Electrical Exam Prep Tip #152 – None of the Above

  Helpful Tip #152 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 […]

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 […]

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 Exam Prep Tip #142 – Index of the NEC

Helpful Tip #142 Highlight your index at the back of the NEC book and add page numbers as you study for the electrical exam.   There are no page numbers on the index now, save time during the electrical test and prepare ahead of time.   Download the PSI Information bulletin, this tells you exactly what […]

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 […]

2014 Code Changes and How it Affect the Texas Exam

With the 2011 Texas exam coming to end, we prepare to understand and review the 2014 NEC® and code changes.  If you didn’t take the 2011 exam don’t worry, the exam is not vastly different….yet.  It typically evolves over time in about (just an estimate here) 6 months.  The exam from 2011 and the exam […]