University of Houston-Victoria



TCEQ Computer-based Occupational Licensing Exams

The Student Success Testing 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 RegisterBlast to take the TCEQ exam.

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 and must bring their approval letters to their testing appointment; no refunds will be given to examinees that cannot test because TCEQ approval has not been obtained.

Candidates are allowed an immediate retest after failing an exam during his/her one year approval period. If the candidate chooses to take advantage of this option, they must notify the Testing Center before registering to ensure time for a retest, and pay an additional $43.50 per retest.

The following devices are prohibited, are not allowed in the testing room, and may not be accessed during scheduled or unscheduled breaks: cell phones, telephones, watch alarms, any handheld electronic or photographic device, dictionaries, translators, books, notes, mechanical pencils and pens, food, drinks, gum, candy and tobacco. Examinees should leave cell phones at home or in a vehicle. An examinee that 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 that 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 Testing Center staff cannot interpret the test results.

Because testing space is limited and oftentimes in high demand, the $43.50 testing fee is non-refundable. TCEQ tests can only be rescheduled without forfeiting testing fees if examinees contact the Student Success Testing Center at least 24 hours before their appointments.

The following items are allowed during TCEQ Testing:

  • Pencils (provided)
  • Scratch paper (provided by the proctor and collected after testing)
  • Four function calculator (provided)
  • 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).

More information about the TCEQ exams, including a list of exams and test centers

For questions about taking a TCEQ exam at the Student Success Testing Center, please email the UHV Testing Center or call 361-570-4285.