How to Schedule and Pay for the Electrical Exam in Texas

There are three steps electricians need to take to get their journeyman electrical license or their master electrical license.  First you have to turn in your application to your state’s licensing board.  For example, in Texas, you must go through Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).  Once your application is reviewed and approved by […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #144 – Understand the NEC

  Helpful Tip #144 Understanding the NEC is your challenge in preparing for the master electrical exam or the journeyman electrical exam.  During the open book electrical exam you will need to know how to quickly spot the articles and tables in the NEC that you will need to answer the questions correctly.  Study the […]

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. […]

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 Holt’s […]

12 More Articles to Highlight!

We are in the gift giving mood, here are some MORE articles to highlight on your NEC book. Remember to highlight based on the title of the article.   If you missed our previous post with 18 Articles to highlight now, here is the link. Tell your friends we are cool and you love us…share […]

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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, […]

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.         […]

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 […]