Get your Washington Journeyman, Master, or Electrical Administrator License.

Get Licensed! Our Washington electrician exam prep course teaches how to quickly locate specific code within the National Electrical Code (NEC). Learn how to navigate the code and quickly break down questions by keyword to find exam answers in the 2020 NEC.

 

Course Outline

Get Licensed! Washington law requires all electricians to be certified if performing work as a Washington Master / Journeyman Electrician or Washington Electrical Administrator. If you do not possess a current Washington Master/Journeyman Electrician license or Washington Electrical Administrator license, you are working illegally.

Complete the appropriate online application and submit it to the Washington Department of Labor and Industries ASAP.


Get your Washington Journeyman, Master, or Washington Electrical Administrator License.

Our  Electrical License study course will thoroughly prepare you to pass your Washington electrical exam the first time you test.

PASS YOUR WASHINGTON JOURNEYMAN, MASTER, or WASHINGTON ELECTRICAL ADMINISTRATOR EXAM THE FIRST TIME YOU TEST!

How? Because TLC Works! Our programs are among the most successful, comprehensive, and affordable training and exam preparation programs available anywhere.

While using our program, the key to your success is a 22-lesson breakdown of our curriculum, designed to maximize your learning & retention potential. When you follow our curriculum, you WILL PASS your exam!

We provide a comprehensive strategy to pass the Washington electrician exam by teaching you how to “navigate” the 2020 NEC. You will quickly become an expert at finding the answers to exam questions rapidly and accurately.

Why choose TLC? to help pass the Electrician exam? Because your time is too valuable to choose anyone else!


Five Reasons TLC can help you PASS YOUR WASHINGTON ELECTRICAL LICENSE EXAM.

  1. TLC has fifteen years of experience educating electricians on navigating the code and passing state-required electrician tests. We are experts at helping electricians pass the electrical exam!
  2. A+ Rated with the BBB. Our Programs Work, we have never received a complaint. Check us out! 
  3. Our eTextbooks and online study center contain over 1300 multiple choice questions taken directly from the 2020 NEC (the basis of the Washington electrician test), as well as dozens of timed simulated full-length practice exams.
  4. We guarantee that YOU WILL PASS YOUR EXAM! If you don’t pass your Washington Electrician exam after two attempts, We offer a full refund.
  5. We have a 98% Pass Rate! Our students pass the exam. In fact, out of the 3000+ electricians that have used our study courses, less than 50 failed to pass on the first try.

OUR STUDENTS PASS, we guarantee it! Our students enjoy a 98% pass rate!

Consultants are available at 866-685-8564 – Mon-Fri 7 am to 10 pm pts to answer any of your questions.

Course Breakdown – The Washington Journeyman, Master & Electrical Administrator Exam

Study and test at home! Don’t waste time commuting to a classroom when you can study conveniently in your home or office. Our program is a proven, reliable, and affordable way to pass the Washington Electrician exam.

Each student has access to online study guides and online study questions, and timed full-length simulated exams.


Basic Electrical Theory – eBook

Includes
  • AC Current
  • Simple AC Current Calculations
  • AC Phase
  • Phase Rotation
  • Single-Phase Power Systems
  • Three-Phase Power Systems
  • Three-Phase Y and Delta Configurations
  • Measurements AC Magnitude
  • Power in Resistive and Reactive AC Circuits
  • Calculating Power Factor
  • Practical Power Factor Correction
  • Kirchhoff’s law.

Supplemental Study – eBook

Includes
  • Ohms Law
  • Schematic Reading
    • Wire Color Codes
    • Electronic Symbols
    • Electrical Diagrams
  • Digital Multimeters

Navigating the 2020 NEC – eBook

Includes
  • How to quickly reference the NEC
  • Code reference speed drills
  • Table of Contents
    • Layout and structure of the codebook
  • How to use the Index
  • TLC System for answering test questions
    • Keyword Identification – How to identify the subject of a question
    • Example questions are broken down for your review.
    • Practice questions with answers fully mapped out.

ONLINE STUDY CENTER  –  Study Questions and Practice Exams

STUDY MODE  |  FLASH CARD MODE  |  CHAPTER TESTS  |  SIMULATED FINAL EXAMS

Access Study Questions & Simulated Exams from any device with internet access! Online features include 1300+ practice questions, virtual flashcards, chapter exams, & unlimited mock final exams.

These questions exist to provide a framework for you to practice locating the answers to questions through the use of your NEC Codebook. This process of constantly utilizing the code to answer practice questions will build up the speed and code knowledge to pass your electrical exam successfully.

Four Modes of study!

  • STUDY MODE This mode covers all Washington electrical exam questions and answers within our course.  (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location.)

Included in this mode of study are;

    • General Trade Knowledge Questions (General electrical questions not in the code)
    • Blueprint Reading Questions
    • Calculation Questions (Load Calculations, Conduit Fill, etc.)
    • 2020 NEC Code Questions
  • FLASHCARD MODE: Online Virtual Flashcards provide individual randomized questions. This mode presents access to our entire question set and is an ideal setting to practice answering randomized exam questions. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location.
  • CHAPTER TESTS: Verify your understanding of each section of our structured study questions. (Practice tests provide real-time feedback on each section of our study materials and enable you to concentrate on those sections most needing improvement.
  • SIMULATED FINAL EXAM: Final exams simulate the experience of taking your actual electrician exam.

Simulated Finals Are:

    • Full length (Same number of questions as the Master Electrician exam)
    • Timed (Same amount of time allowed as the Master Electrician exam)
    • Randomized (Questions are assigned randomly; all exams are unique.)
    • Properly Balanced (All questions are balanced according to the Candidate Information Bulletin to guarantee a realistic exam simulation)

Take as Many Timed Final Exams as you Want! (Practice exams help you rapidly gain confidence and knowledge to pass your Electrical Exam effortlessly.)


ONE YEAR ONLINE ACCESS: 1-year full access membership to our Online Study Center. Conveniently study in your home or office without wasting valuable time commuting to distant classes.

Our program is a reliable and affordable way to prepare for your Washington Electrician Exam while at home and online.


THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF THE 2020 (NEC) NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE. IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY OF THE CODEBOOK, YOU SHOULD ACQUIRE ONE IMMEDIATELY

Frequently Asked Questions

Common exam questions answered here! Please check with your State Board for current information. Licensing requirements change, and our site may not have been updated to reflect those changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check with your State or Local Board for current information. Licensing requirements change, and our site may not have been updated to reflect those changes.


QUESTION: Who is required to have a Washington Electrician license?

ANSWER: The Washington Department of Labor and Industries must license any individual engaged in the electrical contracting business or perform work as a Master/Journeyman Electrician or Electrical Administrator.

Individual jurisdictions may have other licensing requirements.


QUESTION: What are the qualifications required for taking the exam?

Electrical Journeyman License (EL01)

  • At least 8,000 hours working as an electrical trainee under the supervision of a certified journey-level electrician. At least 4,000 hours must be spent working in commercial or industrial installations.
  • 96 hours of basic classroom instruction.
  • Trainees must be supervised a minimum of 75% of the time.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Master Electrician License

  • Journey level master electrician: To qualify for the master electrician exam, you must be certified as a general journey level electrician by L&I for at least 4 years.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Electrical Administrator License

  • Must take and pass the examination.

QUESTION: How do I sign up for the exam?

ANSWER: You must fill out and submit the Individual Examination Application form to the Washington Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to be approved to take the exam.

Upon approval from the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, you will receive a notification letter via mail. You will then be responsible for contacting PSI to pay and schedule for the examination. If you fail, you may retest unlimited during your eligibility period.

The exam is administered by a third-party testing center, PSI Exams. You can contact PSI with any questions at (800) 733-9267. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday between 5:30 am, and 8:00 pm or Saturday-Sunday between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm, Mountain Time.


QUESTION: How long is the exam?

ANSWER: The Master Electrician exam is a three-part test. Part 1 consists of 80 multiple-choice questions based on the 2020 NEC & Theory. Test takers have 4 hours to complete the Part 1 exam. The exam is open-book with authorized materials and computer-based. Part 2 consists of 20 multiple-choice WA Codes and Rules. Test takers have 1 hour to complete the Part 2 Exam.  Part 3 consists of 10 multiple-choice questions based on Major Load Calculations. Test takers have 2 hours to complete the Part 3 Exam.

The exam covers the following subjects:

  • Electrical Theory & General Knowledge
  • Wiring and Protection
  • Wiring Methods and Materials
  • Equipment for General Use
  • Appliances
  • Special Occupancies
  • Special Equipment
  • Communications
  • Electrical Calculations

The Journeyman Electrician exam is a two-part test Part 1 consists of 80 multiple-choice questions.  Test takers have 2.5 hours to complete the exam. The exam is open-book with authorized materials and computer-based. Part 2 consists of 20 multiple-choice WA Codes and Rules. Test takers have 1 hour to complete the Part 2 Exam.

The exam covers the following subjects:

  • Electrical Theory & General Knowledge
  • Wiring and Protection
  • Wiring Methods and Materials
  • Equipment for General Use
  • Appliances
  • Special Occupancies
  • Special Equipment
  • Communications

The Electrical Administrator exam is a three-part test. Part 1 consists of 65 multiple-choice questions based on the 2020 NEC & Theory.  Test takers have 4 hours to complete the Part 1 exam. The exam is open-book with authorized materials and computer-based. Part 2 consists of 17 multiple-choice WA Codes and Rules. Test takers have 1 hour to complete the Part 2 Exam.  Part 3 consists of 10 multiple-choice questions based on Major Load Calculations. Test takers have 2 hours to complete the Part 3 Exam.

The exam covers the following subjects:

  • Electrical Theory & General Knowledge
  • Wiring and Protection
  • Wiring Methods and Materials
  • Equipment for General Use
  • Appliances
  • Special Occupancies
  • Special Equipment
  • Communications
  • Electrical Calculations

QUESTION: Why should someone study this course if the master/journeyman license exam is an open-book test?

ANSWER: The electrical licensing exam is very challenging and usually requires a month or more preparation to pass.

The 2020 NEC is a large and complex publication containing over 800 pages of code. It is challenging to locate each correct article and answer in the time allowed during the exam without thorough preparation.

Our course is designed to familiarize you with the 2020 NEC. You will know precisely how to find the correct answers in the code when you take your exam.

We prepare you to successfully pass your exam by providing extensive knowledge of the code structure and thoroughly covering each subject appearing on your Washington Electrical License Exam.


QUESTION: Why is a copy of the 2020 NEC required by this course?

ANSWER: The Washington Master/Journeyman Electrician or Electrical Administrator License Exam is based on the 2020 NEC. This course is an excellent study companion to the 2020 NEC. This course makes frequent references to code sections and guides you through the exam topics.

The Electrical Licensing Exam is an open-book code exam. To pass, you must continuously reference the 2020 National Electrical Code.

The following codebooks are allowed by the testing center.

  • The NFPA 70 – National Electrical Code, 2020 Edition.

QUESTION: What can I bring into the testing center?

ANSWER:

  • Approved references
  • Prescription eyeglasses

QUESTION: Where do I go to take my exam?

ANSWER: PSI Services. PSI maintains thirteen testing locations across Washington.

For a complete listing, references are located after each Washington – Candidate Information Bulletin test listing.


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXAM:

The Washington Master/Journeyman Electrician or Electrical Administrator exam is an open book four-choice multiple-choice exam. Some questions may require mathematical computation. Specified reference materials will be provided by the testing facility.

All exam questions are written to provide only one BEST answer and NOT written as trick questions.

Washington Electrical Exam Applications

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Free Washington Electrician Practice Test

Pass this 25 question free Washington Electrician exam, learn where you stand! These free electrician exam practice questions, based on the 2020 NEC, are similar to the ones on the Washington journeyman, master electrician, or administrator exam.

  • IF YOU ANSWER 20+ PRACTICE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY, YOU ARE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE. 

  • However, if you miss 5 or more questions, you may fail your Washington electrician exam.


What is the demand factor applied in calculating feeder or service conductor load for a commercial kitchen having four electrical ovens?

Correct! Wrong!

What is the minimum size THWN branch circuit conductor required for a 20 HP, 480-volt, 3 Phase Induction type squirrel cage motor with nameplate FLI of 26.5 amps?

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For a one-family dwelling with a 200 ampere, 120/240-volt, single-phase main service panel, supplied with size 2/0 AWG THW copper ungrounded service-entrance conductors in rigid metal conduit (RMC), what is the minimum allowed size of bonding jumper for the service-entrance conduit?

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With 15-kW or less on portable generators manufactured before __________, listed cord sets or adapters incorporating listed GFCI protection are allowed to be used to meet the GFCI requirement.

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What is the minimum size THW copper branch-circuit conductor required by the NEC for a 3-phase, continuous-duty, ac motor drawing 70 amperes for phase, when all terminations are rated for 75° C?

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Lighting and trolley busway must be installed __________ft. or more above the floor or working platform, unless a cover is provided that is identified for the purpose.

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Electrical nonmetallic tubing (ENT) shall be securely fastened in place within __________ of each cabinet, device box, fitting, junction box, or outlet box where it terminates.

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What is the minimum size for a copper grounding electrode conductor attached to the concrete-encased steel reinforcing bars used as a grounding electrode, when the ungrounded service-entrance conductors for a residence are size 3/0 AWG copper conductors?

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The material selected for a grounding electrode conductor should be protected from corrosion or resist any __________ condition extant at the installation.

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If the sum of PV system voltages of two monopole subarrays in a bipolar PV system exceeds the rating of the conductors and connected equipment, they must be__________.

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A location used to house four or more persons incapable of self-preservation due to age; mental limitations, mental illness or chemical dependency; or physical limitation due to accident or illness on a(n) __________ basis is a limited care facility.

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Grounding electrode conductor or bonding jumper connections to a grounding electrode must be accessible. A buried or encased connection in a __________, buried, or driven grounding electrode is not required to be accessible.

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What is the minimum rating for a service disconnecting means when supplied with a 120/240-volt, 3-wire, single phase service for a one-family dwelling?

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During lightning events, limiting the length of the primary protector grounding conductors for communications circuits assists in reducing voltage between the buildings communications systems and __________.

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For required disconnecting means for a fluorescent luminaire, which of the following statements is true?

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General-use dimmer switches shall be used only to control permanently installed _________ luminaries (lighting fixtures).

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On a metal wireway cross-section, what is the maximum percent that may be occupied by conductors, splices, and taps at any point?

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What is the minimum volume, in inches, required of a two (2) gang device box that is to contain two (2) size 14/2 AWG with ground NM cables and two (2) size 12/2 AWG with ground NM cables connected to a duplex receptacle connected to a single-pole switch, which also contain four (4) cable clamps?

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What is the minimum allowable trade size intermediate metal conduit (IMC) required to contain a total of ten (10) copper THW conductors in a 20 foot run, five (5) size 1 AWG and five (5) size 3 AWG?

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A test of the complete legally required standby system when installed must be conducted and witnessed by the:

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The minimum required size 75° C rated copper conductors for a demand load of 200 amperes when installed in an area with an expected ambient temperature of 120° F is __________.

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Which insulation gives conductors a greater ampacity when used in a dry location rather than a wet location?

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If a pole is over 8 ft. in height, a __________ terminal must be accessible from a handhole.

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Conductors, based on the __________°C temperature rating and ampacity as given in Table 310.60(C)(67) through Table 310.60(C)(86), may be terminated unless otherwise identified.

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For equipment rated 1200 amperes or more and over 6 feet wide that contain overcurrent devices, there shall be one entrance to and egress from the required working space not less than __________ inches wide and __________ feet high at each end of the working space.

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