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 […]
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 more challenging. Hence, […]
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.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 during your electrical […]
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 the index on […]
These four chapters from the National Electrical Code Book ® NFPA include general electrical standards that apply to ALL installations. Chapter 1: GeneralChapter 2: Wiring and Protection Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and MaterialsChapter 4: Equipment for General UseThis will be helpful to know when you are taking your master electrical exam or the journeyman electrical exam. […]