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Electrical Licensing Unit
450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 801
Hartford, CT 06103
PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (855) 746-8171
|Subject Areas||# of|
|Data and Telecommunication||12|
|Video Systems (CCTV, CATV)||7|
|Sound and A/V Systems||7|
|Codes and Standards||23|
|General Knowledge, Theory and Definitions||5|
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In addition to the trade-specific examination, you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law course
Books Allowed in the Exam
Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, 14th Edition ($375, all other editions superceded), BICSI
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70),[or] The National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017 or 2020, NFPA
Live Sound Reinforcement: A Comprehensive Guide to P.A. and
Music Reinforcement Systems and Technology, 2005, Scott Hunter
NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2013, NFPA
NFPA 720: Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide(CO) Detection and Warning Equipment, 2012, NFPA
Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2017 or 2020, George Hart
CCTV: Networking and Digital Technology, 2nd Edition, Vlado Damjanovski
Data, Voice, and Video Cable Installation, 3rd Edition, Jim Hayes and Paul Rosenberg
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
ANSI / NECA / BICSI 568-2006: Standard for Installing Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling, (Out-of-print. Replaced by ANSI/BICSI N1-2019), BICSI
QUESTION: “What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the NEC Handbook (both published by NFPA)?”. The Handbook has the same content as the NEC book with additional drawings and explainations inserted.
The Handbook was designed for engineers and inspectors. The typical exam candidate should not use it as a prefered reference unless they are using it for inspection jobs in their day-to-day work.
Additional Recommended Books
Ferm‘s Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
Tom Henry‘s Key Word Index, 2020, Tom Henry
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.
Available Study Materials
PSI OSHA Selections
Sample questions are based on the PSI publication titled "29 CFR PART 1926 Selections, as of June 2013" (hightlighted in green above).
This file contains approx. 800 sample questions.