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New Mexico
(EE-98) Residential and Commercial Electrical
(Part 1 - Commercial and Industrial)

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Regulation and Licensing Department
Construction Industries Division (CID)

2550 Cerrillos Road - 3rd Floor
Santa Fe, NM  87505
Phone:  (505) 476-4700

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PSI Exams of New Mexico
2820 Broadbent Parkway, Suites E & F
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Phone:  (877) 663-9267
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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
General Knowledge and Electrical Installation Requirements13
Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits10
Overcurrent Protection5
Grounding and Bonding10
Conductors and Cables8
Raceways and Boxes8
Hazardous Locations, Special Occupancies and Special Equipment10
Lighting, Signs, and General-Use Equipment6
Motors, Transformers, and Generators6
New Mexico State Code4
Total number of test questions:
80
Time allowed (minutes):
200

In addition to the trade-specific examination, you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law course

Books Allowed in the Exam

1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), [or] The National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA
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2.
New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), NMCPR
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3.
National Electrical Safety Code (ANSI C2‑2007), 2007, IEEE
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QUESTION:  “What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the NEC Handbook (both published by NFPA)?”.  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.
American Electricians‘ Handbook, 16th Edition, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers
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2.
Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2008, 2011 or 2014, George Hart 
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3.
Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, Shoemaker, Mack
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