Construction Trade Exam Research Area

South Dakota
(530) Electrical Contractor

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South Dakota Electrical Commission
308 S. Pierre Street
Pierre, SD  57501
Phone:  (605) 773-3573
South Dakota Electrical Commission

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International Code Council
900 Montclair Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35213
(888) 422-7233, ext. 5524
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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas % of
General Knowledge and Plan Reading 12
Services and Service Equipment 16
Feeders 4
Branch Circuits and Conductors 16
Wiring Methods and Materials 19
Equipment and Devices 10
Control Devices 3
Motors and Generators 8
Special Occupancies, Equipment and Conditions 12

Total number of test questions: 100
Time allowed (hours): 5.0


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017, NFPA Buy at Amazon
2. Ugly's Electrical References, (any edition), George V. Hart Buy at Amazon
3. Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI Buy at Amazon
4. National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA Buy at Amazon
5. Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2017, Tom Henry Buy at Amazon
NOTE:  The study material we are offering for this exam will exclude sample questions for references # 3, 4 and 5 because they are indexes or quick reference guides to the NEC and not actual code books.
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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