the license or registration;
  • revoked; or
  • replaced by a higher class of license.

An individual whose license or registration renewal application is not received by the executive director or is not postmarked within 30 days after the license or registration expiration date may not renew the license or registration and must meet the current education, training, and experience requirements, submit a new application with the appropriate fee, and pass the applicable examination.

A person whose license or registration has expired shall not engage in activities that require a license or registration until the license or registration is renewed or a new license or registration has been obtained.

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Specific Renewal Requirements

Unless otherwise noted, the renewal processing fee for occupational licenses is $111.

  • Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT)
    • Required CE hours: 24 hours, 8 of the total 24 hours must be practical skills (hands-on) training
    • License can be renewed online
  • Customer Service Inspector (CSI)
    • Required CE hours: 16 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • Landscape Irrigator and Inspector
    • Required CE hours: 24 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • Landscape Irrigation Technician
    • Required CE hours: 16 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) Corrective Action Specialist Project Manager
    • Required CE hours: 32 hours
    • License cannot be renewed online. An application will be mailed to the last known mailing address or the applicant can contact the TCEQ to request an application.
    • Renewal Exception: LPST Correction Action Specialist Project Manager License holders do not need to renew their license if the license was obtained based on having a current professional engineer or professional geoscientist license. These TCEQ licenses remain valid as long as the engineer or geoscience license is valid.
    • Renewal fee: $232
  • Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) Corrective Action Specialist Registration
    • Required CE hours: 0 hours
    • License cannot be renewed online. An application will be mailed to the last known mailing address or the applicant can contact the TCEQ to request an application.
    • Additional Requirements: provide proof of a comprehensive general liability insurance policy designating the commission as the certificate holder in an amount of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) and a financial statement (balance sheet) documenting an applicant's current net worth of not less than $25,000; or a letter from a certified public accountant who is not employed by the applicant or does not receive payment from the applicant on a regular basis verifying that the applicant's current net worth is not less than $25,000
    • Renewal fee: $232
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Operator
    • Required CE hours: 16 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • On-Site Sewage Systems (OSSFs), Installer I, Installer II, Designated Representative, Maintenance Provider, and Site Evaluator
    • Required CE hours: 24 hours
    • License can be renewed online
    • Additional Requirements: an individual renewing a license for site evaluator shall demonstrate possession of a current designated representative license, professional engineer license, professional sanitarian license, certified professional soil scientist, or professional geoscientist license in the soil science discipline except for individuals who were granted a site evaluator license on the basis of holding either an Installer II or designated representative license.
  • On-Site Sewage Systems (OSSFs), Apprentice and Maintenance Technicians
    • Required CE hours:0 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • Underground Storage Tank Contractors and On-Site Supervisors
    • Required CE hours: 8 hours
    • License can be renewed online
    • Additional Requirements:
  • Underground Storage Tank Contractors Registration
    • Required CE hours: 0 hours
    • License can be renewed online
    • Additional Requirements: certified that the UST contractor has commercial liability insurance designating the commission as the certificate holder in an amount of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) and certified that the UST contractor has a net worth of not less than $25,000.
    • Renewal fee: $232
  • Wastewater Collection Operators
    • Required CE hours: 30 hours
    • License can be renewed online
    • Additional Requirements:
  • Wastewater Operators
    • Required CE hours: 30 hours
    • License can be renewed online
    • Renewal Restrictions:
      • Class A & B operators may not apply the "Basic Wastewater Operation" course, or any course that is equivalent to Basic Wastewater Operation, for renewal credit hours.
      • Class D operators are not renewable for operators at any activated sludge-type treatment facility of any size, any trickling filter or RBC facility with a permitted average daily flow of 100,000 gallons per day or greater, or wastewater facility that disposes of treated effluent through a subsurface area drip dispersal system.
  • Water Operators
    • Required CE hours: 30 hours
    • License can be renewed online
    • Renewal Restrictions:
      • Class A and B operators may not apply the "Basic Water" course, or any course that is equivalent to Basic Water, for renewal credit hours.
      • Class D licenses are not renewable for licensed operators:at groundwater treatment systems of 250 connections or more; at groundwater treatment systems serving a population of 750 or more; at surface water treatment systems; at groundwater systems under the influence of surface water; who are supervisors, crew chiefs, or foremen of distribution systems that have over 250 connections; or who operate multiple groundwater systems and the cumulative number of connections exceeds 250.
  • Water Treatment Specialist (WTS)
    • Required CE hours: 12 hours
    • License can be renewed online

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