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Electrical Contractor

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Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB)
6606 Tussing Road
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone:  (614) 644-3493

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PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
General Electrical Knowledge10
Transformers and Equipment12
Service Feeders and Branch Circuits16
Raceways, Boxes and Panelboards10
Conductors and Cables12
Control Devices8
Motors and Generators12
Utilization Equipment8
Special Occupancies and Equipment12
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (hours):

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

Ugly‘s Electrical References, 2017, George Hart
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NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, [and/or] The National Electrical Code Handbook, 2014 or 2017, NFPA
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Electrical Field Reference Handbook: Revised for the NEC 2008 [or] IBEW-NECA Field Reference Book, National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry
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The study materials we are offering for this exam will exclude questions from reference #3 books which are not a national standard and are not used by any other jurisdiction.

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.

Available Study Materials
Ohio Electrical Contractor
Practice Exam Package

Sample questions are based on the two (2) references listed in the “Allowed” list (excluding #3).  The approximate number of sample questions in this package is 1,875.

If you scheduled an exam before Jan. 1, 2020 and are using the older 2014 NEC, our questions will not be compatible.

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