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New Mexico

(EL-1J) Journeyman 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
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
General Knowledge and Electrical Installation Requirements10
Electrical Supply / Sub-Stations8
Poles and Stuctures6
Grounding Methods8
Equipment and Safety6
Equipment over 600 Volts10
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (minutes):

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
National Electrical Safety Code (ANSI C2‑2007), 2007, IEEE
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National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), [or] The National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA
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New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), NMCPR
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New Mexico Electrical Safety Code (NMAC 14.10.5), NMCPR
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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
American Electricians‘ Handbook, 16th Edition, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers
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Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, Shoemaker, Mack
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Additional Recommended Books
Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
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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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