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Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Bonding and Grounding 11
Overcurrent Protection 9
Wiring Methods and Terminations 10
Boxes and Fittings 7
Service Entrance and Equipment 9
Motors and Control Wiring 9
Special Occupancies and Hazardous Locations 9
Load Calculations 11
Appliances, Equipment and Lighting 7
General 3
Laws, Rules, Basic Business Practices and Practical Applications 15

Total number of test questions: 100
Time allowed (hours): 6.0


Reference Materials

1. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2014, NFPA Doc Link
2. Laws Applicable to Electrical Contractors in North Carolina, (General Statutes, Chapter 87, Article 4) North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 87, Article 4. Doc Link
3. Board Rules for the Implementation of the Electrical Contractors Licensing Laws of North Carolina, Title 21, North Carolina Administrative Code, Chapter 18B. Doc Link
4. Lighting and Power Plans, Refer to back page of PSI Bulletin  
5. NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management - North Carolina Electrical, North Carolina, 11th Edition, NASCLA. Buy from Publisher
NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm Code, 2013, NFPA Buy at Amazon

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