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Texas Electrical License (Master, Journeyman)

Licensing Info and Services

License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

Electrical Contractor

  • You must be a licensed master electrician, or employ a licensed master electrician;
  • Maintain the required limits of business liability insurance:

    (1) Minimum $300,000 per occurrence (combined for property damage and bodily injury);
    (2) Minimum $600,000 aggregate (total amount the policy will pay for property damage and bodily injury coverage); and
    (3) Minimum $300,000 aggregate for products and completed operations.

  • Meet the statutory requirements for workers compensation coverage.

Master 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.

Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

A 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.

A journeyman electrician works under the direct supervision of a master electrician.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

To apply for license, please contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at 1-512-463-6599.

The application fee is $50.

Reciprocity

Reciprocity Agreements

The master electricians license is reciprocal with Louisiana. The journeyman electricians license is reciprocal with Washington and Arkansas.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Four hours of board approved education are required per year.

For information on how to complete your CEU, click here.

Examination

Exam Details

To schedule your exam, contact PSI at 800-733-9267. The examination fees are $78

Master Electrician

  • The master exam has 100 questions and a time limit of 5 hours.
  • A 75% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include services, wiring methods, switchboards, conductors, control devices, motors and generators, special occupancies, and plan reading.

Journeyman Electrician

  • The master exam has 80 questions and a time limit of 4 hours.
  • A 75% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include services, wiring methods, switchboards, conductors, control devices, motors and generators, and special occupancies.

References

Books and References for the Exam

The following reference is permitted to be used during the exam. It is available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2011 National Electrical Code

Exam Review and Education

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer review for the electrical exam in an online training format. The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. Each time you take a practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. Therefore, you will never see the same test twice, guaranteeing you the best review possible for your examination.

Online Exam Prep: $149

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Reference Books

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To find books for your exam, click here and then click "State Exam".