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Texas Residential Wireman

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.


Applicants must obtain pre-approval from the state licensing board before testing.


QUALIFICATIONS: 4,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician or residential wireman;
Passing score on the residential wireman examination

A Residential Wireman works under the general supervision of a Master Electrician, on behalf of an electrical contractor or employing government entity to perform electrical work that is limited to electrical installations in single-family or multi-family dwellings not exceeding four stories.

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The reference listed below is permitted to be taken into the examination. This reference may be tabbed (with permanent index tabs) and highlighted. It is available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.

As of 9/1/17 the eaxm will be based on the 2017 NEC.


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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.

Applicants must obtain pre-approval from the state licensing board before testing.

QUALIFICATIONS: 4,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician or residential wireman;
Passing score on the residential wireman examination

A Residential Wireman works under the general supervision of a Master Electrician, on behalf of an electrical contractor or employing government entity to perform electrical work that is limited to electrical installations in single-family or multi-family dwellings not exceeding four stories.
To apply, contact the Texas Department of Licensing at 512-463-6599. The license application and renewal fee is $25. 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 no reciprocal agreement for this license.

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.

The exam is administered by PSI. It is an open-book timed test with 80 questions and a 4-hour time limit. A score of at least 75% is required to pass the exam. The exam fee is $63. 

  • As of 9/1/17 the exam will be based on the 2017 NEC 
  • 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

    American Contractors offers a seminar to prepare you for the Texas Journeyman & Master Electrician license exam. This semiar will greatly improve your chances of passing the Texam Residential Wireman exam. Please contact us for additional information, 800-992-1910.