In this page, we are going to explain about the book of Journeyman Electrician Study Guide Texas. Also, we are going to talk about the way to apply for a Journeyman Electrician license, and other information related to Journeyman Electrician.
About the book of Journeyman Electrician Study Guide Texas
The Texas 2020 Journeyman study guide is going to assist you prepare for the exam by giving 12 practice open book exams and two Final Closed Book Exams. It includes Texas License Forms and the sample applications. Also, this book covers most topics which are included on all Journeyman Electricians exams such as the conductor sizing and protection, transformers, motors, voltage drop, over-current protection and the calculations of residential and commercial load. This text contains the electrical calculations and formulas that the readers need to pass the Journeyman electrical exam.
The Author named Ray Holder has already worked in the electrical industry for more than 40 years as a journeyman, master, field engineer, contractor, inspector, instructor, estimator, and business manager. He is a graduate of Texas State University, and he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Education. Also, as a certified instructor of electrical trades, he has been awarded a lifetime teaching certificate from the Texas Education Agency in the field of Vocational Education. Ray Holder has taught lots of students at Austin Texas Odessa College at Odessa (Texas), Austin Community College, Technical-Vocational Institute of Albuquerque (New Mexico), Howard College at San Angelo (Texas), and in the public school systems in Fort Worth and San Antonio (Texas). Currently, he is Director of Education for Electrical Seminars, Inc. of San Marcos (Texas). He is an active member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, the National Fire Protection Association, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Apply for a New Journeyman Electrician License
A Journeyman Electrician is licensed to do electrical work under the general supervision of a Master Electrician. Keep in mind that anyone who performs electrical work in the state of Texas must h be licensed.
Electrical work is defined as:
- Any labor or material utilized in installing, maintaining or extending an electrical wiring system and appurtenances, apparatus or equipment utilized in connection with the use of electrical energy in, on, outside, or attached to a building, structure, residence, property, or premises
- Service entrance conductors, as assigned by the National Electrical Code.
Experience Qualifications for Journeyman Electrician
To apply for a Journeyman Electrician license, you must have completed at least 7,000 hours of the job training under the supervision of a Master Electrician licensed in Texas. If you submit 7,000 hours of the job training, then it will allow you to take the examination before reaching the full 8,000 hours for licensure. Also, you have to contact and get verification from Master Electrician who supervised you.
Need to know, this experience must be documented and signed by supervisor on an Experience Verification Form. Your license application form will include one attached Experience Verification Form. Each supervisor must complete a new form. If you cannot reach your supervisor directly, then you are able to contact the Electrical Contractor who the Master Electrician worked under and ask that they have the Master Electrician contact you. In other cases, if you do not have contact information for Electrical Contractor, then you are able to use TDLR license search for getting their contact information.
Application and Fee
You have to apply for the initial license application by mail. Please submit a Journeyman Electrician License application form completely with $30 application fee to the address below:
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
PO Box 12157
Austin TX, 78711-2157
Warning: Electrician licenses are valid for one year from the date of issuance and need to be renewed annually. Renewals can be completed online.
Journeyman Electrician Exam
After the application has been accepted, you have to register for your exam. This Journeyman Electrician exam has 80 scored questions and 5 non-scored items. For your information, the Journeyman Electrician exam fee is $78 and takes 240 minutes to complete. It is hosted by PSI Exams.
The Journeyman electrician exam will cover:
- Definitions, Calculations, Theory, and Plans (6 questions)
- Electrical Services, the Service Equipment, and Derived Systems (9 questions)
- Electrical Feeders (3 questions)
- Branch Circuit Calculations and Conductors (15 questions)
- Electrical Wiring Methods and the Electrical Materials (18 questions)
- Electrical Equipment and Devices (10 questions)
- Motors and Generators (5 questions)
- Electrical Control Devices and Disconnecting Means (3 questions)
- Special Occupancies, Equipment (9 questions)
- Renewable energy technologies (2 questions)
Once you get your journeyman license, you are going to renew it every 18 months and pay a $30 fee. Aside from that, you are going to be expected to take four courses every 18 months to satisfy the state’s continuing education requirement.
The Applicants with Criminal Convictions
For those who have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or pleaded guilty (resulting in a deferred adjudication) to any in-state, out-of-state or federal criminal offense, you have to give a completed Criminal History Questionnaire (PDF) along with your application materials.
The department is going to conduct a criminal history background check on all applicants who apply for or renew a license. Criminal convictions will be reviewed depend on a case-by-case. Licenses can be denied based on the nature of the conviction and how long prior to the application the conviction happened. Depending on your criminal history, a review will be able to take from 1 to 6 weeks to complete.
The Individuals have the ability to request TDLR review their own criminal background before they apply for a license. TDLR utilizes the same process for this pre-application evaluation. For more information, you are able to learn about the Criminal History Evaluation. Also, see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, explain the process that TDLR uses to decide whether a criminal conviction causes an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously given.