Texas Testing Centers-Addresses

The Texas Electrical Exam is conducted at the following test centers: City/State Address Driving Directions Abilene, Texas 1290 S Willis STE 109, The test site is on the corner of South 14th Street and Willis. The site is behind the First Financial Bank. Amarillo, Texas 4312 Teckla, Suite 500 From I-27 S, take exit 120B […]

Article 690.47: Grounding Electrode System

  This Article is extracted from Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Understanding NEC® Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems.   Understanding NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Based on the 2011 NEC   Click here to buy a copy or read more about it.         *Please note in the follwing extraction that blue underlined text indicates a […]

Exam Prep Question for the Electrical Exam

This question is from Mike Holt’s  2014 Electrical Exam Preparation, By Mike Holt for EC&M Magazine   Try your best to answer these questions without looking at the answers.   Q. What are the rules in sizing a supply side bonding jumper sized for parallel raceways? A. If the ungrounded supply conductors are paralleled in two […]

10 Exam Questions to Get You Started

When preparing for the master electrical exam or the journey electrical exam, it helps to see the questions as they are formatted in the real exam.  Now, obviously we aren’t able to show you the exact question that is on the actual test, but you do get the formatting and the content as it is […]

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Electrician Candidate Information Bulletin

Good Morning, Today we received a call from someone asking us the phone number to the PSI so they can change their appointment.  While we don’t do the actual exams here, we are more than happy to help 🙂  We put together a cheat blog with the link to the ECIB, Table of Contents, FAQ’s, […]

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 […]

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 3 Tips for Highlighting your NEC Book for the […]

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 […]