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Massachusetts

Master Electrician
(Part 1)

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board of State Examiners of Electricians

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA  02118
Phone:  (617) 727-9931
Exam Provider
PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 834-8745
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Subject AreaNo. of
Questions
State Specific Electrical Requirements4
General Knowledge6
Services11
Grounding and Bonding10
Wiring Methods and Devices15
Motors7
Transformers1
Low-Voltage Distribution2
Special Occupancies and Equipment10
Overcurrent Protection6
Lighting2
Alarm Systems6
Total number of test questions:
80
Time allowed (minutes):
240

In addition to the trade-specific examination, you are required to pass the Elerctrical Business and Law Exam

Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2020, NFPA
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2.
NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2019 NFPA
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3.
Massachusetts Electrical Code (amendments to the NEC), 527 CMR 12.00
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Books NOT Allowed
1.
Ugly's Electrical References, 2020, George Hart
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2.
American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers
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NOTICE:  The PSI bulletin is in error.  You should be using a 2020 version of Ugly's (not a 2008) and a 17th Edition of the American Electricians' Handbook (not 2002).  This recommendation is based on requirements for other states using the same NEC version.

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.

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