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Nevada

(C-2) Electrical Contractor

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Nevada State Contractor‘s Board
2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200
Henderson, NV  89074
Phone: (702) 486-1100
Exam Provider
PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 340-3701
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Subject Areas
(from PSI bulletin)
# of
Questions
General Electrical Knowledge6
Service, Feeders & Branch Circuits7
Grounding & Bonding7
Conductors & Cables8
Raceways & Boxes7
Special Occupancies & Equipment5
Electrical Power6
Motors6
Low Voltage2
Lighting5
Illuminated Signs2
Fire Detection & Alarm Systems2
Safety Information8
Transmission Lines5
Overcurrent Protection4
Total number of test questions:
80
Time allowed (hours):
4.0

This exam may also include questions on the following subjects:

  • Reading and interpreting construction codes and regulations
  • Nevada Health Department regulations
  • Appropriate building codes
  • Trade materials, tools, equipment and methods
  • Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Rules

In addition to the trade-specific examination, you are required to pass the Contractor Management Survey Exam offered by PSI.

Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70) [or] National Electrical Code Handbook, 2011, NFPA
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2.
NFPA 72: Standard for National Fire Alarm Code [or] National Fire Alarm Code Handbook, 2010 or 2013, NFPA
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QUESTION:  “What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the NEC Handbook?”.  The Handbook has the same content as the NEC book with additional drawings and explainations inserted.

The Handbook was designed for engineers and inspectors.  The typical exam candidate should not use it as a prefered reference unless they are using it for inspection jobs in their day-to-day work.

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
1.
Ugly's Electrical References, 2008, 2011 or 2014, George Hart
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2.
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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3.
National Electrical Safety Code (C2-2012), 2012, IEEE
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4.
Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th or 13th Edition, Thomas M. Shoemaker, James E. Mack
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Available Study Materials
PSI OSHA Selections
Study Guide
$54.95

Sample questions are based on the PSI publication titled “29 CFR PART 1926 Selections, as of June 2013” (hightlighted in green above).

This file contains approx. 800 sample questions.

REMINDER:  PSI uses this book for many exams they offer.  Not all sections of this code will apply to your exam.

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