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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)


TCEQ testing is available for in-person testing at both the Richmond and Wharton campuses.

TCEQ exams are available Tuesdays - Thursdays at the Richmond campus and Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at the Wharton campus.

Please see the scheduling calendars on the Testing Schedule page for exact days.  Start times are dependent on test length and availability.  Please contact the campus where you would like to test to schedule an appointment.


TCEQ tests are given by special appointment at either the Richmond or Wharton Campus Testing Centers.  Please see the Testing Schedule page for available days and times.

The mission of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is to protect our state's public health and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development.  TCEQ's goal is clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste.

Additional information can be found at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) website.


Before scheduling an appointment

  • Before scheduling an appointment, you must complete your application process with TCEQ and receive confirmation of your approval to test through either a letter or on your online account. 
  • Applicants are given four attempts in a year's time. 
  • Your approval period must be active and you must still have attempts available in order to test.


Scheduling an appointment

TCEQ tests are given by special appointment at the WCJC Richmond and Wharton Campus Testing Centers.  Please check the Testing Schedule for available dates and times.

Contact the Testing Staff at the appropriate center to schedule a testing appointment.  An appointment must be made.  There are no walk-ins.  Appointments can be made via phone or e-mail.  

Richmond campus offers Tuesdays-Thursdays




Wharton campus offers Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.




When making your appointment, please have the following information ready:

      • Full name

      • E-mail address where we can send appointment confirmation and test information

      • Specific TCEQ test you are scheduling

      • Date and time you and interested in scheduling


On Test Day

  • You will need three things on test day.

    • Driver's license

Non-expired government photo ID is required to test.  Driver's license is preferred.

    • Receipt from the WCJC Business Office (cashier's window) that you have paid your $25 testing fee.

You must bring your receipt to the testing appointment!  (cash, check, credit, debit accepted - checks should be made out to Wharton County Junior College).  Receipts are non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be reprinted.  Please keep your receipt for yours or your company's records.

Richmond TC-125 (next door to the Testing Center)

Wharton Administration Building 105

    • TCEQ approval 

Your TCEQ acceptance letter must be valid and not expired for the area you want to test in in order to test.  If TCEQ has not approved your acceptance or your letter has expired or run out of attempts, a test will not come up and you will not be able to test.

You do not need to bring the physical letter with you to your appointment in order to test but it is HIGHLY recommended so that if there is an issue with starting your test, the information needed to contact TCEQ for assistance is close at hand. 

  • Basic calculators are allowed for the exam.  Calculators will be provided if you do not have your own.
  • TCEQ license examinations are timed with time limits ranging from 2-6 hours depending on the exam.

  • Your results will be printed immediately upon test completion for your records.
  • A retest fee of $25.00 will be required for each attempt at a TCEQ exam. Testing staff will notify you if same day retakes are available the day you come in.  TCEQ limits attempts to two per day.

  • All personal items, including cell phones and smart devices, will be stored during your test. Cell phones must be powered OFF when stored.  Storage is limited.  Please bring as little with you as possible.  The Testing Center is a gun-free zone, pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code.  Please review the TCEQ website for exceptions.  Current exceptions include:  Municipal Solid Waste exam applicants are allowed to use training manuals and notes (open book exam).

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