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Hawaii
(ESS) Supervising Specialty 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 Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas% of
Questions
General Electricial Knowledge20
Raceways and Enclosures6
Conductors and Cables12
Grounding and Bonding8
Special Occupancies and Equipment6
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems18
Intrusion Detection and Alarm Systems18
Low Voltage and Communications Circuits12
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (hours):
2.0

Books Allowed in the Exam

1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2008, NFPA
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, 4th Edition, Steven Herman, Delmar Learning
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2.
Alternating Current Fundamentals, 7th Edition, Stephen Herman
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3.
NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2007, NFPA
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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).

Study materials will not be offered for this exam

The reference material requirements for this exam either lists out-of-date or out-of-print book versions.

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