State of Texas
The 2020 National Electrical Code goes into effect on November 1, 2020.
The Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to adopt the revised National Electrical Code (NEC) as the electrical code for the state of Texas every three years. In accordance with this rule, the TDLR adopted amendments to the Electricians Program Rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 73, §73.100. The amended rule adopts the 2020 NEC effective November 1, 2020. The adoption justification was published in the July 24, 2020 issue of the Texas Register (45 TexReg 5170). The 2020 NEC, as published, will be the "minimum standard" for all electrical work covered under state law.
Also beginning November 1, 2020, all examinations for state electrical licenses will be based on the 2020 NEC. The state electrical exams are available through PSI, who contracts with TDLR to develop, maintain, and administer the state electrician licensing examinations. It is very important for license candidates to review the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) which contains detailed information regarding the examinations and is vital to understanding the process.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Chief Electrical Inspector Jerry Daniel at 512-799-1489 or Deputy Chief Electrical Inspector Larry Reichle at 512-779-2857.
Contact: Bryan Holland, Bryan.Holland@nema.org