Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Taking the Electrical Exam

Raise your hand if you became an apprentice electrician or journeyman electrician to take tests and spend weeks studying for the electrical exam.  I didn’t think so.  Most guys that I deal with haven’t had to worry about test taking since high school or college.  So this blog explores 10 mistakes to avoid when taking […]

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 […]

Electrical Study Guides – Which one is best for you?

Electricians looking to upgrade their electrical license have to prove their electrical knowledge by passing their electrical exam.  Finding the right book or program to help them pass the electrical test can be a daunting task for many.  Last week I took a call from a journeyman electrician in Texas who just had his electrician […]

5 NEC Questions Based on the 2014 NEC by Mike Holt

Hello all! In case you missed it, here are 5 NEC questions and answers by Mike Holt.   Want more?     For more NEC® practice ORDER Mike Holt’s 2014 NEC® Electrical Exam Preparation & Master (or Journeyman) Contractor Simulated Exam book bundle. Want to really understand the 2014 NEC®? Get up to speed with Mike […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #110 – Condurctor Mistakes

Helpful Tip # 110 BE CAREFUL HOW THEY WORD THE NUMBER OF CONDUCTORS. They note that “A 250 kcmil …. Conductor … WITH (3) other similar conductors…” therefore we are actually dealing with a total of 4 conductors. This is a common wording used by the state exam writers and it causes many test takers […]

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 […]

The Time Trap: Time Management

Half the battle is answering correctly and the other half is completing the electrical test within the allotted time. The electrical exam is an important step to becoming licensed. Even with ample preparation, you may feel stressed and anxious. A bit of stress might be helpful; it keeps you alert. However, if you feel too […]