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(01) General Electrician

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Washington State
Department of Labor & Industries

7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA  98501
Phone:  (360) 902-5799
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PSI Services LLC
3210 East Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 834-8751
Exam Type
Exam Content
Exam Content
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# of
100-110General Requirements3
Wiring and Protection3
240Overcurrent Protection6
250Grounding and Bonding6
300‑398Wiring Methods10
Electrical Equipment3
430-450Motors, HVAC, Generators and Transformers3
490Equipment Over 1,000 volts, Nominal1
500-516Hazardous Locations2
517-590Special Occupancies4
600-695Special Equipment3
700-702Emergency and Standby Systems2
705-780Special Conditions1
800-830Communication Systems1
Washington Laws and Rules (RCW and WAC)17
General Trade Knowledge and Theory7
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (hours):

NOTE:  The study material we are offering for this exam will NOT include sample questions for “Major Load Calculations” and/or “General Trade Knowledge” specifically because they can not be created from code books or statutes.  This subject matter CAN be extracted from Ugly's Reference shown below and Chapter 9 of the NEC.

Books Allowed in the Exam
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017, NFPA
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Washington Electricians and Electrical Installations, Title 19, Chapter 19.28 RCW
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Washington Electrical Safety Standards, Administration, and Installation, WAC Chapter 296‑46B
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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 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, 2017, George Hart (also obtained at most Lowe‘s Home Centers)
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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.  The "Basic Knowledge" covered in the exam is assumed and sometimes not listed as a subject. This book also covers subjects listed as "Calculations and Theory".

Available Study Materials
Washington (01) General
Practice Exam Package

Questions are sourced from the NEC and Washington statutes shown above.

An answer key with detailed code sub-section references is included.

The approx. number of practice questions in this package:  1,950

Additional bonus questions (260) are included from Ugly‘s Electrical Reference and the American Electricians‘ Handbook, 16th Ed.

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