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 […]

The Electricians’ Reference Site

Texas Electrical Excel has gathered the necessary information that will help you move forward with your career advancement.  We have put together the state’s licensing applications and your exam administrators’ applications and bulletin information all in the same site so you can quickly make your move.  Aside from providing you all the free electrical exam […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #103 – Table of Contents

Helpful Tip # 103 We strongly encourage you to learn to utilize the Table of Contents in the FRONT OF THE CODE BOOK. On the Journeyman’s exam for example, 19 questions, a full 25% of your exam will come from Chapter Three items. The table of contents is a MUCH FASTER tool to find these […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #101

Article 690 Terminology

Solar Photovoltaic Systems Part 1 – Article 690 based on the 2014 NEC by Mike Holt   By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant   Though it covers solar power systems, Article 690 is not light reading. Article 690, consisting of eight Parts, applies to Photovoltaic (PV) electrical energy systems, array circuit(s), inverter(s), and charge controller(s) for […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #101

Watch For INSTALLATION Clues and Similar Type Circuits

Here is an excerpt for the Crash Course Book, you can get one from the Texas Live Seminars:”THE SINGLE LARGEST MISTAKE WE SEE TIME AGAIN, is the feeling that because this is an open book exam, AND because you have a Key Word Index in the back, ANYONE can look up the answers. That’s simply […]

What’s in the Exam?

This is probably the top question on your mind.  You probably want to know exactly just what is on the exam.  Even if you have taken the exam before you may not have a good idea of what subject areas are in the exam due to traps and question misdirection.Each state examiner like the PSI, […]

Formulas for the exam

Must Have Formulas for Your Electrical Exam

Write these formulas for your electrical exam in your code book, you’ll be glad you did. Most testing centers allow short notes – only write important ones!  Before we go any further, click here to receive our Electrical Formulas Cheat Sheet. Includes motor calculation steps, box fill, ranges, transformers, conduit fill, PIE, EIR, and more! […]

Change and Duplicate License Request- Texas

This morning an electrician in Texas called asking for help finding the form that will help him change his information with TDLR.  In case you are needing to make changes, like a change of address, change of name or if you want to request a duplicate or reprint of your license, this is the form […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #101

Texas Electrical License Registration Forms

Happy Friday! Most of us are ready and eager to start the weekend yesterday.  It’s been pretty chilly around the Austin area and I tell you I haven’t been happier to see a Friday in a long while.  We are on our way to the Houston seminar and it sure beats hanging out in the […]