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(PL) Power Limited Technician

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Minnesota DOLI
Electrical Contractor Licensing

443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: (651) 284-5031
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content

Please consult the exam guide for more detailed information about subject sub-categories listed in this table.  The button below will allow you to view or download the Electrical License Examination Guide.

Exam Bulletin Link

NEC
Chapter
Knowledge Areas
Introduction (90)
1General Requirements
2Wiring and Protection
3Wiring Methods and Materials
4Equipment for General Use
5Special Occupancies
6Special Equipment
7Special Conditions
8Communications Systems
9Tables
Applied Electrical Theory, Electrical Systems and Equipment
Total number of test questions:
80
Time allowed (hours):
5.5

NOTE:  The study material we are offering for this exam will include sample questions for the last subject area (above) from “Ugly's Electrical References” which will be added to your order.

Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2023, NFPA
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2.
Electrical Codes and Rules, Minnesota Statutes
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NOTE: Since the DOLI bulletin does not list specific "Codes and Rules" sections (from reference #2) to study for your exam, they will not be included in our sample questions.

Additional Recommended Books

The books listed below are NOT allowed at the exam location

1a.
Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2023, IAEI
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1b.
Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2023, 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.

2.
Ugly's Electrical References, 2023, Charles Miller
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3.
Practical Calculations for Electricians, 2023, Ray Holder
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Reference #2 above contains practical applications of the NEC such as Ohm‘s Law, series/parallel circuits, voltage drop, load calculations, motor phases, impedance, inductance and math formulas you are expected to know.  “Basic Knowledge” is covered in the exam but detailed subjects are assumed and not specifically called out in the bulletin.

A good “calculations” book where you can drill yourself repeatedly is always a good way to remember the most basic math procedures.  Generally, you won't have time during an exam to search for these procedures in a book.

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