Water Treatment (TCEQ) Training

Looking for a new career? Consider becoming a TCEQ Water Operator!

Have you ever considered a career as a water or wastewater operator? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job prospects starts with a wage of $16 to $22 per hour, depending on the municipality and the size and type of the plant. Many operators are nearing retirement and there is a shortage of workers to meet the demand. If you are looking for steady work with good pay and benefits and good economic stability, this is a great opportunity to start a new career. After working in the industry for 2 years, you can take additional continuing education classes for upper-level certifications. *Under certain circumstances you may be excluded if you have a criminal record, for more information visit https://www.tceq.texas.gov/

To begin your career you must meet the following requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED, no work experience needed as most employers provide on-the-job training to start this career
    •Complete 20 hours of training in one of the following Core Classes
    Basic Water Works Operation
    Basic Wastewater Operations

For more information on required training for a license visit https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/licenses/ReqLicRegRenew

Courses are typically offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Please view our current schedule for a list of upcoming courses.