As of Feb. 1, 2021, applicants for the TDLR Journeyman Electrician license can sign up to take the licensing test once they have acquired at least 7,000 hours of on-the-job training under a Texas-licensed Master Electrician.
Previously, applicants had to have amassed all of the 8,000 training hours before they could sign up to take the licensing examination. The full 8,000 training hours are still required for licensure.
“Allowing applicants to start testing once they’ve reached 7,000 hours of experience will help us get more Journeymen Electricians to work, faster,” said TDLR Executive Director Brian E. Francis. “If they’ve already passed their exams once they’ve completed the required work hours, we can get them licensed – and to work – faster, which is great for them, and great for Texas. Demand for Journeyman Electricians is high, and this will help meet that demand.”
Learn more about the Journeyman Electrician licensing process.