TCEQ Computer-based Occupational Licensing Exams

The Student Success Center is an official computer-based testing site on behalf of the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Upon receiving an approval letter from TCEQ, the applicant will need to register with Academic Center to take the exam. To register for a TCEQ exam, visit

The Internet-based occupational licensing exams are generally administered in RM 129 in the University West Building.



Things to Know Before Taking a TCEQ Exam


 Examinees will not be allowed to test without providing one of the following valid IDs: state-issued driver’s license or identification card, military ID, or passport.

Examinees are responsible for obtaining TCEQ approval to take the exam before registering; no refunds will be given to examinees who cannot test because TCEQ approval has not be obtained.

TCEQ requires a 30-day waiting period between attempts for each test.

Cell phones (and other electronic communication devices) are not permitted in the testing room. Examinees should leave cell phones at home or in a vehicle. An examinee who uses a cell phone or has a cell phone that rings during the test session will be dismissed. The scores may be voided, and administration fees will not be refunded.


Communication among examinees, for any reason, is prohibited during the test. Examinees should only communicate with testing personnel. Examinees who are observed communicating with other examinees will be dismissed immediately, the incident will be reported to the TCEQ, and testing fees will be forfeited.


Upon completion of the test, examinee will receive a report of their results. The Student Success Center testing staff cannot interpret the test results.


Because testing space is limited and oftentimes in high demand, the $43 testing fee is non-refundable. TCEQ tests can only be rescheduled without forfeiting testing fees if examinees contact the Academic Center at least 24 hours before their appointments.


The following items are allowed during TCEQ Testing:

  • Scratch paper (provided by the proctor and collected after testing)
  • Non-programmable calculator
  • Landscape Irrigator (Examinee is permitted to bring and use an engineering scale and graph paper during the examination)
  • Municipal Solid Waste (Examinees are allowed to bring and use training manuals, notes, copies of rules, etc.  These are open book examinations).

For more information about the TCEQ exams, including a list of exams and test centers, visit

For questions about taking a TCEQ exam at the Academic Center, please contact

Ernest Amador
Testing Coordinator
(361) 570-4285

Email Ernest