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 […]

How to Use your T/H 2014 NEC Book

How to use your tab/highlighted book The 2014 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 […]

Equipotential Bonding Article 680 NEC

Equipotential Bonding in and Around Swimming Pools, Article 680 NEC®http://necconnect.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/05/70RR-01-PDF.pdf A person who is immersed in a pool or who is dripping wet has a large amount of exposed skin, and if lying or walking on a concrete deck or other conductive perimeter surface, is extremely vulnerable to any differences in electrical potential that might […]

Must-Have Formulas for Your Exam

Write these formulas in your code book, you’ll be glad you did. The following images are from Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide To Electrical Exam Preparation 2011 Edition, and you can learn more about these formulas here.  You will also find questions to help you understand how to use these formulas.  If you are preparing for […]

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 […]

7 Motor Articles to read & Understand

7 Motors Articles to Read & Understand

  In the electrical exam there are several subject areas you will be tested on.  One of the subject areas is Motors.  We all know that article 430 is THE Motors article.  Here are 7 Motors articles to read & understand to help you get started: T430.22 (E) Duty cycle Service (page 329) 430.22 (E) […]

Articles with the most test questions

Here are the top 6 articles that typically has the most test questions in the journeyman electrical exam and the master electrical exam. (In descending order) Article #1 210 (page 51) Article #2 320 (page 193)-398 (page 259) Article #3 517 (page 462) -590 (page 540) Article #4 110 (page 36) Article #5 250 (page 106) […]

The Current Geek: A Product Review

The moment I received the package from the distributor in the mail, I was very excited. I have this colored, spiral bound book with the content necessary for the exam prep. This book is handy on the field as well but I am using it specifically as an exam prep sidekick. Here are the top […]

How to Study for the Electrical Exam:

Step by Step Thinking-Out-Loud Process of an Expert Test Taker.If you are anything like me, you keep Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Pandora or some sort of background noise on 24/7.  Step 1 is very simple and very effective.  TURN OFF ALL DEVICES INCLUDING YOUR PHONE. Step 2.  Open the exam prep book, choose a practice exam. […]

Table 31015(b)(16)- How to Use this to calculate Ampacity

1 Million thanks to NEC Connect for making and sharing this video.  This video includes a free download of Table 310.15(b)(16) Chris Coache and Butch Stearns have an in-depth discussion on ampacity and why temperature is critical to understanding wiring methods and materials.   Recent Posts Register for your Electrical Exam Electrical Exam Prep Tip […]