Wednesday, March 8, 2017

TCEQ Approves WQA Convention & Exposition Training

Do you still need hours to maintain your Water Treatment Specialist license? TCEQ has reviewed and approved the 2017 WQA Convention training schedule. Licensees who attend the approved sessions, in their entirety, can quality for up to 10.5 credit hours towards license renewal.

Simply register for the WQA Convention & Exposition, March 28-31 in Orlando, attend any of the approved training sessions, fill out the Technical Session form (available on the TWQA website) , and return the completed form to the TWQA Executive Director by April 14, 2017.

Don't forget to have the WQA course monitor sign your form for each class you attend!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Register today for the 2017 WQA Convention & Exposition

TWQA will be at the WQA Convention and Exposition in Orlando, Florida from March 28-31. Join us and learn practical solutions and innovative strategies from industry experts. Discover new technologies, products and distributors. Connect with colleagues who tackle your challenges every day.
Register now, at, and don't forget to visit us at booth #1435.

Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Jo Grace TWQA Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

TWQA is pleased to announce that applications for the 2017 Jo Grace TWQA Scholarship are now being accepted. This scholarship is available to a child or legal dependent of any current TWQA member, including Supplier members, or their employees. The applicant must be a full-time student of an accredited college, university or trade school.

Applications for this year's scholarship will be accepted from January 15 through March 1 2017.

Applications are available from the San Angelo Area Foundation.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the TWQA office by phone (361.573-6707) or email (


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Math Class Cancelled

Individuals hoping to take the Basic and Advanced Math Class on Wednesday, January 11 in San Marcos may have to wait until the annual convention and exposition in July. According to Daina Grace, TWQA Executive Director, the Association did not receive enough registrations to offer the class.

In related news, TCEQ is able to proctor exams during the January training. Individuals wishing to sit for an exam must contact the association by email ( or phone at 361.573-6707 no later than Thursday, January 12 at 12:00 noon.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Early Registration Extended for January Training

Waiting to register for January Water Quality Specialist training? TWQA just made it easier by extending the early registration period! Just register before January 1, 2017 and receive early registration discounts.
Ready to register now? TWQA offers online registration on our website. Just click on the 'Register' button above the class you'd like to attend.

For those not yet sure of their schedule, registration continues after the early period expires. TWQA members and other water quality professionals can preregister for training at standard prices right up to January 10 and onsite registrations will also be accepted.

For more questions, please contact Daina Grace, TWQA Executive Director, by email (click here) or phone: +1 361.573-6707.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

TWQA Announces Last WQS Training for 2016

Do you still need hours for your Water Treatment Specialist renewal? TWQA has just announced the final WQS training event for 2016. Training will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites on Sam Houston Parkway in Houston, TX on October 3 and 4. Both Basic and Advanced Water Conditioning classes will be offered and classes will begin promptly at 8:00 each day.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel. Call 281.447-6400 and mention TWQA when making your reservations.

Sign up for the training today by completing an online registration. If you have questions, call the TWQA Executive Director (361.573-6707) or contact the association by email (

Sunday, July 24, 2016

TCEQ Extends Survey Deadline

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is conducting a Job Task Analysis for licensed Water Treatment Specialists (WTS). The purpose of this is identify all of the tasks WTS perform and how frequently they are performed.  It also identifies how critical the proper performance of a task.

TCEQ has selected approximately 500 Water Treatment Specialists to participate in the task analysis which will be a web based survey form.  An invitation was sent out on June 22, please check your email to see if there is a message from OL Surveys in your junk folder.

The survey should take less than two hours to complete.  Once you begin this survey you will need to complete it in one attempt, so prior to beginning this survey you should be at a place where you will not be disturbed for up to two hours.  Surveys must be completed and submitted by August 1.

Participants may be eligible for 2 hours of WTS continuing education course credit. Your responses to the survey will remain confidential.  All responses will be grouped for statistical analysis.  The grouped information will be used to develop occupational profiles of Water Treatment Specialists.  If you do not perform a task, please do not respond.