Construction Trade Exam Research Area

New Mexico
(ES-3J) Journeyman 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


Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Grounding and Bonding 5
Conductors 4
Electrical Power Conditioning 2
Electrical and Electronic Knowledge 9
General Low Voltage 3
Sound and Video Systems 5
Intrusion Detection and Alarms 4
Fire Detection and Alarms 7
Computer and Data Systems 5
CCTV Systems 2
Testing Equipment 2
CATV and MATV Systems 2

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 Allowed in the Exam

1. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), [or] The National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA Buy at Amazon
2. NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2010, NFPA Buy at Amazon
3. New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), NMCPR Web Page Link

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, John E. Traister and Terry Kennedy 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. 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
5. Data, Voice, and Video Cabling, 3rd Edition, Jim Hayes and Paul Rosenberg Buy at Amazon
6. Antenna Toolkit, 2nd Edition, Joseph Carr Buy at Amazon
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