Welcome to the Irrigation Licensure page.
If you are looking at this page, you in all probability are in the process of doing research and homework on how to become a Licensed Irrigator or Licensed Irrigation Technician in Texas. You may already know, the state governmental agency responsible for the administration and licensing process of irrigators is the TCEQ, which is the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
You are about to walk down a road that will ultimately lead you to becoming a Texas Licensed Irrigator or a Texas Licensed Irrigation Technician. Water Management Specialists is here to help you on your journey. WMS has been providing quality irrigation training since 1988. In fact, we were part of the group that initially developed the irrigation training program that was implemented at the Junior College level in 1988. We were one of the first instructors the state approved when the State of Texas took over the training of irrigators in 1996 and again was one of the first to be approved by the State for the new training requirements that went into effect on May 1, 2003. We were the first instructor approved for the Irrigation Technician program in 2009.
To learn more about the Licensed Irrigator program and the process to become licensed
click here.......LICENSED IRRIGATOR
To learn more about the Irrigation Technician program and the process to become licensed
click here.....IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN
Irrigation in Texas is regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality or what is commonly called the TCEQ. This governing entity has jurisdiction over the training, testing, licensing, and operations of the irrigation professionals in Texas. You can learn more about them and their role in water and irrigation by exploring their website. Keep in mind, that compliance with these state laws are not optional. In fact, there are some substantial fines and other penalties for not complying with these laws, rules, and regulations.
There are six (6) steps required to become either a Licensed Irrigator or a Licensed Irrigation Technician
Step 1: Attend a mandatory approved training class for licensure. (WMS is an approved training class for both the Irrigation License and the Irrigation Technician license)
Step 2: Complete the mandatory training class and obtain a "Certificate of Completion"
Step 3: Fill out and submit application for the desired license. (Either a Licensed Irrigator or Irrigation Technician) This can be done via TEEX for the Licensed Irrigator. For the Irrigation Technician program you can either test with TEEX or the TCEQ directly.
Step 4: Successfully sit for and pass the Irrigation testing procedure
Step 5: Complete the administrative requirements of the TCEQ for obtaining your perspective license
Step 6: Upon receipt of perspective license, become a practicing irrigation professional
Now that you have decided to take the first step in becoming a Texas Licensed Irrigator, let Water Management Specialists be the first to welcome you to the Irrigation Industry!
These standards in many ways are tougher than the TCEQ minimum required standards. To put his in perspective, you may only be required to have rudimentary skills to enable you to obtain your licenses, however once you are licensed the skills required may exceed what some basic trainers provide. All instructors are required to teach the minimum requirements as initially prescribed by the TCEQ. However, effective January 1, 2009 the skill level required of licensed irrigators may exceed the skill levels provided in some basic training classes, even though they meet the TCEQ minimums.
Our Irrigation Systems and Design workshop includes:
What we will not do....
One, we do not know what is on the test, as it is a State Exam.
Two, we teach the basic fundamentals of irrigation. If you can understand these basics, then you are prepared for any thing.
We understand that in a free market society competition is good. We encourage competition, as it gives our students and clients something to compare us to. Our mission statement is simple: "We provide the most current and up-to-date training in the irrigation industry.....period." Take a few moments to look at them and Dare to Compare between WMS and the competition.
How to register for a WMS Landscape Irrigation Training Workshop
1. Click on the LISD Schedule and pick a class date that fits your schedule. You can also contact WMS direct by calling 254-853-2968, or 800-946-8277 .
2. Click on the REGISTRATION PAGE and complete the registration process.
3. The TCEQ has contracted with Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to provide testing on their behalf. They offer multiple test dates and locations throughout Texas. You must contact them direct to arrange for a Test Application and reservation to test. Current law and state policy dictates that there is a minimum of 14 days from the time of registering for the exam till you actually sit for the exam. To register with TEEX you will need to first call them at 1-800-824-7303 and request an exam packet. Upon completion of your training class, you will fill out the TEEX forms and provide a copy of your Training Certificate provided by Water Management Specialists. Mail the completed application along with the appropriate fees back to TEEX.
The last thing you will need to do is attend class and study!!!!!!
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