Electrician Study Guide for the electrical exam

Everything you Need to Know on Getting a New Electrical License

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The time to advance your electrical career by getting your license is now.  If your heart is set on taking your career to the next level and make a living by earning what you deserve, congratulations!  It takes guts to say enough is enough and take the next step. 


Let me help you get the ball rolling by getting everything you need to get your electrical license in one all-inclusive blog.

This blog was written for Texas Electricians, but if you are from out of state you should consult with your state or local municipal licensing department for guidance. 

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  1. Go to Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) to download and print your Electrical License Application.  Fill it out completely crossing all your t’s and dotting all your i’s.  You will need to attach your verification of employment and hours accrued under a master electrician.  You’ll also need to include a criminal record if you have one.

Here are links to the resources that can help make this step as simple as possible.


  1. TDLR will then have PSI Exams send you a postcard allowing you schedule and pay for your electrical exam.

Here are links to the resources that can help make this step as simple as possible.

  1. Take the electrical exam and pass with a minimum of 70%.

Here are links to the resources that can help make this step as simple as possible.

  1. Once PSI sends your passing score to TDLR you will receive your new license.



Getting your electrical license is simple once you know what to look for and if you prepare for the exam properly. 


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