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Massachusetts
Systems Contractor (Part 1)

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board of State Examiners of Electricians ™

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA  02118
Phone:  (617) 727-9931
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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
General Electric and Electronic Theory and Knowledge9
NEC Alarm Requirements15
Intrusion Detection and Notification15
Fire Detection and Notification31
Total number of test questions:
70
Time allowed (minutes):
180

Books Allowed in the Exam

1.
Massachusetts Electrical Code, 527 CMR 12.00 State Amendments to NEC Board of Fire Prevention Regulations.
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2.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017, NFPA
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3.
NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2013 NFPA
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2017, George Hart 
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2.
American Electricians‘ Handbook, 16th Edition, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers
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3.
Fire Alarm Signaling Systems, 2nd Edition, Bukowski & O'Laughlin
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4.
Certified Alarm Technicians Manual - Level 1, 2001, NBFAA (can only be obtained by taking a 22 hour course through PSI. Cost $400)
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5.
Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, H. William Trimmer
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NOTE:  The PSI bulletin is in error.  You should be using a 2017 version of Ugly‘s, not a 2008 version.

NOTE:  Reference #3 above is a 1994 version of NFPA 72 that is out-of-print.  Should be the same as the version (2016) referenced in other electrical exams like Systems Tech Part I.

Additional Recommended Books

1.
Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
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2.
Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2017, Tom Henry
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We highly recommend that you purchase one of the reference books above to study for your exam.  Each book is a comprehensive subject index to the NEC.  They provide an even faster way to look up answers in the code and are far more detailed than the index at the end of the code book.

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