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Master Electrician

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Richmond, VA  23233
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Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Exam Content - Two Parts

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 4
Requirements for Electrical Installations 4
Electrical - Electronic Fundamentals 5
Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits 9
Service and Feeder Requirements 6
Grounding and Bonding 9
Conductors and Cables 7
Raceways and Boxes 8
Special Occupancies 4
Special Equipment 2
Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting 2
Motors and Controls 8
Utilization Equipment 6
Lighting 2
General Low Voltage Requirements 1
Communication Systems 1
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems 2

Total Number of Test Questions: 90
Time Allowed (Minutes): 270


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2011, NFPA. Doc Link
2. American Electrician's Handbook, 16th Edition, 2013, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers. Buy from Amazon
You must bring your own reference books to the exam  which adhere to the restrictions stated in the PSI candidate bulletin.

Additional Recommended Books and Codes

1. Virginia Individual License and Certification Regulations, 18 VAC 50-30, Virginia Board of Contractors. Doc Link
2. Virginia Code, Professions and Occupations - Contractors, Title 54, Chapter 11 Doc Link
3. New Home Warranty Statute, 55-70.1. Doc Link


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