Construction Trade Exam Research Area

New Mexico
(ER-1J) Journeyman Residential Electrical Wiring
(Part 2 - Theory 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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PSI Exams of New Mexico ™
2820 Broadbent Parkway, Suites E & F
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Phone:  (877) 663-9267
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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
General Knowledge and
Electrical Installation Requirements
Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits 4
Overcurrent Protection 2
Grounding and Bonding 2
Conductors and Cables 2
Raceways and Boxes 2
Special Occupancies and Special Equipment,
including Pools
Lighting and General-Use Equipment 1
Low Voltage 2

Total number of test questions: 25
Time allowed (minutes): 60
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 NOT Allowed 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. American Electricians' Handbook, 16th Edition, 2013, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers Buy at Amazon
4. Ugly's Electrical References, 2008, 2011 or 2014, George Hart  Buy at Amazon
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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