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Texas Electrical Contractors License

texas contractors licenseA master electrician performs all electrical work, including electrical work performed by a master sign electrician; supervise an electrician; verify compliance with on-the-job training requirements for issuance of a master electrician license, master sign electrician license, journeyman electrician license, or journeyman sign electrician license; and serve as a master or record for an electrical sign contractor. The Texas Journeyman Electrician license allows the license holder to work under the general supervision of a Master Electrician, on behalf of an electrical contractor, or employing governmental entity while performing electrical work. Electrical work is defined as any labor or material used in installing, maintaining, or extending an electrical wiring system and the apparatus or equipment used in connection with the use of electrical energy in, on, outside, or attached to a building, residence, structure, property, or premises, including service entrance conductors as defined by the National Electrical Code.


Texas Electrical Contractors License Requirements


let us help you get your contractors licenseMaster Electrician; Must have at least 12,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician; have held a journeyman electrician license for at least two years; and pass a master electrician examination administered under this chapter. Journeyman Electrician; Must have at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician; and Pass a journeyman electrician examination administered under this chapter. Applicants with any criminal offense conviction (felony or misdemeanor) must complete a criminal history questionnaire. 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 Electrical Contractors Fees


contractors license feesThe fees for Original License Applications are: Master Electrician - $50.00. Journeyman Electrician - $35.00. The examination fees are $78.


Texas Electrical Contractors Exam Details


contractor exam detailed informationThe master exam has 100 questions and a time limit of 5 hours. A 70% is required to pass. Topics on the exam include services, wiring methods, switchboards, conductors, control devices, motors and generators, special occupancies, and plan reading. The Journeyman exam has 80 questions and a time limit of 4 hours. A 70% is required to pass. Topics on the exam include services, wiring methods, switchboards, conductors, control devices, motors and generators, and special occupancies. You 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.

Electrical Exam Content


Definitions, Calculations, Theory and Plans
Electrical Services, Service Equipment, and Separately Derived Systems
Electrical Feeders
Branch Circuit, Calculations and Conductors
Electrical Wiring Methods and Electrical Materials
Electrical Equipment and Devices
Motors and Generators
Electrical Control Devices and Disconnecting Means
Special Occupancies, Equipment and Conditions

Total Number of Test Questions: 80-100

Time Allowed: 240-300 minutes


Books That Are Allowed Into The Exam


1. 2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)



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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.