Construction Trade Exam Research Area

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

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Construction Industries
Regulation and Licensing Department

2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4700
NM Regulation and Licensing Department

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2820 Broadbent Parkway
Suite 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
Cabling 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): 135
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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Reference Books Permitted in the Exam

1. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2014, NFPA Buy at Amazon
2. New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), 2014, New Mexico Commission of Public Records. Doc Link
3. National Electrical Safety Code (C2-2007), 2007, IEEE. Doc Link


Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. Telecommunications Wiring, 3rd Edition, 2001, Clyde N. Herrick. Buy at Amazon
2. Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, 2011, Thomas M. Shoemaker, James E. Mack. Buy at Amazon
3. Direct Current Fundamentals, 7th Edition, 2006, Stephen L. Herman, Thomson Delmar Learning. Buy from Publisher
4. Live Sound Reinforcement: A Comprehensive Guide to P.A. and Music Reinforcement Systems and Technology, 2nd Edition, 2005, Scott Hunter Stark. Buy at Amazon
5. Data, Voice, and Video Cabling, 3rd Edition, 2008, Jim Hayes and Paul Rosenberg. Buy at Amazon

Note to exam candidates

The sample questions we provide for reference 4 are from a 1st edition

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