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South Dakota
(531) Journeyman Electrician

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South Dakota Electrical Commission
308 S. Pierre Street
Pierre, SD  57501
Phone:  (605) 773-3573
South Dakota Electrical Commission

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International Code Council
900 Montclair Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35213
(888) 422-7233, ext. 5524
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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
General Knowledge6
Services and Service Equipment11
Feeders4
Branch Circuits and Conductors19
Wiring Methods and Materials26
Equipment and Devices13
Control Devices4
Motors and Generators6
Special Occupancies, Equipment and Conditions11
Total number of test questions:
80
Time allowed (hours):
4.0

Books Allowed in the Exam

1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017, NFPA
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2.
Ugly‘s Electrical References, (any edition), George Hart
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Additional Allowed Books

1.
Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2017, IAEI
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2.
Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2017, Tom Henry
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3.
National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA
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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.

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.

Available Study Materials
South Dakota Electrical
Practice Exam Package
$229.95

Sample questions are sourced from the NEC and Ugly's Electrical Reference shown above.

This sample question package contains 2,455 items.

The files you will receive containing questions also have organized lists of bookmarks that help the user easily and randomly navigate code subsections by article number.

Each answer key contains an index of question numbers and their relationship to exam subject categories.

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