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Texas Journeyman Electrician

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.

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  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the exam.
  • The state requires applicants to have at least 8,000 (4 years) hours of on the job training under the supervision of a master electrician and pass the journeyman exam.
  • There are no state minimum financial requirements at this time.
  • Applicants with any criminal offense conviction (felony or misdemeanor) must complete a criminal history questionnaire.

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.

To apply, contact the Texas Department of Licensing at 512-463-6599.

The license application and renewal fee is $35.

Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The wait time is typically no more than 2-3 weeks.

The term of the license is one year.

Texas has a reciprocal agreement for this license with Arkansas and Washington.

The Texas Department of Licensing requires completion of 4 hours of approved continuing education during the term of the current license. The required hours must cover the National Electrical Code and Texas state electrician laws and rules. For late renewal, the continuing education courses must have been completed within the 1 year period immediately prior to the date of renewal.


  • Applicants must obtain pre-approval from the TDLR before testing.

  • The Journeyman Electrician exam is administered by PSI. The exam is 80 questions and a 4 hour times limit. (There are 5 additional non -cored items with a 20 minute time limit)

  • 70% is required to pass. Cost of the exam is $78.00

  • Topics covered on the exam are Electrical Services, Service Equipment, Separately Derived Systems, Definitions, Calculations, Theory and Plans, Electrical Feeders, Branch Circuits, Calculations and Conductors, Electrical Wiring Methods, and Electrical Materials, Electrical Equipment and Devices, Motors and Generators, Electrical Control Devices, Disconnecting Means, and Special Occupancies, Equipment and Conditions and Renewable Energy Technologies

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2020, THE EXAMINATIONS WILL BE WRITTEN TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, 2020 EDITION

The reference listed in the Right-Hand column is permitted to be taken into the examination. This reference may be highlighted and tabbed (with approved NFPA NEC permanent tabs. Contact us for more information at 1-800-992-1910.


EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2020, THE EXAMINATIONS WILL BE WRITTEN TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, 2020 EDITION

American Contractors offers a seminar to prepare you for the Texas Journeyman Electrician license exam. Please contact us for additional information, 800-992-1910.