TCEQ

San Antonio College – Assessment and Testing Center

1819 N. Main San Antonio, TX 78212

Welcome: We are a TECQ Testing Center that proctors the TCEQ’s Computer Based Test (CBT) for Occupational Licensing. We offer free and close parking next to our building and a comfortable and friendly testing environment.   

What is the TCEQ?   

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) strives to protect our state's public health and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development. Their goal is clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste. Below are the list of Computer Base Tests:  

Examinations available for CBT by Licensing Program

 All exams are in English Only

Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT)

Surface Water Operator – Class B & C

Customer Service Inspector

Wastewater Treatment Operator – Class B, C & D

Ground Water Operator – Class B & C

Wastewater Collection Operator – Class I & II

*Landscape Irrigation Inspector

Water Distribution Operator – Class B&C

*Landscape Irrigation Technician

Water Operator – Class D

*Municipal Solid Waste – Class A & B

Water Treatment Specialist – Class I, II & III

On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) Maintenance Provider

 On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) Designated Representative

 REQUIREMENTS:  

The TCEQ must pre-approve your license application before you can register for an exam. Once approved, you will receive an approval letter in the mail. You will be eligible to attempt 4 tests during a one-year approval period. After the fourth unsuccessful test in the one-year period, the applicant will need to submit a new application and fee to TCEQ.

TESTING DAYS AND TIMES: 

We administer the TCEQ exam from Mondays thru Thursdays, as long as these days do not overlap with a holiday or a college related function. Start time of the exam is 8:30am. This early start time will provide you in securing a better parking and if needed, allowed you enough time to retest.  

STEPS FOR PAYMENTS AND SCHEDULING:

  1. Examinees and/or Employers must first pay for the TCEQ exam ($40.00 each time you take the exam). Click Here to make a payment before scheduling an appointment. Fees are non-refundable/non-transferable.

         Employers who are paying for employees, please indicate employee’s full name on the Examinee Information.

  1. Once you have made payment, you must schedule for an appointment Here
  2. Once your appointment has been made, we will email you a scheduled confirmation test date and time along with additional information about parking and location of our Testing Center. Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes before your scheduled test time. No Walk-Ins are allowed.
  3. On the day of the exam, please provide a valid, recognizable photo ID. We will provide you scratch paper, pencil and a simple 4-function non-programmable calculator.

PARKING:

We are located in the Moody Learning Center room 533. You may park in front of the Moody Learning Center. However, it will start to get full around 8am. Please be sure to arrive with enough time as the exam will begin at 8:30am.

ITEMS NEEDED:

You will need a current recognizable photo ID for example driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, military ID, etc.

ALLOWED ITEMS:

On the day of the test, we will provide you scratch paper, pencil and a simple 4-function non- programmable calculator.

*Landscape Irrigation are allowed to bring Engineering scale and graph paper

*Municipal Solid Waste are allowed bring training manuals, notes, etc. (This is an open book exam)

NOT ALLOWED ITEMS:

The following items are NOT ALLOWED in the testing room: electronic devices (cell phones, smart watches, pagers, photographic devices, etc.), food or drinks, dictionaries, etc.

SCORES and RETAKES: Minimum passing score is 70.

Taking the Computer-Based Testing for TCEQ has its benefits:

  • Immediate printing exam score and analysis feedback with email option!
  • Faster receipt of licenses!
  • Immediate retesting available!
  • User-friendly computers screens, quiet testing room and friendly staff!

For examinees that are testing for the first time and do not pass, you have the option to retesting at no charge for a second attempt as long it is done immediately after their 1st test (same day). Candidates are not allowed to take more than 2 tests attempts in one day and are not allowed access to study materials between exam attempts. Retesting on a different day will be $40.00 each time.

If you require additional information about the TCEQ, please visit them on web at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/ or call them directly at 512-239-6133.

If you need further assistance in regards to testing at San Antonio College, please contact Oscar San Miguel at osan@alamo.edu.