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New Mexico
(ES-3) Low Voltage Special Systems
(under 50 Volts)

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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

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
Grounding and Bonding4
Conductors4
Electrical Power Conditioning2
Electrical and Electronic Knowledge6
General Low Voltage3
Sound and Video Systems5
Intrusion Detection and Alarms4
Fire Detection and Alarms7
Computer and Data Systems5
CCTV Systems2
Testing Equipment2
CATV and MATV Systems2
Applied Systems Design4
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.
NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2010, NFPA
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3.
New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), NMCPR
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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 is the exact same content with additional inserted drawings and explainations of code applications.  In our opinion, the typical exam candidate does not need the additional information which is mainly designed for engineers and inspectors.

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, Traister and Kennedy
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2.
Telecommunications Wiring, 3rd Edition, Clyde N. Herrick
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3.
Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, 1999, H. William Trimmer
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4.
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
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5.
Data, Voice, and Video Cabling, 3rd Edition, Jim Hayes and Paul Rosenberg
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6.
Antenna Toolkit, 2nd Edition, Joseph Carr
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