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(CE) Electrical Contractor

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Board for Licensing Contractors

500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville,, TN  37243
Phone: (615) 253-2144
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PSI Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 868-1882
Exam Type
Exam Content
Subject Areas% of
General Knowledge & Electrical Installation Requirements14
Building Code Requirements5
Services, Feeders & Branch Circuits10
Overcurrent Protection4
Grounding & Bonding10
Conductors & Cables8
Raceways & Boxes8
Hazardous Locations, Special Occupancies & Special Equipment12
Low Voltage, Alarms, Signaling Systems & Communications7
Lighting, Signs & General Use Equipment6
OSHA & NFPA 70E Safety6
Motors, Transformers & Generators10
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Books Allowed in the Exam
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), [or] National Electrical Code Handbook, 2017, NFPA
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NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2012, NFPA
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NFPA 70E: Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2012, NFPA
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International Building Code, 2012, ICC
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Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI, 2013
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Ugly's Electrical References, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, Charles Miller
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NOTICE:  The NEC Handbook is listed as a separate book.  We do not see the point in buying both code books (see note below).  The same may be true with NFPA 70E.

QUESTION:  "What is the difference between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the Handbook version?".  As far as the actual NEC code quoted in the text... it's the same.

The NEC Handbook has additional diagrams, graphics and explanations inserted into the text (adding more pages and raising the price).  It was designed for engineers and inspectors.  The typical exam candidate should not use it as a preferred reference.

Additional Recommended Books

The books listed below are NOT allowed at the exam location

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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