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Master the Code- Study To Pass The Kentucky Master or Journeyman Electrician License Exam.

Our exam preparation course teaches you to locate specific codes within the NEC. You will learn to navigate the code and quickly break down exam questions by keyword to find the answers in the 2017 NEC.

Study anywhere you have internet access! Don’t waste time commuting to a classroom. Our program is a proven, reliable, and affordable way to prepare for and pass the Kentucky Electrician exam.

One-year online access unless you pass sooner: Accessible from any device with internet access!

Our guided self-study schedule contains the following: 

Electrical Theory – eCourses

  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Basic DC Theory
  • Basic AC Theory
  • Ohms Law
  • Test Equipment
  • Electrical Theory Chapter Questions

Blueprint Reading – eCourses

  • Label Systems & Schematic Reading
  • Construction Drawing Tutorial
  • Blueprint Reading Chapter Questions



Navigating the 2017 NEC – eManual

Our “Navigating the 2017 NEC” eManual helps students learn to navigate the National Electrical Code (NEC).

When you master the code, you master your Exam!

This eManual is the heart of the training program. It will familiarize you with the use, layout, and content of the 2017 NEC.

eManual includes:

  • How to navigate the 2017 NEC
    • Understanding of the terms, concepts, and layout of the NEC.
  • Speed drills
    • Code navigation exercises.
  • Code skimming exercises
  • Breaking down questions by subject:
    • Keyword Identification: how to identify the subject of a question for easy reference.
    • How to search for a code article by referencing the INDEX.
    • Code reference example questions with in-depth solutions.

Study Questions & Simulated Final Exams

  • GUIDED CHAPTER QUESTIONS This covers all Kentucky Master Electrician or Journeyman Electrician License exam questions and answers within our course. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location.) These questions exist to provide a framework for you to practice locating the answers to questions through the use of your NEC Codebook. The process of constantly utilizing the code to answer practice questions will build up your speed and code knowledge to pass your electrical exam successfully.

Questions also include the following topics:

    • Electrical Theory Questions
    • Blueprint Reading Questions
    • Calculation Questions (Load Calculations, Conduit Fill, etc.)
  • ONLINE FLASHCARDS: Virtual Flashcards provide individual randomized questions. This provides access to our entire question set and is an ideal setting to practice answering randomized exam questions. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location).
  • SIMULATED FINAL EXAM: Final exams simulate the experience of taking your actual Master Electrician or Journeyman Electrician License exam.

Simulated Finals Are:

    • Full length (Same number of questions as the exam)
    • Timed (Same amount of time allowed as the 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 final exams help you rapidly gain confidence and knowledge to pass your Master Electrician or Journeyman Electrician License exam effortlessly.)



Add the 2017 NEC SOFTCOVER
Required Codebook (Sold Separately) $199.95

Adopted in all 50 states, NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code (NEC), is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards.


Codebook Navigation Aid (Sold Separately) $10.95

Tab your Codebook. Fast-Tabs help you navigate the 2017 NEC quickly and efficiently. Fast-Tabs are a must-have item for NEC users and can dramatically lower the time spent searching the codebook.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions are answered here!

Please get in touch with the Team Kentucky- Electrical Division for current information. Licensing requirements change, and our site may not have been updated to reflect those changes.

QUESTION: Who is required to have an Kentucky Electrical License?

ANSWER: The Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction Licensing Branch must license any individual engaged in the electrical contracting business or performing work as a Master Electrician or Journeyman Electrician.

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

Master Electrician:

  • Minimum of 8 years (16,640 hours or 96 months) of full-time work as an electrician.
  • You may send proof of 6 years of experience with completion of an approved apprenticeship training program consisting of a minimum of 576 classroom hours.
    • OR; You may send proof of 5 years of experience and an associate’s degree or diploma in electrical technology at a college within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System after 1998.

Journeyman Electrician:

  • Minimum of 4 years (6400 hours or 48 months) of full-time work as an electrician.
  • You may send proof of 2 years of a minimum 4-year training course in electrical work acceptable to the department and shall complete the remaining years of that training course within 4 years of obtaining the electrician license or the license shall be revoked
    • OR; You may send proof of 2 years of experience and an associate’s degree or diploma in electrical technology at a college within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System after 1998.

QUESTION: Is there reciprocity in Kentucky for the electrician exams?

ANSWER: Kentucky has electrical license reciprocity with Ohio, Louisiana, West Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

QUESTION: How do I sign up for the Kentucky Electrician exam?

PearsonVUE: For computer-based testing through Pearson VUE you may schedule an examination online at PearsonVUE. Follow the directions under “Contractor/Trade Licensing.”

  • You may also schedule an examination over the phone by contacting Pearson VUE at 1-877-234-6082, following the scheduling procedures listed in this bulletin.

PROV: To schedule online, navigate to the following URL: & Use the Dropdown menu under “Select Certifying Body”, and select: Commonwealth of Kentucky Electrical Licensing Board. Under “Select a License/certificate”, choose the license you are seeking:

  • To schedule an examination by phone, candidates should contact Prov toll-free at 866-720-7768. Prov scheduling staff is available 8:00 am through 12:00 am ET, Monday through Friday.

QUESTION: Are there any accommodations for the Kentucky Electrician exams?

PearsonVUE: Call 1-800-466-0450 or send an email to requesting special testing services.

PROV: Prov complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in providing special accommodations for candidates who require additional assistance during the testing process. If candidates feel that they qualify for special accommodation during testing, they should contact Prov at (866) 720-7768. Prov will require written documentation from a licensed physician or psychologist documenting the disability and further require a request describing the requested remedy. Prov will then work directly with the candidates to make the accommodations they will need in order to complete their examination.

QUESTION: How many questions and how long are the Kentucky Electrician licensing exams?

PearsonVUE: 701 Kentucky Standard Master Electrician exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions. Test takers have 5 Hours to complete the exam. The exam is open-book with authorized materials and computer-based.

703 Kentucky Standard Journeyman Electrician exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions. Test takers have 4 Hours to complete the exam. The exam is open-book with authorized materials and computer-based.

PROV: The Master Electrician exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. Test takers have 4 Hours to complete the exam. The exam is open-book with authorized materials and computer-based.

The Journeyman Electrician exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions. Test takers have 3 Hours to complete the exam. The exam is open-book with authorized materials and computer-based.

The following codebooks are allowed by the testing centers.

  • The NFPA 70 – National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition.

QUESTION: What can I bring to the testing center?


  • Reference material(s) – please make sure the reference(s):
    • Are bound (either original bound book, three-ring binder, or stapled). Photocopies
      of copyrighted materials are not allowed.
    • All notes are written in ink or highlighted
    • Any tabs are permanently attached (tabs that can’t be removed without destroying
      the page)
  • Magnifying glass
  • Eyeglasses, if necessary
  • Architects’ scale or ruler
  • Foreign language/English translation dictionaries
  • Battery-operated calculator that is:
    • Nonprogrammable
    • Not capable of storing examination information
    • No ribbon or paper printing capabilities


  • Pencils. (Paper/pencil testing only)
  • Calculator.
    • Only simple 4-function calculators
      are permitted. PDAs, tablets, cell phones, or
      other special calculators are NOT permitted.
  • Approved References.

QUESTION: Where do I go to take my Kentucky Electrician license exams?

PearsonVUE:  Traditional, computer-based testing occurs at test sites administered by Pearson VUE frequently at over 350 sites across the nation. To locate test sites in your area, visit the Pearson VUE website for an updated listing of sites. Be aware that test sites are subject to change.

PROV: PROV maintains 11 testing locations across Kentucky.

For a complete listing, reference page 9 of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Electrical Licensing Division – Candidate Information Bulletin.

QUESTION: Why should someone study this course if the Kentucky electrician license exam is an open-book test?

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

The 2017 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 2017 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 structure of the code and by thoroughly covering each subject appearing on your Kentucky Electrical License Exam.

QUESTION: Why is a copy of the 2017 NEC required by this course?

ANSWER: The Kentucky Master and Journeyman Electrical License Exam is based on the 2017 NEC. This course is an excellent study companion to the Code. 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 2017 National Electrical Code.

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Free Kentucky Electrician Exam Practice Test

Take the appropriate 25-question free Kentucky Electrician exam, & see where you stand! These free electrician exam practice questions, based on the 2017 NEC, are similar to those on the Kentucky electrician exam.

The Kentucky Electrician exams are selected randomly from a database of thousands of potential questions. Memorizing answers is not the path to passing your exam!

If you understand how to locate exam answers in your 2017 NEC codebook, you should be able to answer 100% of these practice questions correctly within 60 minutes.

We teach you how to navigate your codebook & pass your exam. Master The Code, Master The Exam!

Use the 2017 (NEC) National Electrical Code to solve the Idaho Electrician Exam quiz you plan to take.

Welcome to your Kentucky 2017 NEC Exam Quiz

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

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?

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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

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__________.

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.

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.

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?

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 __________.

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

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

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

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?

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

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 __________.

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

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

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.

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.

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