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Guidance for Training Providers

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

Becoming a TCEQ Approved Training Provider

For rules relating to the approval of training, see the Administration of Occupational Licenses and RegistrationsExit the TCEQ on the Office of Secretary of State web site.

Obtaining Approval to Provide Licensing Training Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (TCEQ Publication RG-373)
Regulatory guidance and application for approval of training for occupational licensing.

Training Guidance

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 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
Curriculum guidance for training providers for reverse osmosis or nanofiltration membrane system.

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Job Task Analysis

To develop exam questions and curriculum guidance, the TCEQ conducts analysis to determine the critical tasks required for a licensed occupation.

To date, the TCEQ has analyzed the tasks of Customer Service Inspector, Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester, Wastewater Treatment and Collection, Groundwater Treatment, and Water Distribution licenses. To obtain a copy of a job-task analysis, contact us at 512-239-6300.

House Bill 1508

As of September 1, 2017, HB 1508Exit the TCEQ 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.


Update Provider Information

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