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New Mexico

(ER-1J) Journeyman Residential Electrical Wiring
(Part 1 - Code Examination)

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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
General Knowledge & Electrical Installation Requirements5
Services, Feeders & Branch Circuits6
Overcurrent Protection4
Grounding & Bonding4
Conductors & Cables6
Raceways & Boxes4
Special Occupancies & Special Equipment, including Pools2
Lighting & General-Use Equipment2
New Mexico State Code5
Low Voltage2
Total number of test questions:
40
Time allowed (minutes):
90
Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), [or] National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA
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2.
New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), NMRLD
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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.

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 reference 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 answers in the code and are far more detailed than the index at the end of the code book.

2.
Ugly's Electrical References, 2017, Jones & Bartlett Learning
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The book title above contains practical applications of the NEC such as Ohm‘s Law, series/parallel circuits, voltage drop, load calculations, motor phases, impediance, inductance and math formulas you are expected to know.  The "Basic Knowledge" covered in the exam is assumed and sometimes not listed as a subject. This book also covers subjects listed as "Calculations and Theory".

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