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Electrical Contractor (Restricted)

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Alabama Electrical Contractors Board
2777 Zelda Road
Montgomery, AL  36106
Phone: (334) 269-9990
Exam Provider
ProV, Inc.
5200 NW 43rd Street, Suite 102-167
Gainesville, FL  32606
Phone: (866) 720-7768
Exam Type
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
Business Organization1
Risk Management2
Project Management2
Safety & Environmental2
Labor Laws3
Payroll & Employment Taxes4
Financial Management4
Lien Laws1
Licensing Laws4
Grounding & Bonding10
General Knowledge of the Electrical Trade & Calculations5
Service, Feeders & Branch Circuits10
Raceways & Enclosures6
Motors & Controls4
Utilization & General Use Equipment8
Special Occupancies & Equipment5
Low Voltage Circuits, Including Alarms & Communications3
Safety Information3
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (hours):
Books Allowed in the Exam
Alabama Electrical Supplement to the Contractors Guide (reprinted statutes), 2014, ProV
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American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition, 2021, Frederic Hartwell
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NASCLA Contractor's Guide, Basic 13th Edition, NASCLA
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National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2023, NFPA
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NOTE:  A free PDF version of reference #1 is available upon request from our Customer Contact page.

NOTICE:  The version number for reference #1 above shown in the ProV exam bulletin dated 1/1/24 is incorrect.

Additional Recommended Books

The books listed below are NOT allowed at the exam location

Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2023, IAEI
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Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2023, Tom Henry
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We 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.

Ugly's Electrical References, 2020 or 2023, Charles Miller 
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Practical Calculations for Electricians, 2023, Ray Holder
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Reference #2 above contains practical applications of the NEC such as Ohm‘s Law, series/parallel circuits, voltage drop, load calculations, motor phases, impedance, inductance and math formulas you are expected to know.  “Basic Knowledge” is covered in the exam but detailed subjects are assumed and not specifically called out in the bulletin.

A "calculations" book where you can drill yourself repeatedly is always a good way to remember the most basic math procedures.  Generally, you won't have time during an exam to search for these procedures in a book.

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