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Texas Journeyman Sign 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 Journeyman Sign applicationHERE, 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) shownTexas PSI Exam LocationsHERE and schedule a time to sit for the exam. You can see the locations, and call for the schedules by going to the PSI web site PSI Exam InformationHERE.

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 Sign Electrician;

SCOPE OF WORK: works under the general supervision of a master electrician or a master sign electrician, on behalf of an electrical sign contractor, while performing “Electrical Sign Work”.

"Electrical Sign Work"--Any labor or material used in 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.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a minimum of 8,000 hours (4 years) of supervised training under the supervision of a master or master sign electrician; Passing score on the journeyman sign electrician examination.

To apply for this licensure, applicants must fill out the Journeyman Sign 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.

The annual renewal fee is $30.00, and requires 4 hours of TDLR approved continuing education (CE) annually.
The CE hours must cover the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), Safety (NFPA 70E) 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.

Reciprocity: Texas has no reciprocal agreement for this license.

"Possible" PSI Journeyman Sign Exam Content

The test is 80 questions. Open Book
TDLR Application Cost: $30.00 {non-refundable fee}
PSI Exam Cost: $63.00 {non-refundable fee}
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed: 240 minutes (4 hours)
[3 minutes per question]


Subject Area of Exam

Definitions, Calculations, Theory, and Plan - 10
Electrical Services, Service Equipment, &
Separately Derived Systems - 8
Electrical Feeders - 3
Branch Circuits, Calculations and Conductors- 10
Electrical Wiring Methods & Materials - 6
Electrical Equipment and Devices - 8
Electrical Motors - 1
Electrical Control Devices & Disconnecting Means - 3
Electric Signs and Outline Lighting
- 31

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 BulletinPSI "Information Bulletin" For Texas electrician exams

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Texas electrician License InformationReturn to the "License info" Page

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