The Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to adopt the National Electrical Code® (NEC) as the electrical code for the state of Texas. On August 1, 2023, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation voted unanimously to adopt the 2023 NEC, with no state amendments, as the electrical code for the state of Texas and establish it as the "minimum standard" for all electrical work in Texas covered by the Act. The effective date is September 1, 2023.
Also beginning September 1, 2023, all examinations for state electrical licenses will be based on the 2023 NEC. The state electrical exams are available through PSI, which 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.
NEMA contact: Bryan Holland, Bryan.Holland@nema.org