Texas Electrician License Requirements

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September 22nd, 2021
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We found the following Electrician requirements for Texas.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Electrician

Electricians install, maintain and repair wiring, electrical equipment and fixtures. They ensure that wiring installation is in accordance with relevant codes. It may be necessary for electricians to read blueprints. They measure, cut, bend, thread, assemble and install electrical conduit. They pull wires through conduit and splice wires by stripping insulation from terminal leads and twisting or soldering. There are many kinds of electricians with different requirements for each to be licensed. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Specialized on-the-job training; 16 years of age for apprenticeship; Electrical contractors, Electrical Sign Contractors, and Residential Appliance Installation Contractors must establish proof of financial responsibility and maintain workers’ compensation coverage for the contractor’s employees. Examination: Each type of electrician must take an individual examination, except for apprentice and sign apprentice licenses. Restrictions on Licensing: Violation of laws or rules and regulations related to electricians: Approximate Fees: $20-110 Application – dependent on type; $20-110 Renewal – dependent on type; $30-220 Late renewals – dependent on type; $20-25 Revised or duplicate license. EDUCATION/TRAINING: Master Electrician: at least 12,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician, held journeyman electrician license for at least 2 years; Master Sign Electrician: at least 12,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master or master sign electrician; Journeyman Electrician: at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician; Journeyman Sign Electrician: at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master or master sign electrician; Journeyman Lineman: at least 7,000 hours of training in an apprenticeship program approved by the United States Department of Labor; or 3 ½ years of experience as a journeyman lineman for electric utility, electric cooperative, municipality owned utility, or electrical contractor in this state; Residential Wireman: at least 4,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician or a residential wireman; Maintenance Electrician: at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician or maintenance electrician; Residential Appliance Installer: performs electrical work that is limited to residential appliance installation including residential pool-related electrical installation and maintenance; Electrical Apprentice: engaged in the process of learning and assisting in the installation of electrical work under the supervision of a licensed master electrician; Electrical Sign Apprentice: engaged in the process of learning and assisting in the performance of electrical sign work under the supervision of a licensed master sign electrician; Electrical Contractor: must be licensed as or employ a master electrician; Electrical Sign Contractor: must be licensed as or employ a master sign electrician; Residential Appliance Installation Contractor: must be licensed as or employ a residential appliance installer; Four hours of TDLR approved continuing education is required to renew a license.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
PO Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-6599

 

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