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New Mexico
(EE-98J) Journeyman Residential
and Commercial Electrical

(Part 1 - Code Examination)

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Regulation and Licensing Department
Construction Industries Division (CID) ™

2550 Cerrillos Road - 3rd Floor
Santa Fe, NM  87505
Phone:  (505) 476-4700
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2820 Broadbent Parkway, Suites E & F
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Phone:  (877) 663-9267
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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
General Knowledge and Electrical Installation Requirements4
Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits7
Overcurrent Protection4
Grounding and Bonding6
Conductors and Cables5
Raceways and Boxes5
Hazardous Locations, Special Occupancies, and Special Equipment4
Lighting, Signs, and General-Use Equipment3
Motors, Transformers, and Generators5
New Mexico State Code4
Low Voltage3
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (minutes):
145

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), [or] The National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA
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2.
New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), NMCPR
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3.
National Electrical Safety Code (C2-2007), 2007, IEEE
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QUESTION:  “What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the NEC Handbook (both published by NFPA)?”.  The Handbook has the same content as the Code book with additional drawings and explainations inserted.

The Handbook was designed for engineers and inspectors and the typical exam candidate should not need to use it as a reference.

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Alternating Current Fundamentals, 6th Edition, 1999, John Duff, Stephen Herman
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2.
Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, Shoemaker, Mack
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