Public water system operators in Texas who perform process control duties in production or distribution of drinking water must be licensed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Class A is the highest level for Water System Operator licenses in Texas. In order to get your Class A license, you must meet one of three education and work experience options described in our previous post Class A Water System Operator Requirements (part 1). This post will address the training, examination, and application requirements.
- Basic Waterworks Operation
- Surface Water Production I
- Surface Water Production II
- Groundwater Production
- Water Distribution
- Water Laboratory
- Water Utility Management
- Water Utility Safety
- An additional 20 hours of training are needed to meet the 184 hour requirement
Application and Examination
- Submit an application and fee to TCEQ
- Receive approval from TCEQ to take the exam
- Sign up for an exam by contacting Occupational Licensing
- Class A exams are eight hours long
- Exams are offered at the Austin Region or any TWUA regional school that the TCEQ is attending
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Our next post will address the requirements to get a Class B water operator license in Texas. Click HERE to download your FREE Guide to Getting and Maintaining Your Water Operator License in Texas.