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Connecticut

(PV-1) Limited Solar Electric 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
Photovoltaic Theory10
General Electrical Knowledge & Theory9
Batteries3
Components8
Photovoltaic Installation10
Estimating & Design9
Wind Power4
Safety7
Total number of test questions:
60
Time allowed (minutes):
150

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

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
1.
Solar Photovoltaic Systems Installer Trainee Guide, 2012, NCCER
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Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), [or] The National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017 or 2020, NFPA
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2.
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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3.
Ugly's Electrical References, 2011 or 2014, George Hart
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4.
Practical Photovoltaics: Electricity from Solar Cells, 3rd Edition
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5.
The Easy Guide to Solar Electric Part II: Installation Manual, 2003, Adi Pieper,
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6.
Photovoltaic Systems, 3rd Edition, James P. Dunlop
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7.
Convert Your Home to Solar Energy, 2010, Taunton Press
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QUESTION:  "What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the Handbook version (or Fire Code Handbooks)?".  As far as the actual NEC code quoted in the text... it's the same.

The NEC Handbook has additional drawings and explainations 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 prefered reference.

Additional Recommended Books
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 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” (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.

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