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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

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ProV, Inc. of West Virginia
200 Association Drive, Suite 190
Charleston, WV  25311
Phone: (304) 414-0190, Ext. 3
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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Electrical Theory / Trade Knowledge6
3 Phase Theory1
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
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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

American Electricians‘ Handbook, 16th Edition, 2009, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers
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National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2017, NFPA
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