Licensing Exams by Trade Name - Home Link

New Mexico

(ES-2) Cathodic Protection and Lightning Protection Systems

Apply for the License
Regulation and Licensing Department
Construction Industries Division (CID)

2550 Cerrillos Road - 3rd Floor
Santa Fe, NM  87505
Phone:  (505) 476-4700
Apply for the Exam
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 Electrical Knowledge15
National Electrical Code15
Lightning Protection10
Cathodic Protection10
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (minutes):
120

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
Buy at Builders Book
2.
NFPA 780: Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems, 2004, NFPA
NFPA Link
3.
New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), NMCPR
Web Page Link

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
Buy at Amazon
2.
Pipeline Corrosion and Cathodic Protection, 3rd Edition, Marshall E. Parker, Edward G. Peatte
Buy at Amazon
3.
Handbook of Cathodic Corrosion Protection, 3rd Edition, Walter Von Baeckmann
Buy at Amazon
4.
Control of Pipeline Corrosion, 2nd Edition, 2001, A.W. Peabody, NACE
Buy at Amazon
5.
Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2011, 2014 or 2017, George Hart 
Buy at Builders Book
Additional Recommended Books
1.
Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
Buy at Amazon
2.
Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2017, Tom Henry
Buy at Builders Book

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.

A practice exam is currently NOT AVAILABLE

This page is being provided for research and links to books sources only.  We do not have an expected date for availability.  This page may have changed since your last visit.  Please refresh to see current info (F5 on your keyboard).

Return to Top
Copyright Notice