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Transfer Your Out-of-State Electrician License to Texas

Other States Recognized

Texas has reciprocal licensing agreements with the states listed below:

Master Electrician - Louisiana (state contractor’s license), Nebraska and North Carolina (master electrician or unlimited electrical contractor)

Journeyman Electrician - Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming

Other License Types - Currently there are no reciprocal licensing agreements for any other license types.


Requirements for a Texas License

You must be able to prove that you meet the minimum requirements to qualify for a Texas license:

Master Electrician

Journeyman Electrician


How to Apply for a Texas License

Master Electrician

Submit the following documents and fees:

Louisiana

NOTE: You must be a resident of Louisiana to qualify for a Texas Master Electrician license.

Nebraska

North Carolina

** You must contact the state where you are licensed to request a letter of good standing, which must show that you have passed the statewide examination for electrical work. Once you have received the letter, send it to us with all of the required information in one envelope. (See a sample letter of good standing).

Journeyman Electrician

Submit the following documents and fees:

Alaska

Arkansas

Idaho

Montana

Nebraska

New Mexico

Oklahoma

South Dakota

Wyoming

The Department will contact the state licensing authority to certify the following: you have passed the statewide examination for electrical work in that state, you are licensed as a Journeyman Electrician, and that your license is in good standing.


Help and Support

If you have questions about the application process, please contact us by email, or call us at (512) 463-6599 for assistance.