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Supervising Electrician

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Hawaii Board of Electricians and Plumbers
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant St, Room 301
Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone: (808) 586-3000
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Prometric of Hawaii
354 Uluniu Street, Suite 308
Kailua, HI  96734
Phone: (808) 261-8182
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Exam Content

Subject Areas% of
General Electricial Knowledge10
Raceways and Enclosures10
Services, Feeders and Branch Circuits20
Conductors and Cables10
Grounding and Bonding12
Equipment for General Use10
Special Occupancies, Equipment and Conditions10
Motors and Controls10
Low Voltage and Communication Circuits4
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Books Allowed in the Exam

National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2008, NFPA
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, 4th Edition, 2008, Steven Herman, Delmar Learning
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National Electrical Safety Code (ANSI C2‑2007), 2007, IEEE
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Additional Resources

Old Code Package #1 (135mb download)
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QUESTION: “Why is Hawaii PVL sill using an old 2008 NEC version?”  They are only using this version for first-time applicants.  After you pass the exam and receive your license, you are expected to take an approved continuing education course and updates to the 2017 version will be covered in that course.  This info is contained in a document titled “Frequently Asked Questions - Electrician and Plumbers” (from the electrical board link above).

It doesn't make sense to us, that you should have to buy an old version the NEC, just to take your exam and then not use it again only to buy a newer version to have for daily use.  That's why the link above allows you to download a copy the old codes using your desktop or laptop computer.

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