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Nevada

(C-41C) Fire Detection 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 Knowledge5
Wiring8
Grounding3
Power Supply5
Detectors15
Alarms Notification14
General Regulations5
Total number of test questions:
55
Time allowed (hours):
2.0

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, 2017, NFPA
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2.
NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm Code [or] National Fire Alarm Code Handbook, 2013, NFPA
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QUESTION:  "What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the Handbook version?".  As far as the actual NEC code quoted in the text... it's the same.

The NEC Handbook has additional diagrams, graphics and explanations 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 preferred reference.

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
1.
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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2.
Nevada Fire Marshall Code, NAC, Chapter 477
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Additional Recommended Books

The books listed below are NOT allowed at the exam location

1a.
Ferm’s Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
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1b.
Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2017, Tom Henry
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We highly recommend that you purchase one of the two NEC index 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 subjects covered in the exam and are far more detailed than the index at the end of the code book.

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