Construction Trade Exam Research Area

New Mexico
(ES-7) Telephone Communication Systems and Telephone Interconnect Systems

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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 5
Special Occupancies and Equipment 2
General Electrical Knowledge 5
Communication Systems 5
Outside Cabling 5
Cable Transmission and Reception 2
Poles 2
Inside Cabling 5
Network/Data 5
Switching 2
Telephones 3
Underground Cabling 4

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 Permitted 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. National Electrical Safety Code (C2-2007), 2007, IEEE Buy at Amazon


Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Telecommunications Wiring, 3rd Edition, Clyde N. Herrick Buy at Amazon
2. Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, Shoemaker, Mack Buy at Amazon
3. Direct Current Fundamentals, 7th Edition, Herman, Delmar Learning 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, 2008, Jim Hayes and Paul Rosenberg Buy at Amazon
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