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Texas Journeyman Electrician Information
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Texas Journeyman electrician license information

For all Texas Electrical exams;

You must first apply for a license with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) before taking the exam. The applications can be downloaded TDLR Journeyman Electrician applicationsHERE, then just print out the pages, fill them in, and return to TDLR along with the required application fee. Once your application is approved by TDLR, you may then schedule a location (The exams are currently offered at 24 sites in Texas) shownPSI Exam LocationsHERE and schedule a time to sit for the exam. You can see the locations, and call for schedules by going to the PSI web site PSI Exam InfoHERE.

Ask for the Electrician's packet. They will have a packet of information about tests for electricians. Most of the packet includes building plans, etc. that you may not need. However, the power wheel with Ohm's law is very helpful for the calculations that you may need to do.

Be sure to show up early. They will need to check you in, take your picture, and ask a few questions. They will not allow a cell phone or most anything into the test center. You will not be able to take in extra paper (except what they give you). You will only be allowed to use the pencil that they give you. You may bring a basic calculator-but it must not have a memory, and must not be programmable. They have a few calculators that you may be able to use. They will look through your book- although part of it is an open-book test.

The tests are difficult tests. Please underline and highlight your NEC codebook as you study for them.


Just for the Texas Journeyman;

SCOPE OF WORK: Works under the general supervision of a master electrician, on behalf of an electrical contractor, or employing governmental entity, while performing "Electrical Work" as defined by Texas Occupations Code, §1305.002(11).

ß1305.002(11) "Electrical work" means any labor or material used in installing, maintaining, or extending 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. The term includes service entrance conductors as defined by the National Electrical Code.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a minimum of 8,000 hours (4 years) of supervised training. All training must be done under the supervision of a licensed master electrician. To apply for this licensure, applicants must fill out the Journeyman Electrician License Application, which requires full employment history to prove the applicant has completed the required 8,000-hour training requirement. Applicants with any criminal offense conviction (felony or misdemeanor) must complete a criminal history questionnaire. (TDLR does check).You can read the TDLR Criminal History guidlines HERE. As of 2014, this application requires a $30.00 non-refundable fee.

Annual renewal: fee is $30.00, and requires 4 hours of TDLR approved continuing education (CE) annually.

For late renewal, the continuing education courses must have been completed within the 1 year period immediately prior to the date of renewal.

Reciprocity: Texas has a reciprocal agreement for this license with several states. (see info Texas electrician reciprocityHERE)

"Possible" PSI Journeyman Exam Content

The test is 80 questions. Open Book
TDLR License Application Cost: $30.00 {non-refundable fee}
PSI Exam Cost: $78.00 {non-refundable fee}
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed: 240 minutes (4 hours)
[3 minutes per question]


Subject Area # of Items

Electrical Services, Service Equipment, & separately Derived Systems - 6
Electrical Feeders - 3
Branch Circuits, Calculations and Conductors- 15
Electrical Wiring Methods & Materials - 18
Electrical Equipment and Devices - 10
Motors and Generators - 5
Electrical Control Devices & Disconnecting Means - 3
Special Occupancies, Equipment, and Conditions - 9
Renewable Energy Technologies - 2

Exam References: NFPA NEC 2008National Electrical Code Book 2014 We recommend that it be tabbed and highlighted.

NOTE: Beginning September 1, 2014, all examinations for state electrical licenses will be based on the 2014 NEC. The state electrical exams are available through Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) which contains detailed information regarding the examinations and is vital to understanding the process.

PSI Exam InfoPSI "Information Bulletin" For Texas electrician exams

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Texas Electrician Licensing InformationReturn to the "License info" Page

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