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New Mexico

(EE-98) Residential & Commercial Electrical
(Part 3 - Specialties)

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Regulation and Licensing Department
Construction Industries Division (CID)

2550 Cerrillos Road - 3rd Floor
Santa Fe, NM  87505
Phone:  (505) 476-4500
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PSI Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 807-3994
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
Questions
Low Voltage, including Alarms20
Electrical Signs & Outline Lighting5
Cathodic Protection & Lightning Protection Systems5
Telephone & Computer Systems10
Sound & Communication Systems10
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (minutes):
135

In addition to the trade-specific examination, you must pass the New Mexico Business & Law Exam offered by PSI.

Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2010, NFPA
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2.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), [or] National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
1.
American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition, 2021, Frederic Hartwell
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2.
Telecommunications Wiring, 3rd Edition, Clyde N. Herrick
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3.
Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, 1999, H. William Trimmer
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4.
Ugly's Electrical References, 2008, 2011, 2014 or 2017, Jones & Bartlett Learning
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5.
Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, 14th Edition ($375, all other editions superceded), BICSI
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6.
NFPA 75: Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment, 2003, NFPA
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7.
Live Sound Reinforcement: A Comprehensive Guide to P.A., Music Reinforcement Systems and Technology, 2005 [or] Live Sound Reinforcement, Best Seller Edition, Stark
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8.
Data, Voice, and Video Cabling, 3rd Edition, 2008, Jim Hayes and Paul Rosenberg
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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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