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Old 12-29-2009, 11:58 PM   #1
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I recently bought a Electrician's Licensing Exam book and have been reading it like crazy. My goal is to become licensed. However I've found that the article numbers are hard to memorize. Ok that being said, is there a internet site that has a pdf of the nec handbook or am I going have to buy it?
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:55 AM   #2
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I recently bought a Electrician's Licensing Exam book and have been reading it like crazy. My goal is to become licensed. However I've found that the article numbers are hard to memorize. Ok that being said, is there a internet site that has a pdf of the nec handbook or am I going have to buy it?
Buy it.

The thing about the NEC is not the ability to memorize something, but knowing how to find what you're looking for in a timely manner. Most state licensing exams are based on that. Take some classes in an actual class room and before you know it you'll be a licensed pro.
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My best answer is .,,

Buy it.

I have few NEC code books with me plus what more I have master license from France and we have French codes as well so I have both NEC and FCE { France code electrique }

It worth the money to keep it and you will be looking it up pretty often and many electricians will NOT go out anywhere without NEC code book plus state codes as well.

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Buy it.

The thing about the NEC is not the ability to memorize something, but knowing how to find what you're looking for in a timely manner. Most state licensing exams are based on that. Take some classes in an actual class room and before you know it you'll be a licensed pro.
Does your state allow licensing without sponsorship and job training. What I mean is you generally just cannot study a book and go take the test.
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Buy it.

The thing about the NEC is not the ability to memorize something, but knowing how to find what you're looking for in a timely manner. Most state licensing exams are based on that. Take some classes in an actual class room and before you know it you'll be a licensed pro.
On the electrical exam can I take the code book in and use it on the test? Oh one more is the test timed?
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On the electrical exam can I take the code book in and use it on the test? Oh one more is the test timed?
In my state, the answer to both is yes.
You can not just walk in and take the test. You need 4/5 years of experence.
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My test was a 4 hour open book test. The codebook was the only book allowed.
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On the electrical exam can I take the code book in and use it on the test? Oh one more is the test timed?
I've been reading & referencing the NEC for over 5 years & wouldn't attempt a test without many years of hands on experience with a Pro

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Here in Massachusetts its is required to have 600 hours of classroom instruction and 8000 hours of supervised field experience.
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On the electrical exam can I take the code book in and use it on the test? Oh one more is the test timed?
Most places require you to have a copy of the NEC, NOT the Handbook, with you when taking the test.

Thing is, it is entirely location dependent. You need to either tell us where you are located or find someone who is in your area that knows the deal. Your local building dept will know where a license is required and what the test taking requirements are.

In NY it is typically 5 year verifiable employment by a legitimate electrician or electrical contractor.
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Search "Tom Henry" for study materials and testing assistance. Contact your state licensing board, codes dept or building permit dept for questions regarding qualifications, requirements and testing.
Like the others have said, proven (W2's) experience in the electrical trade is required in most jurisdictions.
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I live in missouri, if that helps. Thanks
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