Construction Trade Exam Research Area

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
Licensing Agency Link

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PSI Exams of New Mexico ™
2820 Broadbent Parkway, Suites E & F
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Phone:  (877) 663-9267
Candidate Information Web Page

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
General Knowledge and Electrical Installation Requirements 4
Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits 7
Overcurrent Protection 4
Grounding and Bonding 6
Conductors and Cables 5
Raceways and Boxes 5
Hazardous Locations, Special Occupancies, and Special Equipment 4
Lighting, Signs, and General-Use Equipment 3
Motors, Transformers, and Generators 5
New Mexico State Code 4
Low Voltage 3

Total number of test questions: 50
Time allowed (minutes): 145
In addition to the trade-specific examination(s) you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law Course.

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Books Permitted in the Exam

1. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70),- OR - The National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA Buy at Amazon
2. New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), NMCPR Web Page Link
3. National Electrical Safety Code (C2-2007), 2007, IEEE Buy at Amazon


Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. Alternating Current Fundamentals, 6th Edition, 1999, John Duff, Stephen Herman. Buy at Amazon
2. Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, 2011, Thomas M. Shoemaker, James E. Mack. Buy at Amazon
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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