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New Mexico
(ES-3J) Journeyman Low Voltage
Special Systems
(Under 50 Volts)

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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
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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Grounding and Bonding5
Electrical Power Conditioning2
Electrical and Electronic Knowledge9
General Low Voltage3
Sound and Video Systems5
Intrusion Detection and Alarms4
Fire Detection and Alarms7
Computer and Data Systems5
CCTV Systems2
Testing Equipment2
CATV and MATV Systems2
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 Code (NFPA-70), [or] The National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA
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NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2010, NFPA
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New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), 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

Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, John E. Traister and Terry Kennedy
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Telecommunications Wiring, 3rd Edition, Clyde N. Herrick
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Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, 1999, H. William Trimmer
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Live Sound Reinforcement: A Comprehensive Guide to P.A. and Music Reinforcement Systems and Technology, 2005 [or] Live Sound Reinforcement, Best Seller Edition, Scott Hunter Stark
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Data, Voice, and Video Cabling, 3rd Edition, Jim Hayes and Paul Rosenberg
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Antenna Toolkit, 2nd Edition, Joseph Carr
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Available Study Materials
NFPA Fire & Gas Standard
Practice Exam
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Sample questions are sourced from the NFPA book title(s) highlighted (in light green) above.

Pricing is based on the number of questions contained in the individual files and the book titles you choose.

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