Apprentice Electrician licenses are valid for one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed annually. You should receive a reminder email or postcard from TDLR approximately 60 days before your license expires. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to renew your license before it expires. Please ensure that your contact information on record is current and up-to-date to receive these notifications.
Continuing Education Requirements
You must complete 4 hours of continuing education each license cycle to renew your license. Please see the continuing education page for details.
In lieu of the 4 hours of continuing education, Electrical apprentices may instead enroll in a department-registered electrical apprenticeship training course for license renewal.
If your license has expired within the past 18 months, then you may renew online by paying an increased fee, as shown below.
If your license has been expired for over 18 months, but less than 3 years, you must apply by mail. Submit a completed Request to Executive Director for Expired License Renewal Form (PDF) and include the renewal fee.
Your fee will depend on how long your license has been expired:
|Date of Expiration||Renewal Fee|
|90 days or less||$30|
|91 days – 18 months||$40|
|18 – 36 months||$40|
Licenses that have been expired for over 3 years cannot be renewed, and you will need to re-apply for a licenseas a new applicant.
Applicants with Criminal Convictions
If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (other than a minor traffic violation) or pleaded guilty or no contest (resulting in a deferred adjudication) to any in-state, out-of-state or federal criminal offense, you must provide a completed Criminal History Questionnaire along with your application materials.
The department will conduct a criminal history background check on all persons who apply for or renew a license. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Licenses may be denied based on the nature of the conviction and how long prior to the application the conviction occurred. Depending on your criminal history, a review can take from one to six weeks to complete.
Individuals may request TDLR review their criminal background before actually applying for a license. TDLR uses the same process for this pre-application evaluation as the process described below. See the Criminal History Evaluation Letter page for more information.
Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process that TDLR uses to determine whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously granted.
Please visit https://www.tdlr.texas.gov for more information.