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Massachusetts
Master Electrician (Part 1)

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board of State Examiners of Electricians ™

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA  02118
Phone:  (617) 727-9931
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PSI Licensure: Certification ™
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267
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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
State Specific Electrical Requirements4
General Knowledge6
Services11
Grounding and Bonding10
Wiring Methods and Devices15
Motors7
Transformers1
Low-Voltage Distribution2
Special Occupancies and Equipment10
Overcurrent Protection6
Lighting2
Alarm Systems6
Total number of test questions:
80
Time allowed (minutes):
240

In addition to the trade-specific examination, you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law course

Books Allowed in the Exam

1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017, NFPA
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2.
NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2016 NFPA
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3.
Massachusetts Electrical Code, 527 CMR 12.00 State Amendments to NEC Board of Fire Prevention Regulations.
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2017, George Hart 
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2.
American Electricians‘ Handbook, 16th Edition, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers
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NOTE:  The PSI bulletin is in error.  You should be using a 2017 version of Ugly‘s, not a 2008 version.

Additional Recommended Books

1.
Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
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2.
Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2017, Tom Henry
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We highly recommend that you purchase one of the reference books above to study for your exam.  Each book is a comprehensive subject index to the NEC.  They provide an even faster way to look up answers in the code and are far more detailed than the index at the end of the code book.

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