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North Carolina

(SP-SFD) Single Family Detached Residential Dwelling

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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
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PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 340-3701
Exam Type
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
Bonding and Grounding5
Overcurrent Protection4
Wiring Methods and Terminations3
Boxes and Fittings4
Service Entrance and Equipment4
Motors and Control Wiring2
Special Occupancies and Hazardous Locations1
Load Calculations4
Appliances, Equipment and Lighting3
Laws, Rules, Basic Business Practices and Practical Applications8
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (hours):
Books Allowed in the Exam
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2020, NFPA
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NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2019, NFPA
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NOTE: The above references will be supplied at the exam location.  You may not bring your own copies.

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
Laws Applicable to Electrical Contractors in North Carolina, General Statutes, Chapter 87, Article 4
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Board Rules for the Implementation of the Electrical Contractors Licensing Laws of North Carolina, Title 21, North Carolina Administrative Code, Chapter 18B
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NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management for Electrical, North Carolina, 13th Edition, NASCLA
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Additional Recommended Books
Ferm‘s Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
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Tom Henry‘s Key Word Index, 2020, 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.

Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2020, George Hart
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The book 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.  “Basic Knowledge” and “Electrical Calculations” are subjects covered in the exam and are assumed (most likely not listed as a subject for electrical and mechanical exams of all types).

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