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 #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 […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #147 – General Electrical Standards

Helpful Tip #147 These four chapters from the National Electrical Code Book ®  NFPA include general electrical standards that apply to ALL installations. Chapter 1: General Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection  Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use This will be helpful to know when you are taking your master […]

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 […]

NFPA Glossary of Terms

Hello there.  We have received an email from NFPA just minutes ago with their pdf version of the NFPA Glosary of Terms 2014 Edition. As per the email: “The GOT is a list of the defined terms in all of NFPA’s published codes, standards, guides and recommended practices. The terms are listed alphabetically and assembled […]

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 […]