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Journeyman Electrician

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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Standards of Practice 3
Standards of Conduct 2
Renewal and Reinstatement 2
Definitions 1
Qualification for Licensure 1
Revocation of Licensure 1
General Electrical Knowledge 3
Requirements for Electrical Installations 3
Electrical - Electronic Fundamentals 2
Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits 7
Service and Feeder Requirements 2
Grounding and Bonding 7
Conductors and Cables 7
Raceways and Boxes 8
Special Occupancies 3
Special Equipment 2
Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting 1
Motors and Controls 5
Utilization Equipment 5
Lighting 2
General Low Voltage Requirements 1
Communication Systems 1
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems 1

Total number of test questions: 70
Time allowed (minutes): 210


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Virginia Board for Contractors Rules and Regulations, Article 1, Title 54.1, Chapter 11 - Regulation of Contractors, Virginia Board of Contractors PDF File Link
2. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2011, NFPA Buy at Amazon
3. American Electricians' Handbook, 16th Edition, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers Buy at Amazon
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