Texas Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Texas is controlled by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Texas

Specific requirements to perform electrician services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for an electrician license?

• Journeyman License: Must have 8,000 hours of one-the-job experience and pass an examination; also licenses journeyman sign electricians

• Master Electrician License: Must have 12,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician and held a journeyman license for at least 2 years; also licenses residential wiremen

• Electrical Contractor License: Must be a licensed master electrician or employ one; also license electrical sign contractors

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations

What are some training programs available for an electrician?

See schools and training programs.

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.