Construction Trade Exam Research Area

(C-2) Electrical Contractor

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Henderson, NV  89074
Phone: (702) 486-1100
NV State Contractors Board

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Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267
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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Area% of
General Electrical Knowledge 6
Service, Feeders and Branch Circuits 7
Grounding and Bonding 7
Conductors and Cables 8
Raceways and Boxes 7
Special Occupancies and Equipment 5
Electrical Power 6
Motors 6
Low Voltage 2
Lighting 5
Illuminated Signs 2
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems 2
Safety Information 8
Transmission Lines 5
Overcurrent Protection 4

Total number of test questions: 80
Time allowed (hours): 4.0

This exam may also include questions on the following subjects:

  • Reading and interpreting construction codes and regulations
  • Nevada Health department regulations
  • Appropriate building codes
  • Trade materials, tools, equipment and methods
  • Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Rules
The Nevada licensing process requires that you pass a Contractor Management Survey Exam
unless you are already a licensed contractor who is adding a classification to his/her license.

Business and Law Offering

Books Allowed in the Exam

1. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70) - OR - National Electrical Code Handbook, 2011, NFPA Buy at Amazon
2. NFPA 72: Standard for National Fire Alarm Code  - OR - National Fire Alarm Code Handbook, 2010 or 2013, NFPA Buy at Amazon
These references will not be available in the examination center.  Please see the PSI candidate bulletin regarding restrictions on personal copies.

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Ugly's Electrical References, 2008, 2011 or 2014, George V. Hart Buy at Amazon
2. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO- OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from Publisher
3. National Electrical Safety Code (C2-2012), 2012, IEEE Buy at Amazon
4. Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 13th Edition, Thomas M. Shoemaker, James E. Mack. Buy at Amazon
Go to OSHA Resources
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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