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Renewal Requirements for Each License Type

Requirements for renewing an Occupational License.

Occupational Licensing Renewal Information and Requirements

30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 30, Subchapter A

Important information Continuing Education (CE) must be completed prior to the expiration date of the license.

Important information It's the applicant's responsibility to timely submit a renewal application.


Occupational licenses are valid for three years and must be renewed with the TCEQ. Renewal applicants must have completed the required CE requirements, submit a renewal application and a criminal history attestation, and pay the renewal fee.

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Renewing a License

The fee to renew each license is $111. Licenses are valid for three years. As a courtesy, licensees will be mailed a renewal notification to the last known address on file at least 60 days before the license expires. The TCEQ is not responsible for undelivered mail. Licensees are responsible for renwing their licenses timely. In addition, provided the TCEQ has a valid e-mail address on file, an e-mail notification will be sent 90 days before the license expires. Whenever your contact information changes, use our online contact information form to ensure we have the most up-to-date contact information for you.

Licenses are not eligible for renewal if:

  • the license has been expired over 30 days, or
  • the license does not expire for 90 days or more.

Online Renewal: visit the TCEQ Online Renewal webpage for more information and to renew online.

Paper Renewal: if unable to renew on-line, please download and print a Paper Renewal Form Adobe Acrobat PDF Document and follow the instructions on the form.

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Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing education must be completed prior to the expiration date of the license.

View an overview of all licensing continuing education requirements Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Search the License Information webpage to view current CE hours earned.

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Military Service Members

Persons failing to renew their license or registration in a timely manner due to serving as a United States military service member on active duty outside of Texas, may renew their license within two years [730 days] of returning from active duty (this does not apply to military contractors).

Submit a completed renewal application, a copy of the military orders substantiating the military service during the time the license expired, and the applicable license renewal fee.

Completion of the required continuing education will be waived for the renewal cycle while the licensee was on active duty service.

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Expired Licenses

A license or registration may not be renewed if it has been:
  • expired for more than 30 days and an application has not been received by the executive director or postmarked within 30 days after the expiration date of the license or registration;
  • revoked; or
  • replaced by a higher class of license.

An individual whose license or registration renewal application is not received by the executive director or is not postmarked within 30 days after the license or registration expiration date, may not renew the license or registration. These individuals must submit a new application with associated fee, meet the current education, training and experience requirements and pass the applicable examination.

A person whose license or registration has expired shall not engage in activities that require a license or registration until the license or registration is renewed or a new license or registration has been obtained.

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Specific Renewal Requirements

Unless otherwise noted, the renewal processing fee for occupational licenses is $111.

  • Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT)
    • Required CE hours: 24 hours, 8 of the total 24 hours must be practical skills (hands-on) training
    • License can be renewed online
  • Customer Service Inspector (CSI)
    • Required CE hours: 16 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • Landscape Irrigator and Inspector
    • Required CE hours: 24 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • Landscape Irrigation Technician
    • Required CE hours: 16 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) Corrective Action Project Manager
    • Required CE hours: 32 hours
    • License cannot be renewed online. An application will be mailed to the last known mailing address or the applicant can download and print Paper Renewal Form Adobe Acrobat PDF Document and follow the instructions on the form to sunmit a renewal application.
    • Renewal Exception: LPST Correction Action Project Manager License holders do not need to renew their license if the license was obtained based on having a current professional engineer or professional geoscientist license. These TCEQ licenses remain valid as long as the engineer or geoscience license is valid.
    • Renewal fee: $111
  • Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) Corrective Action Specialist Registration
    • Required CE hours: 0 hours
    • License can be renewed online.
    • Additional Requirements: provide proof of a comprehensive general liability insurance policy designating the commission as the certificate holder in an amount of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) and a financial statement (balance sheet) documenting an applicant's current net worth of not less than $25,000; or a letter from a certified public accountant who is not employed by the applicant or does not receive payment from the applicant on a regular basis verifying that the applicant's current net worth is not less than $25,000
    • Renewal fee: $232
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Operator
    • Required CE hours: 16 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • On-Site Sewage Systems (OSSFs), Installer I, Installer II, Designated Representative, Maintenance Provider, and Site Evaluator
    • Required CE hours: 24 hours
    • License can be renewed online
    • Additional Requirements: an individual renewing a license for site evaluator shall demonstrate possession of a current designated representative license, professional engineer license, professional sanitarian license, certified professional soil scientist, or professional geoscientist license in the soil science discipline except for individuals who were granted a site evaluator license on the basis of holding either an Installer II or designated representative license.
  • On-Site Sewage Systems (OSSFs), Apprentice and Maintenance Technicians
    • Required CE hours:0 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • Underground Storage Tank Contractors and On-Site Supervisors
    • Required CE hours: 8 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • Underground Storage Tank Contractors Registration
    • Required CE hours: 0 hours
    • License can be renewed online
    • Additional Requirements: certified that the UST contractor has commercial liability insurance designating the commission as the certificate holder in an amount of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) and certified that the UST contractor has a net worth of not less than $25,000.
    • Renewal fee: $232
  • Wastewater Collection Operators
    • Required CE hours: 30 hours
    • License can be renewed online
  • Wastewater Operators
    • Required CE hours: 30 hours
    • License can be renewed online
    • Renewal Restrictions:
      • Class A & B operators may not apply the "Basic Wastewater Operation" course, or any course that is equivalent to Basic Wastewater Operation, for renewal credit hours.
      • Class D operators are not renewable for operators at any activated sludge-type treatment facility of any size, any trickling filter or RBC facility with a permitted average daily flow of 100,000 gallons per day or greater, or wastewater facility that disposes of treated effluent through a subsurface area drip dispersal system.
  • Water Operators
    • Required CE hours: 30 hours
    • License can be renewed online
    • Renewal Restrictions:
      • Class A and B operators may not apply the "Basic Water" course, or any course that is equivalent to Basic Water, for renewal credit hours.
      • Class D licenses are not renewable for licensed operators at groundwater treatment systems of 250 connections or more; at groundwater treatment systems serving a population of 750 or more; at surface water treatment systems; at groundwater systems under the influence of surface water; who are supervisors, crew chiefs, or foremen of distribution systems that have over 250 connections; or who operate multiple groundwater systems and the cumulative number of connections exceeds 250.
  • Water Treatment Specialist (WTS)
    • Required CE hours: 12 hours
    • License can be renewed online

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