Texas Class A Water System Operator Requirements (part 2)

Texas Class A Water System Operator Requirements (part 2)

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.

Training Courses

Core Courses:

  • Basic Waterworks Operation
  • Surface Water Production I
  • Surface Water Production II
  • Groundwater Production
  • Water Distribution
  • Water Laboratory
  • Water Utility Management
  • Water Utility Safety

 Elective Course:

  • An additional 20 hours of training are needed to meet the 184 hour requirement

Application and Examination



American Water College offers courses to help Texas Water Operators meet the training requirements and prepare to pass their licensing exams the first time.  Our exam preparation courses cover all the material you need to know using the most effective training methods so you will have the confidence you need to succeed.  Click HERE to download your FREE copy of Certification Exam Tips.

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.