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In order to perfrom electrical work in Texas, you must first obtain a license. Texas electrician licenses consists of two levels, Journeyman and Master. To apply for a license, you must meet experience and education requirements set by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Each license only requires a single exam. You can find information about the requirements and exams below.
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A Journeyman Electrician works under the supervision of a master, contractor, or employing governmental entity, while performing "Electrical Work".
Licensed Master Electricians may perform all electrical work including:
Prior to taking the Texas journeyman electrical license exam you must:
Each license requires passing of the corresponding exam. Once the requirements are met, you can apply to take the exam. Contact the Texas State Board of Electrical Examiners (TDLR) to start this process.
Prior to taking the Texas master electrical license exam you must:
The Texas electrical exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be highlighted, underlined, tabbed (using permanent tabs), and used during your test! Loose-leaf, spiralbound, or ring-bound copies of the NEC book, will NOT be allowed in the exam room.
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Once you submit the application to take the exam, the state will assign you a testing date and location.
An Electrical Apprentice is licensed to work under the on-site supervision of a Master Electrician, Journeyman Electrician, or Residential Wireman.
An Electrical Sign Apprentice is licensed to perform electrical sign work under the on-site supervision of a Master Electrician, a Master Sign Electrician, or a Journeyman Sign Electrician.
A Journeyman Electrician is licensed to conduct electrical work under the general supervision of a Master Electrician.
A Journeyman Industrial Electrician is licensed to engage in electrical work exclusively at a business that operates a chemical plant, petrochemical plant, refinery, natural gas plant, natural gas treating plant, pipeline, or oil and gas exploration and production operation. Journeyman Industrial Electrician electricians may not perform residential or commercial work.
The Journeyman Industrial Electrician license is a limited license and NOT the equivalent of a Journeyman Electrician license. Journeyman Industrial Electricians may not use their experience towards a Master Electrician license.
A Journeyman Lineman is licensed to engage in electrical work involving the maintenance and operation of equipment associated with the transmission and distribution of electricity from the electricity’s original source to a substation for further distribution.
The Journeyman Industrial Electrician license is a limited license and NOT the equivalent of a Journeyman license. Journeyman Industrial Electricians may not use their experience towards a Master Electrician license.
Journeyman Sign Electricians are licensed to perform electrical sign work while working under the general supervision of a Master Electrician or a Master Sign Electrician.
Maintenance Electricians are licensed to perform electrical maintenance work while working under the general supervision of a Master Electrician.
A Master Electrician is licensed to install, maintain, or extend an electrical wiring system and the appurtenances, 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.
Master Sign Electricians are licensed to work on behalf of an Electrical Sign Contractor to perform electrical sign work, which includes manufacturing, installing, maintaining, extending, connecting or reconnecting an electrical wiring system and its appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection with signs, outline lighting, awnings, signals, light emitting diodes, and the repair of existing outdoor electric discharge lighting, including parking lot pole lighting. This also includes the installation of an electrical service integral to an isolated sign and/or outline lighting installation.
A Residential Appliance Installer is licensed to perform electrical work that is limited to residential appliance installation, including residential pool-related electrical installation and maintenance, on behalf of a residential appliance installation contractor.
A Residential Wireman is licensed only to perform electrical installations in single-family and multifamily dwellings not exceeding four stories.
Electrical contractors are licensed to engage in the business of designing, installing, erecting, repairing, or altering electrical wires or conductors to be used for light, heat, power, or signaling purposes.
This includes the installation or repair of ducts, raceways, or conduits for the reception or protection of wires or conductors and the installation or repair of any electrical machinery, apparatus, or system used for electrical light, heat, power, or signaling.
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