TCEQ

 

District Alert: Classes begin remotely on March 23rd.  Updates

The five colleges of the Alamo Colleges District are servicing students remotely due to COVID-19. Please be aware that in-person visits at all of our locations are temporarily suspended.  You may communicate with our department via email below.

The following exams have been suspended further notice: 

GED / HiSET / CLEP / TEAS / TCEQ / External correspondence / Remote testing

Message from TCEQ: 

In the interest of safety, CBT testing is not currently available. Therefore, TCEQ is extending the validity of new applications until testing is available. If you have an approved application on file, you will not be required to reapply and pay the application fee again.

For other questions or concerns, please email licenses@tceq.texas.gov.

TCEQ will continue to monitor the situation closely and modify this policy, as necessary.

https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/covid-19

 

Please refer to our college website for updates for resuming full service. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your understanding.

San Antonio College - Assessment and Testing 
Email: sac-assessment@alamo.edu

 

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.  

REGISTRATION AND TESTING FEE:

An appointment is required in order to test.  Appointments are now to be made online by clicking on TCEQ APPOINTMENTS.

Our TCEQ test-proctoring fee is $40.00 must be paid each time you take the exam which is non-refundable/non-transferable. Examinees and/or employers preferring to pay in advance can pay with a debit/credit card by following the link above. If prepaid, a printed copy of the receipt will need to be presented at the time of testing. Payment by credit/debit card, cash or check can also be made on the day of the exam.

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.

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.