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Texas Electrician Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

In order to perform electrical work in Texas, you must first obtain a license. Texas electrician licenses consists of two levels, Journeyman and Master. To apply for an electrician license in Texas, you must meet experience and education requirements set by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Each electrical license only requires a single exam. You can find information about the requirements and exams below.

We have the books, courses, and professionals ready to help you pass. All our training is offered in an online self-paced format. Our Texas Electrical License exam prep is designed to help you pass your test the first time. We also back it with our no pass, no pay policy. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Texas Electrical License.

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Licensing, Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the Texas Electrical exam?

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.

Online Texas Electrical License Exam Prep Includes:

  • Calculation Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day. Calculation topics include Ohm’s Law, voltage drop, transformers, motors, box fill, and allowable fill for raceway sizing.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

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Scope of work

What type of work can be done with a Texas electrical license?

Licensed Electrician in Texas
  • Journeyman Electrical License

    A Journeyman Electrician works under the supervision of a master, contractor, or employing governmental entity, while performing "Electrical Work".

  • Master Electrical License

    Licensed Master Electricians may perform all electrical work including:

  • Electrical work performed by a master sign electrician
  • Supervise an electrician
  • Serve as a master of record for an electrical sign contractor.
  • Verify completion of on-the-job training requirements for issuance of electrical licenses.
Requirements & steps

What are the journeyman / master electrical license requirements in Texas?

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.

Texas Electrical RequirementsJourneyman Electrician License Requirements

Prior to taking the Texas journeyman electrical license exam you must:

  • Have at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician.

Texas Electrical RequirementsMaster Electrician License Requirements

Prior to taking the Texas master electrical license exam you must:

  • At least 12,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician; and
  • have held a journeyman electrician license for at least two years.

How do I obtain an electrician license in Texas?

To apply for your electrician license, visit the Texas State Board of Electrical Examiners (TDLR) website. You can also call them at 512-936-5200. Texas requires 4 hours of continuing education to renew this license.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry experts. Our Texas electrician license exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed by our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.

Texas electrical license reciprocity:

  • Journeyman Electrical License:
  • Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming.


  • Master Electrical License:
  • Louisiana (contractor's license), North Carolina (master electrician or unlimited electrical contractor).


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.

Meet Eligibility Requirements

First you will need to meet all experience and education requirements set forth by the TDLR.

Exam Pre-Approval

Next, obtain pre-approval for your exam. This can be completed through the TDLR website. Fill out the appropriate form and submit it to the state. You will receive your exam date and results via email.

PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can significantly delay when you're able to work under your license. We offer industry leading Texas electrical license exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam (see below). Pre-approval is required to schedule the exam.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After you complete these steps, it's time to apply through Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.

Exam

Which electrical license exam do I need to take in Texas?

Once you submit the application to take the exam, the state will assign you a testing date and location.

Journeyman Electrical Exam details Texas Journeyman Electrician Exam


  • Number of questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 56 correct
  • Time allowed: 240 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK
    Topics Include:
  • 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
  • Renewable Energy Technologies

Texas Business Law Exam Texas Master Electrician Exam


  • Number of questions: 75
  • Passing Score: 53 correct
  • Time allowed: 150 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK
    Part 1 - NEC Knowledge Topics Include:
  • Definitions, Theory, and Plans
  • Electrical Services, Service Equipment, and Separately Derived Systems
  • Electrical Feeders
  • Branch Circuit Conductors
  • Electrical Materials and Wiring Methods
  • Electrical Equipment and Devices
  • Motors and Generators
  • Electrical Control Devices and Disconnecting Means
  • Special Occupancies, Equipment, and Conditions
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
    Part 2 - Calculations Portion Topics Include:
  • Calculations and Theory
  • 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
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
License Types

What other types of Texas electrical licenses are available?

  • Apprentice Electrician License

    An Electrical Apprentice is licensed to work under the on-site supervision of a Master Electrician, Journeyman Electrician, or Residential Wireman.

  • Electrical Sign Apprentice License

    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.

  • Journeyman Electrician License

    A Journeyman Electrician is licensed to conduct electrical work under the general supervision of a Master Electrician.

  • Journeyman Industrial Electrician License

    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.

  • Journeyman Lineman 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 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 Electrician License

    Maintenance Electricians are licensed to perform electrical maintenance work while working under the general supervision of a Master Electrician.

  • Master Electrician License

    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 Electrician License

    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.

  • Residential Appliance Installer License

    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.

  • Residential Wireman License

    A Residential Wireman is licensed only to perform electrical installations in single-family and multifamily dwellings not exceeding four stories.

  • Electrical Contractor License

    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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