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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 Services LLC
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 & Safety8
Grounding Methods3
Service Drops & Laterals4
Poles & 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, 2013
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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, 2011, Shoemaker, Mack
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NOTE:  Regarding the versions of Ugly's Reference shown in the PSI bulletin: you should always choose a version that agrees with the NEC that you are using (as shown above).

QUESTION:  "What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the Handbook version?".  As far as the actual NEC code quoted in the text... it's the same.

The NEC Handbook has additional diagrams, graphics and explanations inserted into the text (adding more pages and raising the price).  It was designed for engineers and inspectors.  The typical exam candidate should not use it as a preferred reference.

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

The books listed below are NOT allowed at the exam location

1a.
Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2020, IAEI
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1b.
Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2020, 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.

Available Study Materials
Download OSHA Guide
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” (highlighted 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.

We also include a table showing the relationship between our questions and OSHA code sections.  Corrections to the original PSI publication are noted. The index/table is availble for veiwing before you purchnse from the button above.

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