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New Mexico

(ES-7) Telephone Communication Systems and Telephone Interconnect Systems

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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
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
Grounding and Bonding5
Special Occupancies and Equipment2
General Electrical Knowledge5
Communication Systems5
Outside Cabling5
Cable Transmission and Reception2
Inside Cabling5
Underground Cabling4
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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New Mexico Electrical Code (NMAC 14.10.4), NMCPR
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National Electrical Safety Code (ANSI C2‑2007), 2007, IEEE
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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
Telecommunications Wiring, 3rd Edition, Clyde N. Herrick
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Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, Shoemaker, Mack
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Direct Current Fundamentals, 7th Edition, Herman, Delmar Learning
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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, 2008, Jim Hayes and Paul Rosenberg
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Additional Recommended Books
Ferm’s Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
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Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2017, Tom Henry
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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.

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