Construction Trade Exam Research Area

New Mexico
(EE-98) Residential and Commercial Electrical
(Part 3 - Specialties)

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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
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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Low Voltage, including Alarms 20
Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting 5
Cathodic Protection and
Lightning Protection Systems
Telephone and Computer Systems 10
Sound and Communication Systems 10

Total number of test questions: 50
Time allowed (minutes): 135
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 Allowed in the Exam

1. NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2010, NFPA Buy at Amazon
2. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017, NFPA Buy at Amazon

Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. American Electricians' Handbook, 16th Edition, 2013, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers. Buy at Amazon
2. Telecommunications Wiring, 3rd Edition, Clyde N. Herrick Buy at Amazon
3. Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, 1999, H. William Trimmer. Buy at Amazon
4. Ugly's Electrical References, 2008, 2011 or 2014, George V. Hart.  Buy at Amazon
5. Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, (10th edition out-of-print) 13th Edition, 2014, $380, BICSI Buy from Publisher
6. NFPA 75: Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment, 2003, NFPA NFPA Link
7. Live Sound Reinforcement: A Comprehensive Guide to P.A. and Music Reinforcement Systems and Technology, 2005 - OR -Live Sound Reinforcement, Best Seller Edition, Scott Hunter Stark. Buy at Amazon
8. Data, Voice, and Video Cabling, 3rd Edition, 2008, Jim Hayes and Paul Rosenberg. Buy at Amazon
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