New TCEQ Requirement for All Occupational Licensing Applicants
TCEQ implements new requirement for Occupation Licensing Applicants.
TCEQ’s new requirement involves Criminal Background Checks for all license applications. This requirement went into effect August 20, 2012 and is required for all applicants either trying to acquire or renew an existing license (ie – water, wastewater, CSI, water treatment specialist, etc.).
TCEQ cites provisions in Chap. 53 Subchapters A-D of the Occupations Code as the authority to collect this information. Several sections in the Occupational License rules at 30 TAC Chap. 30 address license eligibility based on past convictions, including 30.13, 30.20(m) & 30.33(a) & (d-g). Applicants, License Operators, and Employers can find more information on TCEQ web site or can click on the following link for additional information. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/criminal-conviction-notification