This book covers each state and their
requirements for the applicant to take their license exam. Most
states differ in their requirements as you will note. The three keys in
preparing and passing an electrical exam are:1. reading2. general math3. retention (retaining what you have read)
had a lady student years ago who worked for an electrical contractor
handling payroll and clerical work. She had never connected a wire in
her life, but had the three key assests, she loved to read, used math
daily in her work, and was very good at retaining what she was properly
taught in class. She passed the master exam on the first attempt with a
applicant's first step is to obtain the Bulletin of Information by
contacting the contact listed for each state in this book.
Each BOI contains:
The total number of questions on the exam, the maximum time allowed to
take the exam and the percentage needed to pass the exam.
• The scope of the exam.
• A content outline that lists all areas covered in the exam and the approximate number of questions drawn from each area.
A list of references that were used to develop the exam in accordance
with the requirements of local jurisdictions, including those
references that may be used during the exam.
As you look at the scope of the exam
and the categories in which you are to be questioned, you need to determine your strengths and weakness categories. With test taking, it's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so!
check the BOI for your area as several states have different rules and
updates on what NEC is being used for the current exam.
"Qualified people must not be excluded from passing, and unqualified people should not pass"
Item #989 The United States Electrical Regulations $26.00
Math Review Workbook
Unfortunately, math is often the most
disliked and least understood subject taught in school. This
results from a failure, either on the part of the teacher or student,
to appreciate the practical usefulness of math. Problems are
merely as "numbers," and the student never really knows how
this information was obtained and can be used in later life. As a
result, the student sees no good reason why they should
understand even the most basic operations. What does this
have to do
with taking an exam? The answer is this, without
math operations, you cannot
hope to pass an exam or be successful in the construction
This book will take you through the many
categories of math questions of which an electrician is
have knowledge for the electrical exam. I will repeat categories in
exams through out the book.
You cannot excel in a subject if you
don't understand it. The key is learning and understanding a
Memory comes from overlearning. You don't forget how to walk or ride a
bicycle. Too many try to cram for a test or to memorize
previous exams. This results in failure.
For some electricians, it has been
twenty years or more since they have used math formulas. For
last time was an apprenticeship class. Now, for the exam, we are
required to be an expert in applying all of the formulas.
#999 Fundamentals DVD
#982 Math Review Workbook
and Math Review Workbook Combo