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Question and Answer Exam Memorization

We have gotten many calls lately asking us if we provide a question answer memorization style of teaching.  The short answer is no.  We do not believe in handing out the fish, we believe in teaching our students how to fish.  That and this isn’t high school, we aren’t studying for a history exam. Unfortunately, there are organizations […]

2014 Code Changes and How it Affect the Texas Exam

With the 2011 Texas exam coming to end, we prepare to understand and review the 2014 NEC® and code changes.  If you didn’t take the 2011 exam don’t worry, the exam is not vastly different….yet.  It typically evolves over time in about (just an estimate here) 6 months.  The exam from 2011 and the exam […]

Styles of Learning- What is YOUR Style?

Everybody is wired differently (no pun intended) therefore the way we intake information and process it is also different.  Some people learn best by trial and error, in a class setting, one on one or solo with books and software.  We all learned the hard way in our industry trial by error isn’t always the […]

Top 8 Test Taking Tips for the PSI Exam Prep

Exam Prep Tips Regardless of what you’ve been studying and how you’ve been studying, here are some basic exam prep tips to keep in mind when getting ready for the big one. 1. Give yourself enough time to study Don’t leave it until the last minute to cram.  Make sure to download and use the […]

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 […]

3 NEC Charts-Compilation for Electricians

  Today we are sharing with you 3 NEC Charts that James Boone from www.PowerSoftEng.com has graciously shared.     He has been researching over the years and has put together cheat sheets for us all to use.   “All of the things recorded in these charts are accumulated knowledge and research in many areas […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #146 – Dealing With Electrical Questions

  Helpful Tip #146 When you’re dealing with an electrical question, the easiest way to find the answer is to: 1. Find the subject of the question. 2. In the NEC book Index, find the word or words that best describe the subject of the question. 3. Finally, list the reference(s) following that word in […]

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 […]