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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) 476-4500
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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
Grounding & Bonding5
Conductors4
Electrical Power Conditioning2
Electrical & Electronic Knowledge9
General Low Voltage3
Sound & Video Systems5
Intrusion Detection & Alarms4
Fire Detection & Alarms7
Computer & Data Systems5
CCTV Systems2
Testing Equipment2
CATV & MATV Systems2
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (minutes):
145
Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), [or] National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA
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2.
NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2010, NFPA
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3.
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.

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
1.
Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, John E. Traister and Terry Kennedy
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2.
Telecommunications Wiring, 3rd Edition, Clyde N. Herrick
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3.
Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, 1999, H. William Trimmer
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4.
Live Sound Reinforcement: A Comprehensive Guide to P.A., Music Reinforcement Systems and Technology, 2005 [or] Live Sound Reinforcement, Best Seller Edition, Stark
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5.
Data, Voice, and Video Cabling, 3rd Edition, Jim Hayes and Paul Rosenberg
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6.
Antenna Toolkit, 2nd Edition, Joseph Carr
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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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