Electrical Exam Prep Tip #152 – None of the Above

  Helpful Tip #152 Don’t be fooled into picking “None of the above” answers just because you are not certain of the correct answer.   “None of the above” answer choice is usually a distractor used by test writers as an effective option for factual information in our case math questions to make this question […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #150- Code Exceptions

  Helpful Tip #150 Unless an exam question in the master electrical exam or the journeyman electrical exam specifically states that it includes a code exception, do not base your answer on any exceptions. The most correct answer is one which does not take exceptions into account, unless you are instructed to do so.    […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #149- Maximum Allowable Requirements

  Helpful Tip #149 When reading electrical exam questions which are describing maximum allowable requirements, look for key words or phrases that include: no greater than, most, greatest, highest, and shall not exceed.  The master electrical exam and the journeyman electrical exam will have several questions in this similar format.  Pay close attention.   Recent […]

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. […]

How do I get my Electrical License in Illinois?

  In Illinois, there is no State Electrical License leaving the licensing to each individual city and town.  These cities and towns depend on municipal electrical licenses to help maintain a certain degree of electrical competence.  There are municipalities that issue electrical contractor licenses based on Illinois state guidelines.  Please visit each city or town’s […]

It's important to hang on to these "fail" score reports that PSI gives you after your exam because we can tell you exactly what to focus on based on that score report.

Score Reports- A Map from Fail to Pass

Duplicate Score ReportTexas Electricians: Did you fail your exam and ripped to shreds your Score Report? Don’t worry, if you need our help with your weak areas, you can request a duplicate score report. With this report we can pin-point the problem areas and help you pass the next time around. 🙂 – You’re welcome.   […]

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 […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #112: Transformer Questions

Helpful Tip # 112 : Transformer Questions Transformer questions are actually quite simple, however the state exam writers intentionally include a lot of distracting information. The unprepared test taker will read too much into a transformer question and then draw a complete blank. However, if it asks to size the maximum or minimum short circuit, […]