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Massachusetts

Systems Contractor
(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 Areas# of
Questions
General Electric and Electronic Theory and Knowledge9
NEC Alarm Requirements15
Intrusion Detection and Notification15
Fire Detection and Notification31
Total number of test questions:
70
Time allowed (minutes):
180
Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
Massachusetts Electrical Code (amendments to the NEC), 527 CMR 12.00
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2.
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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Additional Question Sources

The books listed below are NOT allowed at the exam location

1.
Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2020, George Hart
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2.
American Electricians‘ Handbook, 16th Edition, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers
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3.
Fire Alarm Signaling Systems, 2nd Edition, Bukowski & O'Laughlin
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4.
Certified Alarm Technicians Manual - Level 1, 2001, NBFAA (can only be obtained by taking a course through ESA Training. Cost $385)
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5.
Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, H. William Trimmer
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NOTE:  The PSI bulletin is in error.  You should be using a 2020 version of Ugly‘s (not a 2008) and a 16th Edition of the American Electricians‘ Handbook (not 2002).  This recommendation is based on requirements for other states using the same NEC version.

Additional Recommended Books
1.
Ferm‘s Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
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2.
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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