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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 Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 205-5827
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Subject Areas# 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 Handbook version (or Fire Code Handbooks)?".  As far as the actual NEC code quoted in the text... it's the same.

The NEC Handbook has additional drawings and explainations inserted into the text (adding more pages and raising the price).  It was designed for engineers and inspectors.  The typical exam candidate should not use it as a prefered reference.

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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Additional Recommended Books
1a.
Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2011, IAEI
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1b.
Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2011, Tom Henry
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