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North Carolina Board of
Examiners of Electrical Contractors (BEEC)

3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 206
Raleigh, NC  27609
Phone: (919) 733-9042
Exam Provider
PSI Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 746-8173
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Exam Content

Please consult the PSI bulletin for more detailed information about subject sub-categories NOT listed in this table from the button below:

Subject AreasSub-
# of
Bonding & Grounding75
Overcurrent Protection54
Wiring Methods & Terminations48
Boxes & Fittings22
Load Calculations43
Appliances, Equipment & Lighting44
Laws, Rules, Basic Business Practices & Practical Applications57
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (hours):
Books Allowed in the Exam
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2020, NFPA
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
Laws Applicable to Electrical Contractors, Chapter 87, Article 4 (included in PSI bulletin)
Lighting and Power Plans (included with exam bulletin)
NCBEEC Rules, Title 21, NCAC, Chapter 18B (included in PSI bulletin)
NASCLA Contractor’s Guide for Electrical, North Carolina, 11th Edition, NASCLA
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NOTE:  The above references will not be supplied at the exam location.  You must bring your own copies.

Additional Recommended Books

The books listed below are NOT allowed at the exam location

Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2020, IAEI
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Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2020, Tom Henry
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We 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.

Ugly's Electrical References, 2020, George Hart
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Practical Calculations for Electricians, 2020, Ray Holder
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Reference #2 above contains practical applications of the NEC such as Ohm‘s Law, series/parallel circuits, voltage drop, load calculations, motor phases, impedance, inductance and math formulas you are expected to know.  “Basic Knowledge” is covered in the exam but detailed subjects are assumed and not specifically called out in the bulletin.

A good “calculations” book where you can drill yourself repeatedly is always a good way to remember the most basic math procedures.  Generally, you won't have time during an exam to search for these procedures in a book.

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