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New Mexico
(ES-7J) Journeyman 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

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
Grounding and Bonding5
Conductors5
Special Occupancies and Equipment2
General Electrical Knowledge5
Communication Systems5
Outside Cabling5
Cabling Transmission and Reception2
Poles2
Inside Cabling5
Network / Data5
Switching2
Telephones3
Underground Cabling4
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (minutes):
135

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.
New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), NMCPR
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3.
National Electrical Safety Code (C2-2007), 2007, IEEE
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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 has the same content as the Code book with additional drawings and explainations inserted.

The Handbook was designed for engineers and inspectors and the typical exam candidate should not need to use it as a reference.

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Telecommunications Wiring, 3rd Edition, Clyde N. Herrick
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2.
Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, Shoemaker, Mack
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3.
Direct Current Fundamentals, 7th Edition, Herman, Delmar Learning
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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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