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New Mexico

(EL-1) Electrical Distribution Systems,
including Transmission Lines

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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
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
Questions
General Knowledge and Electrical Installation Requirements12
Electrical Supply / Sub-Stations6
Transformers12
Conductors12
Poles and Stuctures10
Grounding Methods10
Overhead8
Underground8
Equipment and Safety12
Equipment over 600 Volts10
Total number of test questions:
100
Time allowed (minutes):
265

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.
Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, Shoemaker, Mack
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