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Texas Contractors License

texas contractors licenseThe State of Texas does not require a general contractors license. All plumbing, electrical, and HVAC work in Texas requires a state license. Residential construction is no longer regulated in TX at the state level.


Texas Contractors License Requirements


let us help you get your contractors licenseThe State of Texas does not require a general contractors license. Only specialty contractors, including HVAC, fire sprinkler systems, plumbing, electricians and well drilling/pump installation specialists, need to be licensed in Texas. You also need to prove you've lived in Texas for 90 days before you apply for a license and that you intend to reside permanently in the state. More info can be found here.


Texas Contractors Fees


contractors license feesHVAC contractor's license fees: It will cost you $50 to file an application. Each exam costs $90. A license costs $115 and it's good for one year. The renewal fee is $65. to you. The fees for Original License Applications are: Master Electrician - $50.00. Journeyman Electrician - $35.00


Texas Contractors Exam Details


contractor exam detailed informationYou must first file an application with TDLR. Your application will be evaluated and if you meet all the qualifications, you will be eligible to sit for the examination. You will then be mailed a post card informing you how to schedule an examination. The exam is adminstered by PSI and offered throughout the State of Texas. More info here.


Texas License Exams We Cover


Texas Electrical Contractors Exam


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Texas Contractors License Reciprocity


contractors license reciprocityTexas has a reciprocal license agreement with Louisiana for master electricians, and with Washington and Arkansas for journeyman electricians. The agreement allows for reciprocal licensure of Texas master electricians and the qualifying persons for statewide Louisiana licensed electrical contractors only. The agreement does not allow for reciprocation of other electrical license classes, such as master sign electrician, journey sign electrician, or residential wireman. For these other electricians from Louisiana who wish to be a licensed electrician in Texas must pass the state's electrical exam and also meet all of Texas' other qualifications. For Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors, Texas reciprocates with South Carolina and Georgia. If you have a Texas license and wish to reciprocate with either state, please contact TDLR and request a “letter of good standing.” More info here.