WELCOME TO THE IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN TRAINING PAGE
This newly formed position was created by the TCEQ and is effective on January 1, 2009.
By definition an Irrigation Technician is: "A person who works under the supervision of a licensed irrigator to install, maintain, alter, repair, service or supervise installation of an irrigation system, including the connection of such system in or to a private or public, raw or potable water supply system or any water supply, and who is required to be licensed under Chapter 30 of this title (relating to Occupational Licenses and Registrations). "
Water Management Specialists is a TCEQ Authorized training company for the 16 hour training course.
INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN LICENSING PROCESS!!!
Click on the link shown below to go to the TCEQ's web site.
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A identification number issued by a host countries Embassy or Consulate
1. The cost for the actual training class which is a pre-requisite to taking the test is $380.00 through Water Management Specialists
2. The TCEQ requires $111.00 for the testing process. The check or money order must be made out to the TCEQ
Click on the link listed below to view the most current testing locations:
Click on the link listed below to view additional testing dates:
If you have any questions on the TCEQ requirements you may contact them at 512.239.6133
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SPANISH ISSUES OF THE TRAINING CLASS AND THE TCEQ TESTING PROCEDURES
Is the Irrigation Technician test offered in Spanish? Yes. The test is offered in Spanish. It historically is provided with the questions in English with a translation into Spanish. Both the English and Spanish translation are both provided for each question.
What is the level of the Spanish translation? The translation from English to Spanish is done by the TCEQ's document translation group. It is believed to be formal Castilian Spanish, and does not reflect any local or regional dialects. The TCEQ does not publish or provide the literacy level in which the document was translated to.
Is the class room instructor bilingual? Yes and No, There are no formal requirements by the TCEQ for the instructor to be bilingual. Each instructor has adapted a policy for his or her own company. Some companies will have the course instructor present the data in English, and then have an interpreter presenting the data in Spanish. WMS does not utilize this method. We utilize a fully qualified bilingual instructor who is also a licensed irrigator, as well as a licensed backflow inspector. Our courses are generally broken down into either English or Spanish, with the instructor speaking one or the other.
Is the class room material provided in Spanish? No, the current manual is only approved by the TCEQ to be in English. The questions in the back of the book have been translated and are provided in Spanish. In addition, the TCEQ document RG430 has be translated into Spanish by the TCEQ. It is provided in the Spanish speaking class. To view this document click on the following link.
Is there an "Outline" of the course material provided by the TCEQ? Yes, there is. The approval of the course is based on the compliance of this outline. The TCEQ outline can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
When does this license go into effect? The Irrigation Technician law is in effect now. However, the requirment to have a license on the job site at all times does not go into effect till January 1, 2010.
Are there any pre-requisites for the position of Irrigation Technician? No, however there is a mandatory 16 hour TCEQ authorized training course that must be attended. Once this training course is completed, the student will then be required to successfully pass a TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) examination.
Can the Irrigation Technician work independantly with this license? No, once an individual obtains the Irrigation Technician License, they will still need to work under the direct supervision of a Licensed irrigator.
I understand the TCEQ has a document in Spanish called a "RG-470". How can I obtain this information. The WMS manual is a complete and comprehensive manual that is 355 plus pages. It includes a complete copy of the laws and the RG-470 (in English and Spanish), study questions at the back of each chapter and the answers to these questions in the back of the book. You can either obtain the manual from us or download the RG-470 from the TCEQ. (Once you download this document, the Spanish version will start on page 8)
The link for this is: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/files/rg-470.pdf_4557884.pdf
Does Water Management Specialists provide customized training? Yes, WMS offers customized training programs to those clients who want a private setting for their employees.
Please click here for more information: CUSTOM TRAINING
IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN TRAINING SCHEDULE
The classes with a Spanish Speaking Instructor are listed as "Spanish". If a class has a (English and Spanish) notation it means there are two classes running simultaneously at the same location with two different instructors.
March 27,28 Houston 16 CEU's Irrigation Technician for licensure ENGLISH $380.00
This class is a the two day pre-requisite to becoming a Texas Licensed Irrigation Technician. (This class can be used for CEU's and is an excellent refresher for I.T.'s
This sixteen (16) hour class is a pre-requisite for those individuals who are wanting to become a licensed Irrigation Technician. This class covers all of the elements in the landscape irrigation technician process. It addresses the key items that are on the TCEQ tests on; Design, Hydraulics, Backflow, Laws, Scheduling, and General Irrigation Knowledge. We will do irrigation scheduling and basic hydraulic in the class. This class will also serve as 16 hours of CEU's for current licensed irrigators or irrigation technicians. Course includes manual and course certificate.
This class can also be used for CEU's for both irrigators and irrigation technicians.
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