Texas Electrician License Exam

WARNING! Be careful when selecting a training program to help you prepare for your Texas Electrician License Exam. Don’t waste your time and throw your money out the window. There are a lot of false claims from “Prep in a Weekend” programs of high pass rates. Based on the information we got right off of the TDLR site, the pass rates on electrical exams is very low.

Since all of our students are PASSING, we don’t know how other program’s students could be….looking at the numbers. Many of our students have even been to 2 or more of these bogus programs before finding us and easily passing their exam.

This article will help you identify a good program that will prepare you to PASS your exam. We will also explain why all of our students pass their Texas Electrician License Exam. Simply put….THEY’RE PREPARED! Our program is 100% GUARANTEED!

We have inserted the statistics below. Be sure to read on and see the numbers for yourself. This way you are armed with the right information to select a program that fits your specific needs. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

If after reading this article you elect to look elsewhere and fail, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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Texas Electrician License Exam

Pass & Fail Rates for Texas Electrician License Exam

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Texas electrical license exam data for Fiscal Year 2012.

FY 2012 
License Type 
Pass 
Fail 
Tot 
Rate 
No Show 
Master
315
1,387
1,702
18.51%
79
Journeyman
597
2,444
3,041
19.63%
149
Maintenance
15
38
53
28.30%
3
Residential Wireman
62
138
200
31.00%
13
Master Sign
60
314
374
16.04%
21
Journeyman Sign
12
16
28
42.86%
4
Appliance Installer
175
334
509
34.38%
53
Total
1,204
4,550
5,754
20.92%
314

TDLR’s official document – Fiscal Year 2012 Electrician Exam Information by Month

Texas Electrician License Exam Breakdown

MASTER ELECTRICIAN

Total Questions
Passing Score
Cost
Time Allowed
100
75% Correct
$78
300 Minutes
Subject Area
Items 
Definitions, Calculations, Theory, and Plans
12
Electrical Services, Service Equipment, and Separately Derived Systems
16
Electrical Feeders
4
Branch Circuit Calculations and Conductors
15
Electrical Wiring Methods and Electrical Materials
16
Electrical Equipment and Devices
12
Motors and Generators
8
Electrical Control Devices and Disconnecting Means
3
Special Occupancies, Equipment, and Conditions
12
Renewable Energy Technologies
2

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN

Total Questions
Passing Score
Cost
Time Allowed
80
75% Correct
$78
240 Minutes
Subject Area
Items 
Definitions, Calculations, Theory, and Plans
6
Electrical Services, Service Equipment, and Separately Derived Systems
9
Electrical Feeders
3
Branch Circuit Calculations and Conductors
15
Electrical Wiring Methods and Electrical Materials
18
Electrical Equipment and Devices
10
Motors and Generators
5
Electrical Control Devices and Disconnecting Means
3
Special Occupancies, Equipment, and Conditions
9
Renewable Energy Technologies
2

For more PSI exam information or for other electrical exams see the candidate bulletin Electrician Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) for any Texas Electrician License Exam.

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What are the Texas Licensing Requirements for Electricians?
73.20. Licensing Requirements–Applicant and Experience Requirements.(Effective March 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 1653; amended effective October 20, 2005, 30 TexReg 6730; amended effective December 1, 2007, 32 TexReg 8477; amended effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 9433;amended effective March 15, 2012, 37 TexReg 1703)

(a) An applicant for a license must submit the required fees with a completed application and the appropriate attachments:

(1) Applicants for Master Electrician, Master Sign Electrician, Journeyman Electrician, Journeyman Sign Electrician, Residential Wireman, and Maintenance Electrician licenses must submit documentation proving the required amount of on-the-job-training.

(2) Applicants for contractor’s licenses must submit proof of general liability insurance and either workers’ compensation insurance or a certificate of authority to self insure, or a statement that the applicant has elected not to obtain workers’ compensation insurance pursuant to Subchapter A, Chapter 406, Labor Code, with the initial and renewal applications.

(3) Applicants for contractor’s licenses must submit proof of ownership of the business entity and provide documentation of the sponsoring master licensee in a manner prescribed by the department.

(b) An applicant must complete all requirements within one year of the date the application is filed.

(c) For purposes of this chapter, 2,000 hours of on the job training shall be the maximum that may be earned within one year.

(d) Each applicant must meet the applicable eligibility requirements as set forth in Texas Occupations Code, §§1305.153-1305.1618.

73.21. Licensing Requirements—Examinations. (Effective March 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 1653; amended effective October 20, 2005, 30 TexReg 6730; amended effective December 1, 2007, 32 TexReg 8477; amended effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 9433)

(a) To obtain a license by examination issued under this chapter:

(1) An individual applicant must submit a completed application, all necessary documentation, and appropriate fees to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for review and determination of examination eligibility.

(2) An individual applicant must achieve a passing score on an examination approved by the executive director of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

(b) To obtain a license without examination, an applicant must have been licensed for the preceding year by a municipality or regional licensing authority that has terminated its licensing program and have applied for a state issued license within ninety days of the date the program stopped issuing or renewing licenses.

73.22. Licensing Requirements—General.(Effective March 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 1653; amended effective October 20, 2005, 30 TexReg 6730; amended effective December 1, 2007, 32 TexReg 8477; amended effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 9433)

(a) A license issued under this chapter is valid for one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed annually.

(b) A person shall not perform electrical work requiring a license under Title 8, Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1305 with an expired license.

(c) Falsifying information on an application, obtaining a license by fraud or false representation, or cheating on an examination is grounds for denial, suspension, or revocation of a license and/or an administrative penalty.

(d) An electrical contractor, an electrical sign contractor, or a residential appliance installation contractor shall not use a license number that is not assigned to that contractor by the department.

(e) A license is not transferable.

(f) Altering a license in any way is prohibited and is grounds for a sanction and/or penalty.

(g) If a licensee contracts with a general contractor or a home warranty company to provide installation or service that requires a license under the Act, the licensee remains responsible for the integrity of that work.

(h) A person using the license of another person or allowing another person to use his license shall be subject to license denial, suspension, or revocation and/or assessment of an administrative penalty.

A suitable program will get a yes to these 3 questions.

These common sense questions will help you narrow your search to programs that will really help you. There is more to consider before choosing a provider like the cost and availability.

Length

Is the program long enough to cover the topics you’re tested on?

This is an early indicator. There is a lot of information that you’re tested on and you can’t cover it in a few days. Stay away from any class that says they can prepare you to pass in a weekend. Even a week of 8 hour classes is pushing it if you need more than a refresher. Anyone passing after taking these programs could have passed without it. Having enough time to cover what you need to know is a must. This is really a no-brainer.

Our full program is the most complete NEC® training available and you get unlimited access to instructor-led training until you pass.

Content

Does the program cover all the areas on your Texas Electrician License Exam?

As you can see from the test breakdowns above, you’re tested on various topic areas. Steer clear of programs that only cover single areas like just calculations or only navigating the code book. They assume you know everything else. The candidate bulletin from PSI tells you exactly what you’ll be tested on. Be sure to cross reference it with the program to make sure it covers all bases. At the very least it must cover all the major areas.

Our Programs Includes;

  • Intro & General Requirements – Article 90 & Chapter 1
  • Dwelling Unit Calculations – Residential Branch Circuit, Feeder, and Service
  • Wiring & Protection – Chapter 2 Articles
  • Commercial Calculations – Branch Circuit, Feeder, and Service
  • Wiring Methods & Materials – Chapter 3 Articles
  • Conductor Sizing & Protection – General and Specific Application
  • Equipment for General Use – Chapter 4 Articles
  • Raceway & Box Calculations – Chapter 9 Tables, Outlet and Pullbox Sizing
  • Special Occupancies – Chapter 5 Articles
  • Transformer Calculations – Primary & Secondary OCP and Conductor Sizing
  • Special Equipment – Chapter 6 Articles, includes 700, 701, and 702
  • Motor & Air Conditioning Calculations
  • Limited Energy & Communications – Articles 760, 770, and Chapter 8
  • Grounding & Bonding (Part 1) – Article 250
  • Grounding & Bonding (Part 2) – Special G&B Requirements

We cover every NEC® chapter, 6 calculation areas, and 2 parts specifically on grounding and bonding. You can also just take the sections you want or need when training with us.

Delivery

Is the program taught by an instructor? (That you can ask questions to also)

If you think that practice alone makes perfect, you are wrong. Just practicing can lead to bad habits. It’s perfect practice that makes perfect. You need an instructor, an expert, that can make sure you are preparing correctly. So unless you are test ready now, don’t waste time or money on a program that is just a bunch of practice questions. You may pick up bad habits that become difficult to break. Which may lead to failing more than once. It’s often easier to prepare people with less code knowledge for an exam for this very reason. Don’t take this the wrong way, you will need to do practice quizzes too.

All of our classes are instructor-led by an industry recognized electrical training expert. They are very interactive and captivating. Another benefit to our training is working with the instructor one-on-one as needed. We include a textbook with our program and give you access to 1000’s of practice questions.

Summary

There are a lot of programs out there praying on people’s dreams of getting their electrical license. As you learned in this article there’s only a few common sense questions to ask yourself. After looking around for a while you will probably come to this conclusion.  Advance Electrical Training is the only provider of electrical training that offers everything needed for anyone to pass a Texas Electrician License Exam. Everyone has different training needs. A single fixed solution can’t work for everyone and there’s no short cut to success. We offer a complete training solution that is flexible enough to meet various needs.

Note: Most information in this article is specific to the Texas Electrician License Exam. However, we offer test preparation services nationwide for all electrician and electrical inspector exams.

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