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New Mexico

(ER-1J) Journeyman Residential Electrical Wiring
(Part 2 - Theory Examination)

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Regulation and Licensing Department
Construction Industries Division (CID)

2550 Cerrillos Road - 3rd Floor
Santa Fe, NM  87505
Phone:  (505) 476-4700
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PSI Exams of New Mexico
2820 Broadbent Parkway, Suites E & F
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Phone:  (877) 663-9267
Exam Type
CLOSED  BOOK
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
Questions
General Knowledge and Electrical Installation Requirements9
Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits4
Overcurrent Protection2
Grounding and Bonding2
Conductors and Cables2
Raceways and Boxes2
Special Occupancies and Special Equipment, including Pools1
Lighting and General-Use Equipment1
Low Voltage2
Total number of test questions:
25
Time allowed (minutes):
60

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 NOT 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.
American Electricians‘ Handbook, 16th Edition, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers
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4.
Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2008, 2011 or 2014, George Hart 
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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.

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