Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Systems Contractor
(Part I)

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board of State Examiners of Electricians

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Boston, MA  02118
Phone: (617) 727-9931
MA Board of State Examiners of Electricians

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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
General Electric and Electronic Theory and Knowledge 9
NEC Alarm Requirements 15
Intrusion Detection and Notification 15
Fire Detection and Notification 31

Total number of test questions: 70
Time allowed (minutes): 180
Massachusetts also requires that you take and pass a written  Business and Law exam for this trade

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Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Massachusetts Electrical Code, 527 CMR 12.00 State Amendments to NEC Board of Fire Prevention Regulations. PDF File Link
2. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2014, NFPA Buy at Amazon
3. NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2013 NFPA Buy at Amazon

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Ugly's Electrical References, 2008, George V. Hart.  Buy at Amazon
2. American Electricians' Handbook, 16th Edition, 2013, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers. Buy at Amazon
3. Fire Alarm Signaling Systems, 2nd Edition, 1994, Bukowski & O'Laughlin. Buy at Amazon
4. Certified Alarm Technicians Manual - Level 1, 2001, National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association. (can only be obtained by taking a 22 hour course through PSI. Cost $400) Buy from Publisher
5. Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, 1999, H. William Trimmer. Buy at Amazon

Note to exam candidates

If you are using the current versions of books 1 & 2, additional files will be sent that are based on those versions

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