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West Virginia

Electrical Contractor

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West Virginia Division of Labor
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 3, Room 200
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-7890
Exam Provider
ProV, Inc. of West Virginia
200 Association Drive, Suite 190
Charleston, WV  25311
Phone: (304) 414-0190, Ext. 3
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Subject Areas# of
Questions
Electrical Theory / Trade Knowledge6
3 Phase Theory1
Definitions4
Wiring and Protections10
Range Calculations3
3 Phase Calculation2
Wiring Methods12
Equipment for General Use6
Special Occupancies10
Special Equipment5
Special Conditions3
Communications Systems2
Tables and Examples3
Conduit Fill2
Service Loads4
Voltage Drop2
Total number of test questions:
75
Time allowed (hours):
3.0

The state of West Virginia also requires that you take and pass a written Business Management exam for this trade.

Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017, NFPA
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2.
American Electricians‘ Handbook, 16th Edition, 2009, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers
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Additional Recommended 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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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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