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Our electrical license course thoroughly prepares you to pass your Iowa Electrical License exam.
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If you are taking the Iowa Master Electrician (Residential) or the Journeyman Electrician (Residential) Exam this course will teach you how to pass your 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.
The key to your success while using our program is a 22-lesson breakdown of our curriculum, designed to maximize your learning & retention potential. If you follow our curriculum, you WILL PASS your exam!
We provide a comprehensive strategy to pass either of the Iowa Electrical exams, 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 electrical exam? Because your time is too valuable to choose anyone else!
Five Reasons to Enlist TLC to Ensure you Pass your Iowa Electrical Exam.
- TLC has fifteen years of experience educating electricians on how to navigate the code and pass state-required electrician tests. We are experts at helping electricians pass the electrical exam!
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- Our eTextbooks and online study center contain over 1300 multiple choice questions taken directly from the 2020 NEC (the basis of the Iowa State test), as well as dozens of timed simulated full-length practice exams.
- We guarantee that YOU WILL PASS YOUR EXAM! If you don’t pass your Iowa Electrical exam after two attempts, We offer a full refund.
- 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 pst to answer any of your questions.
Each student has access to the following online e-books and online study center for one year.
Basic Electrical Theory – eBook
- 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 Guides – eBook
- Ohms Law Tutorial
- Prints & Specifications Tutorial
- Wire Color Codes
- Electronic Symbols
- Electrical Diagrams
- Digital Multimeters
Navigating the 2020 NEC – eBook
- 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
Access Study Questions and Simulated Exams From Any Device With Internet Access!
These questions provide the framework for you to practice locating the answers to exam questions through the use of the 2020 NEC Codebook. The process of constantly utilizing the codebook to answer practice questions will build up the speed and code knowledge you need to successfully pass your electrical exam.
Four modes of study!
- Study Mode: This covers over 1300 Iowa electrical exam questions and answers within our course. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
- 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 randomized access to our entire question set, an ideal setting to practice exam questions. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
- Chapter Tests: Provide real-time feedback on each section of our study materials, enabling you to concentrate on sections that need improvement.
- Simulated Final Exams: Simulates the taking of your Journeyman Electrician exam.
- Full length (Exact number of questions)
- Timed (Exact same amount of time allowed)
- Randomized (Questions are randomized, all exams are unique)
- Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the Candidate Information Bulletin guaranteeing a realistic exam simulation)
Take as many simulated final exams as you want! (These exams help you to gain the knowledge, speed, and confidence needed to pass your electrical exam effortlessly)
One year online access: Full access membership to our online study center. Experience the convenience of learning at home, or in office, saving valuable travel time to an in-person course.
Our program is a reliable, affordable way to prepare for the Iowa Electrical Exam.
This program requires 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
QUESTION: Who is required to have an Iowa Electrical License?
ANSWER: All individuals engaged as Electrical Contractors, Master Electricians, Journeyman Electricians and Residential Electricians performing work, must be licensed by the Iowa Electrical Examining Board.
QUESTION: How much experience is required by the State of Iowa to become a Master Electrician?
Class A master electrician license needs to meet one of the following requirements:
a. Has completed one year of experience as a licensed journeyman electrician, and has passed a supervised written examination for master electrician approved by the board with a score of 75 or higher; or
b. As of December 31, 2007, held a current valid license as a master electrician issued by a political subdivision in Iowa, the issuance of which required passing a supervised written examination approved by the board, and one year of experience as a journeyman electrician; or
c. Holds a current class B master electrician license and has passed a supervised written examination for master electrician approved by the board with a score of 75 or higher.
Class B master electrician license needs to meet the following requirements:
Presents credible evidence of having worked for a total of 16,000 hours of cumulative experience as a master electrician, of which at least 8,000 hours shall have been worked since January 1, 1998; and whose experience as a master electrician began on or before January 1, 1998.
Residential master electrician needs to meet one of the following requirements:
a. Holds a current residential electrician or journeyman electrician license, has 2,000 hours of verified experience as a residential electrician or a journeyman electrician, and has passed a residential master electrician examination approved by the board; or
b. Holds a current special electrician license with a residential endorsement, has 4,000 hours of verified experience, and has passed a residential master electrician examination approved by the board.
QUESTION: How much experience is required by the State of Iowa to become a licensed Journeyman Electrician?
Class A journeyman electrician license needs to meet one of the following requirements:
a. Has successfully completed a registered apprenticeship program, has passed a supervised written examination for journeyman electrician approved by the board with a score of 75 or higher, and has completed four years of experience as an apprentice electrician.
b. Holds a current class B journeyman electrician license and has passed a supervised written examination for journeyman electrician approved by the board with a score of 75 or higher.
c. Holds a current electrician license in another state, has passed a supervised written examination for journeyman electrician approved by the board with a score of 75 or higher, and has satisfied the sponsorship requirements for testing for a journeyman class A license by providing evidence of all of the following:
(1) Current licensure as a journeyman or master electrician from another state which required passing a test sponsored by that state.
(2) Completion of 18 hours of continuing education units approved by the board.
(3) Completion of 1,000 hours of work in Iowa as an unclassified person.
d. Holds a current license issued by the board, excluding a special electrician license other than special residential electrician license; has passed a supervised written examination for journeyman electrician approved by the board with a score of 75 or higher; has completed 54 hours of continuing education approved by the board; and has completed 16,000 hours of electrical work while licensed by the board, except as a special electrician other than a special residential electrician, as verified by a
master electrician licensed by the board. The 16,000 hours must include at least the following minimum number of hours of work on commercial or industrial installations in the categories indicated: 500 hours of preliminary work, 2,000 hours of rough-in work, 2,000 hours of finish work, 2,000 hours of lighting and service work, 500 hours of troubleshooting, and 500 hours of motor control work. At least 4,000 hours of the 16,000 hours must have been completed by the applicant within the five years immediately preceding the submission date of the application.
EXCEPTION: On or before December 31, 2019, a maximum of 10,000 of the required 16,000 hours of verified work experience may have been completed between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2007, without licensure from the board or from any political subdivision.
e. Holds a current license issued by the board as a residential electrician or residential master electrician, has passed a supervised written examination for journeyman electrician approved by the board with a score of 75 or higher, and has completed 4,000 hours of work on commercial or industrial electrical installations while licensed by the board, as verified by a master electrician licensed by the board. The 4,000 hours must include at least the following minimum numbers of hours in the categories indicated: 100 hours of preliminary work, 500 hours of rough-in work, 500 hours of finish work, 500 hours of lighting and service work, 100 hours of troubleshooting, and 100 hours of motor control work.
f. Holds a current license issued by the board, has satisfactorily completed an approved postsecondary electrical education program, has passed a supervised written examination for journeyman electrician approved by the board with a score of 75 or higher, and, subsequent to beginning the postsecondary electrical education program, has completed at least 6,000 hours of electrical work while licensed by the board, as verified by a master electrician licensed by the board.
Class B journeyman electrician license needs to meet one of the following requirements:
Presents credible evidence of having worked for a total of 16,000 hours of cumulative experience as a journeyman electrician or master electrician, of which at least 8,000 hours shall have been worked since January 1, 1998; and whose experience as a journeyman electrician or master electrician began on or before January 1, 1998.
Residential electrician license needs to meet one of the following requirements:
a. Holds a current residential special electrician license and has held that license for a minimum of one year and has passed a residential electrician examination approved by the board; or
b. Has completed 6,000 hours of experience as an apprentice electrician and has passed a residential electrician examination approved by the board. An applicant may take the examination required by this paragraph after completing 5,000 hours of experience as an apprentice electrician, although the license will not be issued until the applicant has completed 6,000 hours of such experience;
c. Has completed 4,000 hours of experience working under the direct supervision of a residential master electrician, a residential electrician, a master electrician, or a journeyman electrician; has successfully completed a minimum of one academic year of an electrical trade school approved by the board; and has passed a residential electrician examination approved by the board; or
d. Has completed 8,000 hours of verified experience as a licensed unclassified person including at least 2,000 hours of verified work experience in residential wiring and has passed a residential electrician
examination approved by the board; or
e. Has successfully completed a registered residential electrician apprenticeship program and passed a supervised written residential electrician examination approved by the board with a score of 75 or higher.
QUESTION: How do I sign up for a Master Electrical, Journeyman Electrical, or Residential Electrical License exam?
ANSWER: All candidates must fill out and submit an application form to the Iowa Electrical Examining Board for approval to sit the exam.
QUESTION: What content is included in the exam, how many questions are there, and how much time do I have to complete it?
ANSWER: The Master Electrical, Journeyman Electrical and Residential Electrical license exams differ in length. Please refer to the Iowa Board of Electrical Examining Board Candidate Information Bulletin.
QUESTION: Why study TLC’s course if the Electrical Contractor and Journeyman Electrical license exams are open book?
ANSWER: The electrical license exam is complex. It can require at least a month of study and preparation to pass.
The 2020 NEC is a publication containing over 800 pages of complex code. Through TLC’s course, locating the correct answer within the time allowed during the exam will be mastered.
TLC prepares you to successfully pass your exam by providing extensive instruction on the structure of the code, each subject appearing in your Iowa Electrical License Exam is broadly covered.
QUESTION: Why is a copy of the 2020 NEC required for this course?
ANSWER: Iowa State Electrical License exams are based on the 2020 NEC. TLC’s proven companion course will guide you through frequent references to critical code. Preparing you for your upcoming license exam.
QUESTION: What can I bring into the testing center?
ANSWER: Approved References are addressed in the Candidate Information Bulletin.
QUESTION: Where do I go to take my exam?
ANSWER: All exams are managed and administrated at a third-party testing center. For details and a list of test centers in your area, contact PSI Exams Or telephone them at (855) 746-8173. For a complete listing of Iowa’s testing sites please refer to the Candidate Information Bulletin
Complete the appropriate application and submit it to the Iowa Electrical Contractors Board ASAP.
General Information Links:
- Iowa Licensing – Candidate Information Bulletin:
Exam Scheduling – Exam Content – Testing Center Locations
- Electrician Licensee Search Tool:
Check Electrical License Status
- Iowa Electrical Application
For approval by the Iowa Electrical Examining Board
IF YOU ANSWER 20+ PRACTICE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY, YOU ARE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE.
However, if you miss five or more questions, you risk failing your Iowa Electrical exam.
Which of the following is allowed to be supplied by circuits not exceeding 120 volts, nominal, between conductors?
Where a cable or raceway type wiring method is installed through bored holes in joist, rafters, or wood members, in both concealed and exposed locations, holes must be bored so that the edge of the hole is __________ in. or more from the nearest edge of the wood member. Where the distance is not possible, the cable or raceway must be protected from penetration by nails or screws by use of a steel bushing or plate, __________ in thick or more, and of the correct length and width installed to cover the area where the wiring is located.
A device intended for the protection of personnel that functions to de-energize a circuit or portion thereof within an established period of time when a ground-fault current exceeds the values established for a Class A device.
All switches and circuit breakers used as switches shall be located so the operating handle, when in its highest position, is not more than __________ above the floor or working platform.
For conductors on a branch circuit that supplies luminaires in a residence, what is the maximum allowable voltage between conductors on a branch circuit supplying luminaires in a residence?
All conductors of the same circuit and, where used, the grounded conductor and all equipment grounding conductors and bonding conductors shall be contained within the same __________.
An organization, office, or individual responsible for enforcing the requirements of a code or standard, or for approving equipment, materials, an installation, or a procedure.
Snap switches must not be ganged or grouped in enclosures with other receptacles, snap switches, or similar devices, unless they are placed so that voltage is __________ volts or less between adjacent devices, or unless placed in enclosures with securely installed, identified barriers between adjacent devices.
If a single receptacle is installed on an individual branch circuit, it must have an ampere rating of not less than __________of the branch circuit.
What is the minimum burial depth in inches, in a trench below 2 inch thick concrete or equivalent for residential branch circuits rated at up to 120 volts with GFCI protection and overcurrent protection of 20 amperes or less?
Unless listed for controlling other loads and installed accordingly, general-use dimmer switches may be used only for permanently installed:
What do you call the midpoint on a single-phase, 3-wire system, or the common point on a wye-connection in a polyphase system, or a midpoint of a 3-wire, direct-current system, or midpoint of a single-phase portion of a 3-phase delta system?
Conductors for branch circuits that supply more than one receptacle for __________ loads must have an ampacity of at least the rating of the branch circuit.
Of the following, which must be provided for a conductor of a size 4 AWG or larger entering a panelboard?
A luminaire (fixture) that weighs more than __________ pounds or exceeds 16 inches in any dimension shall not be supported by the screw shell of a lampholder.
Panelboards shall be required to have overcurrent protection, except for __________.
Wherever flexible cords with attachment plugs are to be used, a receptacle outlet must be installed, and where such cords may be permanently connected, then receptacles are __________ for the same type of cords.
When electrical installations are in hollow spaces, ventilation or air-handling ducts and vertical shafts, they must be made so the chance of spread of fire or other products of combustion will not be substantially increased. Openings around electrical penetrations through or into fire-resistant-rated ceilings, floors, partitions, or walls must be __________ with approved methods to maintain the existing fire-resistance rating.
What is the maximum of the ampere rating of the switch for general use snap switches supplying inductive loads, at the applied voltage?
What table is used for current values to determine the required ampacity of the branch circuit conductors to supply a 3-phase, continuous duty ac motor?
Only __________ outlet loads may be supplied by branch circuits of over 50 amperes.
When wiring is located inside the cavity of a fire-rated floor-ceiling or roof-ceiling assembly, it may not be supported by or secured to__________.
Outlets that supply boat hoists installed in dwelling unit locations and supplied by __________ shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.
Please select 2 correct answers