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Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 73, Electricians. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until June 3, 2024.

Informal Comment Period Extended

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has prepared a working draft of possible changes to the rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 73, regarding the Electricians program. The working draft rules have not been finalized and have not been submitted to the Texas Register for publication. You may view the draft rules… Read More about Informal Comment Period Extended

Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 73, §73.100, regarding the Electricians program. The adopted rule is necessary to adopt the 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) as required by statute. Texas Occupations Code §1305.101(a) requires the Commission to adopt, every three years,… Read More about Commission Adopts Rules

Read The Newest TDLR Arc Flash

Our newsletter is intended to keep city officials, electricians, and consumers throughout Texas informed of the Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act and TDLR’s efforts to enforce the associated requirements.

Continuing Education Requirements

HB 1560, the Sunset legislation for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, repealed Occupations Code §1305.168 from the Electricians statute, and transferred authority regarding the continuing education requirements to TDLR’s enabling statute, Chapter 51 of the Texas Occupations Code. Please note that no changes were made, and Electrician program licensees are still required to… Read More about Continuing Education Requirements

Residential Appliance Installers Authorized Scope of Work and Service – Pool-Related Electrical Devices

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) hereby provides additional scope of work and service guidance to political subdivisions, residential appliance installer license (RAIL) holders, and related stakeholders regarding pool and spa work settings.  Holders of a RAIL license may: In addition, a residential appliance dealer or manufacturer, or a person authorized by a… Read More about Residential Appliance Installers Authorized Scope of Work and Service – Pool-Related Electrical Devices