(Part 2 - Applied Portion)
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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board of State Examiners of Electricians ™
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118
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|Subject Areas||# of|
|Circuit Calculations (Ohm's Law)||6|
|Electrical Schematics and Plans||6|
|Materials and Components||8|
|Troubleshooting and Testing||8|
|Licensing Laws and Regulations||2|
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (minutes):
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
Massachusetts Electrical Code, 527 CMR 12.00 State Amendments to NEC Board of Fire Prevention Regulations.
237 CMR 12.00 - 23.00 Rules and Regulations of the Board of State Examiners of Electricians.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017, NFPA
MGL Chapter 141, Supervision of Electricians
Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2017, George Hart
American Electricians‘ Handbook, 16th Edition, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers
Fire Alarm Signaling Systems, 2nd Edition, Bukowski & O'Laughlin
Certified Alarm Technicians Manual - Level 1, NBFAA (can only be obtained by taking a 22 hour course through PSI. Cost $400)
Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, H. William Trimmer
NOTE: The PSI bulletin is in error. You should be using a 2017 version of Ugly‘s, not a 2008 version.
NOTE: Reference #3 above is a 1994 version of NFPA 72 that is out-of-print. Should be the same as the version (2016) referenced in other electrical exams like Systems Tech Part I.
Additional Recommended Books
Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2017, Tom Henry
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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