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Systems Technician
(Part 2 - Applied Portion)

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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 Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855)  834-8745
Exam Type
Exam Content
Subject AreaNo. of
Circuit Calculations (Ohm's Law)6
Electrical Schematics and Plans6
Materials and Components8
Troubleshooting and Testing8
Licensing Laws and Regulations2
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (minutes):
Books Allowed in the Exam
Massachusetts Electrical Code (amendments to the NEC), 527 CMR 12.00
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Massachusetts Rules and Regulations of the Board of State Examiners of Electricians, 237 CMR 12.00 - 23.00
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National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2020, NFPA
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Massachusetts MGL Chapter 141, Supervision of Electricians, General Court of the Commonwealth
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
Ugly's Electrical References, 2020, Charles Miller
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American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition, 2021, Frederic Hartwell
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Fire Alarm Signaling Systems, 2nd Edition, Bukowski & O'Laughlin
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Certified Alarm Technicians Manual - Level 1 (can only be obtained by taking a 22 hour course through ESA National Training. Cost $262)
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Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, H. William Trimmer
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NOTICE:  The PSI bulletin is in error.  You should be using a 2020 version of Ugly's (not a 2008).

Additional Recommended Books

The books listed below are NOT allowed at the exam location

Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2020, IAEI
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Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2020, Tom Henry
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We 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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