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Guidance for Training Providers

Resiliency requirements, curriculum guidance, job task analysis and information on how to become a TCEQ approved provider.

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NEW Resiliency Training Guidance for Water Licenses

As of April 1, 2024, resiliency training will be required for all water operators. View the Resiliency Training Guidance for Water Licenses.

Becoming a TCEQ Approved Training Provider

For rules relating to the approval of training, see the Administration of Occupational Licenses and Registrations on the Office of Secretary of State website.

Obtaining Approval to Provide Licensing Training

Resiliency Training Guidance for Water Licenses

Resiliency licensing requirements for water operators will go into effect on April 1, 2024.

The TCEQ Occupational Licensing Section has prepared Resiliency Training Guidance regarding the new Resiliency Training Requirements for potential and current licensed Water Operators. Training providers who wish to participate are encouraged to review the new guidance and submit courses for review. Please submit applications or questions regarding resiliency training development to

While participation is not mandatory, all providers are encouraged to review the guidance to fully understand how the new training requirements may affect licensed and prospective Water Operators. For those who choose not to participate, no action is required and may continue to deliver their current courses, as approved.

Curriculum Guidance for Occupational License Trainers
Guidance for training providers to help develop effective training by license type, including suggested course topics and need-to-know criteria.

Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Curriculum: Guidance for Training Providers
Curriculum guidance for training providers for reverse osmosis or nanofiltration membrane system.

For additional guidance on proctoring the Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester practical skills exam, contact us at

Job Task Analysis

The TCEQ conducts workforce surveys periodically, for each occupational licensing program, to review the relevance of knowledge, tasks, and responsibilities for each job. This process identifies critical tasks required for licensed occupations and is utilized to ensure licensure exams and core training course prerequisites continue to be reflective of industry’s evolving best practices and needs. Questions about this process may be directed to

House Bill 1508

As of September 1, 2017, HB 1508 requires TCEQ approved training providers that provide educational programs (training) which prepare an individual for issuance of an initial occupational license, to notify each enrollee of the following:

  • the potential ineligibility of an individual who has been convicted of an offense for issuance of an occupational license on completion of the educational program;
  • the current guidelines issued under Texas Occupation's Code, Section 53.025 by any licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes the educational program ( TCEQ Regulatory Guidance document RG-521);
  • any other state or local restriction or guideline used by a licensing authority to determine the eligibility of an individual who has been convicted of an offense for an occupational license issued by the licensing authority (none applicable to TCEQ); and
  • the right to request a criminal history evaluation under Section 53.102.

As per HB 1508, if an individual is denied an occupational license based on his/hers criminal history and the educational provider failed to provide the individual notice in accordance with Section 53.152, the educational provider will be required to refund the amount of any tuition paid and corresponding application and examination fees.

Specifically, TCEQ approved training providers must:

  • have each enrollee sign an acknowledgement that they have received the required information listed above;
  • retain signed acknowledgement forms for a minimum of 5 years;
  • make these records available to the TCEQ upon request in the event of a dispute.


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