Construction Trade Exam Research Area

New Mexico
(EL-1) Electrical Distribution Systems,
including Transmission Lines

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Construction Industries
Regulation and Licensing Department

2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4700
NM Regulation and Licensing Department

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PSI Exams
2820 Broadbent Parkway
Suite 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 Requirements
12
Electrical Supply / Sub-Stations 6
Transformers 12
Conductors 12
Poles and Stuctures 10
Grounding Methods 10
Overhead 8
Underground 8
Equipment and Safety 12
Equipment over 600 Volts 10

Total number of test questions: 100
Time allowed (minutes): 265
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, 2014, NFPA Buy at Amazon
2. New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), 2014, New Mexico Commission of Public Records. Web Page Link
3. National Electrical Safety Code (C2-2007), 2007, IEEE. Buy at Amazon

 

Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. American Electricians' Handbook, 16th Edition, 2013, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers. Buy at Amazon
2. Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, 2011, Thomas M. Shoemaker, James E. Mack. Buy at Amazon
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