Texas Electrician Exam

Need of a License:  Master and journeyman electricians need a license to work in ­­Texas.
 
Who Grants a License:  Electrician licenses are granted by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
 
Qualifications Needed to Receive a License: 
 
Journeyman Electrician:  A candidate must have completed at least 8,000 hours of training on the job while supervised by a master electrician before taking the Journeyman Electrician Examination.
 
Master Electrician:  A candidate must have had a journeyman electrician license for 2 or more years and have completed a minimum of 12,000 hours of training on the job while supervised by a master electrician before taking the Master Electrician Examination.
 
Exam Requirements:  A candidate for a master electrician license or a journeyman electrician license must pass the Master Electrician Examination or the Journeyman Electrician Examination, respectively.
 
How to Apply for a License:  A candidate for licensure must complete/send an application to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.  The telephone to reach the department is 1-512-463-6599.
 
The master electrician license application form can be found at electrician forms.
 
The journeyman electrician license application form can be found at electrician forms.     
 
Test Content:
 
Master Electrician Exam - The electrical contractor exam consists of 100 questions with a time limit of 5 hours.  A candidate needs at least a 75% grade to pass.
 
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • 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
 
JourneyMan Electrician Exam - The journeyman exam consists of 80 questions with a time limit of 4 hours.  A candidate needs at least a 75% grade to pass.
 
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • 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
 
For more information about the test, see the Electrician Candidate Handbook.
 
Fees:  There is an examination fee.
 
Who Administers the Test:  PSI - The can be contacted at 800-733-9267 or online at https://candidate.psiexams.com/
 
License Renewal Requirements:  A licensed electrician needs a minimum of 4 hours a year of education which is approved by the board.
 
Applicable Code:  NEC 2014
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To prepare for your electrician exam, use the following two practice exams by Ray Holder (Master Electrician and Certified Electrical Trade Instructor) which have 300 questions with fully explained answers: For more information on licensing and exam prep, go to Tests.com's Journeyman and Master Electrician Test Guide.

And take Tests.com's free Journeyman Electrician Practice Test and the Master Electrician Practice Test.

For electrician exam preparation products and services, such as study guides, practice tests, flashcards and courses, go to Tests.com's Journeyman Electrician Exam and Master Electrician Exam listings.