How to Use your Tabbed and Highlighted NEC Book

How to use your tab/highlighted book The NEC book will not magically help you pass the exam. The books is highlighted to help you spot the articles that will help you answer questions you will encounter in the electrical exam. The tabs are designed to help you find the articles that are related to the […]

3 Tips for Highlighting your NEC Book for the Electrical Exam

Electricians preparing for the electrical exam have a lot on their minds.  To simplify a portion of your exam taking anxieties we have listed 3 tips for highlighting your electrical code book.  We have written longer blogs on highlighting your electrical code book for the electrical exam, but here are the top 3 tips.   […]

Chapters, Articles and Parts- NEC Layout

The NEC book is over 900 pages long and here is a quick guide to the layout of the book.  Don’t get confused by the layout of the NEC; it’s composed of Chapters, Articles, Sections, Sub Sections, etc.  In reality if you follow the basic layout you are golden.  Here is a quick breakdown of […]

National Electrical Code – NEC Book

If you are preparing for the electrical exam, make sure to review the state’s candidate information bulletin so that you can purchase exactly what is approved.  Most states only approve the softbound/paperback version of the NEC book.  In the state of Texas, for example, the only book you may use is the latest version of […]

NEC Book Markup to help you pass the electrical exam

There are certain pages that will be absolutely the most common pages you turn to over and over again.  You can tag and highlight your code book all you want and eventually you’ll have a ton going on in your book.      If your book is more decorated than Evil Knievel, go ahead and […]

How using exam prep questions helps learn the NEC book

With hundreds of practice exam prep books out there, who will you know which ones will have the questions that will appear in the actual exam you will be taking in a few months?  What if you buy one and none of the questions are in the electrical exam? What if it’s not specific for […]

Retake your PSI electrical exam- It’s easy!

Electricians who fail the Texas electrical exam are able to retake the test as many times as they need until they pass.  This may not be the most economical way to get your license, but it can be done.  PSI exams will allow you to sign up for your re-test as soon as you need to. Here […]

Make your own electrical code book tabs- Free Template

Did you know you can make your own tabs for the electrical code book?  Well, you can.  If you are taking your electrical exam you are allowed to bring your electrical code book with permanent tabs in most states.  The electrical exam in Texas for example is given by PSI Exams who allows you to […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #142 – Index of the NEC

Highlight your index at the back of the NEC book and add page numbers as you study for the electrical exam.   There are no page numbers on the index now, save time during the electrical test and prepare ahead of time.  Download the PSI Information bulletin, this tells you exactly what will be in the […]

Easy Way to Put Together Your Study Plan

Your Study Plan Putting it all together.  Set goals and objectives then rank them in order from weakest areas to strongest areas then make a time plan based on them.  Spend more time on your weak subject areas.  Make yourself a ‘base sheet’ for your daily study plan with time allocated to each subject or […]