This new interactive computer program allows each license candidate to prepare and study for his state examination while in the comfort of his own home. Our practice exams actually simulate the experience of taking the computerized state examination. The combination of specific computer based training with our software, familiarity with the code book, and your years of field experience assure your success. It is quick and easy to Prep At Home today!
Here is a small sample of our exam prep questions:
- According to the National Electrical code, what is the MINIMUM size of the equipment grounding conductor that can be ran given: dual element fuses, branch circuit conductors for a 2 hp motor source voltage of 115 volts?
Answer: 10 AWG. Reference: NEC 2011 430.6(A), 430.22, 430.32, and Tables: 430.52, 430.248, 430.122 = 10 AWG.
- Flexible cord immersed in or exposed to water shall be of a type for extra-hard usage, as designated in Table 400.4, and shall be a listed type with a ____ suffix?
Answer: Type SEW. Reference: NEC 2011 680.56(B).
- All 15 and 20 ampere, single-phase, 125-volt receptacles that are located within ___ feet of the inside walls of a pool shall be protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter?
Answer: 20 feet. Reference: NEC 2011 680.22.
- The work space shall be clear and extend from the grade, floor, or platform to a height of ___?
Answer: 6 1/2 feet. Reference: NEC 2011 110.26.
- How many 15 amp branch circuits would be required for the general lighting load of a 2,150 square-foot dwelling living space?
Answer: Four circuits. Reference: NEC 2011 Table 220.12 gives us 3 VA/sq-ft. So, 2,150 x 3 = 6,300 VA / 120 / 15 = 3.5 circuits, then size up to FOUR circuits.
PSI Candidate Information Bulletin, Examination Content Outline:
Timed computerized exams can be difficult without preparation. Therefore, practicing sample tests, questions, answers, and code references repeatedly is critical for you to become an effective test taker. Our program has a Study and Review mode that allows you become familiar with the material prior to taking your sample tests. The Test mode allows you to gauge your understanding of the variety of topics that will be required to pass the state exam. Our questions are scrambled each time you test to simulate your actual state test experience. Your goal with our program is to get your test scores at home above 95% within the time limit of your exam.
The following reference materials are allowed in the examination center:
- NFPA 70 National Electrical Code, 2011. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), (800) 344-3555. www.nfpa.org
- Candidates are responsible for bringing their own references to the examination center. Reference materials may be highlighted, underlined and/or indexed prior to the examination session. (Permanent tabs and highlighting is permitted. No notes !!!)
- Although it is not recommended, the 2008 NEC Code Book will be allowed in the Examination room in lieu of the 2011. The examination questions are based on the 2011 code.
The trend has been over the last 5-10 years for the state examinations to be developed out of the code books that the State and the inspectors have adopted, rather than base questions on practical or hands-on experience. This is the main reason that our software program is so vital to your exam preparation. The majority of our customers are experts when it comes to installation and service for their specific trade, but are not proficient with timed computer examinations that are based on text and code book topics. The time you spend with these sample questions and tests, familiarization with your code book, on your home computer will give you a good understanding of what to expect when you take the actual state exam. It’s great practice!
Application for State Licensing must be submitted to TLDR at:
Texas Department of License and Regulation
P.O. Box 12157, Austin, TX 78711
Phone: (512) 463-6599 or (800) 803-9202
Web Site: www.license.state.tx.us
- License candidates must be pre-approved by Texas Dept of Licensing and Regulation prior to testing with PSI.
- Applications submitted to TDLR are usually processed in 2-3 weeks, at which time TDLR will mail each license candidate a letter or postcard to indicate approval to take the examination with the testing agency PSI.
Examinations are administered by PSI:
PSI Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (800) 733-9267
Web Site: www.psiexams.com
- Be sure to carefully review your Candidate Information bulletin prior to your examination. This document contains important information regarding testing locations, fees, dates, examination content and reference materials used to make the examination.
License Requirements Summary:
- 100 question exam, 5 hour time limit, minimum test score 75%
- State Application Fee = $50
- PSI Test Fee = $78
- Experience requirement: 6 years (2 years with a journeyman license).
Why wait? Our program is very simple to install and run on your personal computer, empowering you to Prep At Home immediately. Start your studies today!