Class 1 can ONLY do exchange and regeneration without supervision. All other tasks must be done under the direct supervision of a person holding a higher-class license.
Class 2 can work on any water treatment equipment EXCEPT Reverse Osmosis and Deionization equipment, unless done under direct supervision.
Class 3 can work on any water treatment equipment INCLUDING RO and DI.
The following individuals are exempt from these WTS licensing requirements:
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 renewing 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.
All levels of WTS licenses require 12 hours of continuing education to renew.
Licenses are not eligible for renewal if:
Occupations Code. Title 2. Chapter 53. Subchapter A - D authorizes the TCEQ to consider criminal history on all applicants attempting to obtain or renew a license or registration.
Individuals who believe that they may be ineligible to obtain an initial license or registration due to a conviction or deferred adjudication may request an evaluation of their criminal conviction history prior to applying for the license or registration.
Evaluations will not be performed for individuals that have no criminal history, already have a TCEQ license or registration, or for those that are not actively seeking to obtain a TCEQ Occupational license or registration.
Individuals that have committed a crime in the following categories and are applying for a new high-risk license or registration (BPAT, CSI, Landscape Irrigation, OSSF, and WTS) are especially encouraged to request an evaluation before applying.