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 […]

3 Tips for Highlighting your NEC Book for the Electrical Exam

Electricians preparing for the electrical exam have a lot on their minds.  To simplify a portion of your exam taking anxieties we have listed 3 tips for highlighting your electrical code book.  We have written longer blogs on highlighting your electrical code book for the electrical exam, but here are the top 3 tips.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #145 – Parts of the Articles

  Helpful Tip #145 Personalize your NEC book It is helpful to circle in red or highlight in pink each Part heading (marked with Roman numerals: I, II, III, etc.) of every Article, and write that numeral at the top of the page. That way, when you look for a particular Part of that Article […]

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 […]

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 […]

Electrical Phone Apps

How to add a webpage on your iPhone or iPad’s home page like an App for easy access. Many guys have asked us how they can reference the free tables and indexes we have on our blog and website.  Here is a simple step-by-step picture tutorial on how to accomplish this. You can do this […]