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Connecticut

(L-1) Electrical Lines Contractor

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Connecticut DCP
Electrical Licensing Unit

450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 801
Hartford, CT  06103
(860) 713-6135
Exam Provider
PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 746-8171
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
Questions
Transformers6
Electrical Knowledge5
Conductors5
Overhead Lines7
Underground Lines4
Equipment and Safety8
Grounding Methods3
Service Drops and Laterals4
Poles and Structures4
Electric Supply Stations4
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (hours):
1.5

In addition to the trade-specific examination, you are required to pass the Connecticut Business & Law Exam offered by PSI.

Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
National Electrical Safety Code (ANSI C2‑2012), 2012, IEEE
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2.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), [or] The National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017 or 2020, NFPA
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3.
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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4.
Ugly's Electrical References, 2017 or 2020, George Hart
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5.
Dr Watts Shirt Pocket Electrical Guide, 2014, Mark N. Sharpiro
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6.
Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, Shoemaker, Mack
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QUESTION:  “What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the NEC Handbook?”.  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.

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
1.
The Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen, 2nd Edition, Wayne Van Soelen
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Additional Recommended Books
1.
Ferm’s Fast Finder Index, 2020, IAEI
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2.
Tom Henry‘s Key Word Index, 2020, 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.

Available Study Materials
PSI OSHA Selections
Study Guide
$54.95

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.

REMINDER:  PSI uses this book for many exams they offer.  Not all sections of this code will apply to your exam.

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