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Certification Course Breakdown
This course covers the Maine Journeyman or Master Electrician exam.
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eTextbook – Breakdown of the 2017 NEC
- How to quickly reference the NEC
- Code reference speed drills
- Table of Contents
- How to use the Index
- Layout and structure of the codebook
- 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.
- TLC System for answering test questions
eTextbook – Basic Electrical Theory
- AC Current
- Single Phase Power Systems
- 3 Phase Power Systems
- Measurements AC Magnitude
- Calculating Power Factor
- Kirchhoff’s law.
- Ohms Law
- Print Specifications
- Digital Multimeters
ONLINE STUDY CENTER – Practice Exams & Study Questions
Book Study Mode | Flash Card Study Mode | Chapter Test Mode | Exam Simulation Mode:
Access practice questions & simulated exams from any device with internet access! Online features include virtual flashcards, 1200+ practice questions, chapter exams, & unlimited mock final exams.
- 2017 NEC Practice Questions by Chapter (Question, Answer, and Explanation)
- 2017 NEC Practice Flash Cards (Randomized, throughout entire codebook)
- 2017 NEC Practice Exams by Chapter
- Multiple Simulated Final Exams (Randomized, every exam is unique)
SIMULATED PRACTICE EXAMS: Chapter tests and final exams allow you to check your progress while you master our study material. Practice tests provide real-time feedback and enable you to concentrate only on subjects needing improvement. Practice exams help you rapidly gain confidence and knowledge to pass your Electrical Certification Exam effortlessly.
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THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF THE 2017 (NEC) NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE. IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY OF THE CODEBOOK, YOU SHOULD ACQUIRE ONE IMMEDIATELY.
Exam Study Tips
Use the following strategies to more effectively prepare for the Maine Electrician Certification test and to improve your overall test score.
SET YOURSELF UP TO PASS THE EXAM.
PREPARE FOR YOUR EXAM IN ADVANCE: It is best to begin preparing long before the day of your exam. Make it a habit of completing your reading assignments and frequently review lecture notes. Also, develop an outline of the main topics and concepts that will be covered during your exam, then use this sheet to study.
These tips will help you memorize the essential facts and other information you must know to pass.
MAKE TIME TO STUDY: Create a study schedule and stick to it. Consistently make time for studying.
Work and other activities can hijack your study time, so be sure to set aside at least 60-120 Min per day so you can adequately study for your exam.
STUDY REGULARLY: consistently study every day during the workweek Monday – Friday. And take your weekends off.
DON’T OVERSTUDY and BURN OUT. Enjoy your weekend.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE TRAINING PROGRAM: Do not concentrate on memorizing the practice questions, Instead focus on looking up the answers in the codebook. The practice questions mean nothing. Being able to find solutions to the problems in the codebook means everything.
When you master the codebook, you master the exam.
USE THE LAST THREE DAYS BEFORE YOUR EXAM FOR A LIGHT REVIEW: Go over your notes, reading assignments, practice exams, and other materials.
DO NOT POWER STUDY the last couple of days before your exam. If you don’t know it now, you might as well reschedule.
THE DAY BEFORE YOUR EXAM
DO NOT POWER STUDY THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAM: Getting plenty of rest and exercising will enhance your ability to perform well on the Maine Journeyman Electrician exam.
Make sure you eat a light, nutritious meal before taking your examination to be alert and focused.
GO TO BED EARLY THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAM: It is unwise to stay up all night studying before a test. Get plenty of sleep the night before your exam.
While spending extra time preparing seems like it will improve your score, don’t power study the night before your exam. You will do worse on the test if you to show up for your examination tired or worn out.
THE DAY OF YOUR EXAM
EAT FOR SUCCESS: Eat a nourishing but lite breakfast/lunch, You want to be sharp, focused, and alert for your exam not tired, bloated or hungry. Fruits such as blueberries, Healthy Protein such as fish or eggs, Nuts, etc. are all excellent choices.
Eat the food that makes you feel your best and most alert.
ARRIVE AT THE TEST CENTER EARLY: Arrive at the test center at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the examination.
Don’t be late. You may not be allowed into the exam center and forfeit your $90 test fee.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR “BUSINESS” BEFORE THE EXAM: Be sure to use the restroom before your exam begins. If you must visit the bathroom during the test, it can waste time and break your concentration. In many cases, you may not be permitted to leave the examination area once the exam begins.
Not being allowed to use the restroom can be extraordinarily uncomfortable and adversely affect your final score.
READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY
- Each question has only one correct answer.
- Do not leave any questions blank. It is better to guess than not answer. A blank answer is an automatic wrong answer.
TAKE YOUR EXAM IN PASSES
Pass 1) Answer all the easy questions first. Write down the question numbers of more difficult questions. Then rate them from one to three, with one being “I can answer this with a little work” and three beings “I don’t have a clue.”
Pass 2) Read the test a second time and answer more difficult questions. Answer all the questions you rated as one now.
Pass 3) Read the test a third time and answer more difficult questions. Answer all questions you rated as two now.
Pass 4) answer the questions rated three by utilizing the “identify wrong answer system” listed below.
STRATEGIES FOR ANSWERING DIFFICULT QUESTIONS: WHEN YOU NEED TO GUESS THE ANSWER.
- Eliminate answers you know to be incorrect.
- Give each answer the “true-false test:” This may reduce your selection to the best solution.
- Question answers that grammatically don’t fit with the question.
- Question answers that are unfamiliar to you. ‘
- Question answers that contain negative or absolute words. Try substituting a qualified term for the absolute one. For example, frequently for always; or typical for every to see if you can eliminate an option.
DIFFERENT STRATEGIES FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANSWERS:
- All of the above: If you know two of four options seem correct, “all of the above” is a strong possibility
- Number answers: Ignore the high and low answer and consider the middle range numbers
- Look-alike options: if multiple answers look alike, probably one of them is correct. Choose the best solution but eliminate choices that mean virtually the same thing, and thus cancel each other out.
- Opposite options: If two options are opposite each other, chances are one of them is correct
- You should favor options that contain qualifiers: The result is longer, more inclusive items that better fill the role of the answer
- If two alternatives seem right, compare them for differences, then refer to the question to find your best solution.
ART OF GUESSING: How to identify WRONG answers while determining the BEST solution:
Always guess instead of leaving the answer blank, there is no penalty.
- Use hints from questions you know to answer questions you do not.
- Change your first answers ONLY when you are sure of the correction, or other cues in the test cue you to change. Remember that you are looking for the best answer, not only a correct one.
Eliminate the wrong answers first – Most exam questions feature one or more responses which are unmistakably wrong:
For example, let’s look at this question:
Question: The ground terminals for a lightning protection system must be bonded to the __________ of the building or structure.
- Foundation rebar
- The frame
- Grounding electrode
- Lightning rod electrode
Start by looking for BAD answers first, look at the question, and compare it to the various responses.
(1). Foundation Rebar: When answering exam questions, you need to pull from your experience in construction. While foundation rebar is a large amount of metal, it is encased in concrete and purposely kept away from direct content with the earth. This question is disqualified.
(2) The frame:? Well, if it is a mobile home, it may have a frame. If so, you certainly are not going to ground to it. This question is disqualified.
(3) Grounded electrode system: This answer looks like a winner. when putting it into the exam question, it now reads
The ground terminals for a lightning protection system must be bonded to the grounding electrode system of the building or structure.
This answer is now my hot contender for my best guess!
(4) Lightning Rod Electrode This answer is specific to the question! It hits on a particular keyword in the question, lightning protection system. Four also looks like a possible choice for the answer. Which to choose?
CONCLUSION: We have immediately eliminated both (1) and (2), so guessing the correct answer (3) or (4) is now 50/50 instead of having only a 25% chance of getting it right. But which exam answer is the most correct
ACCURATELY SELECTING THE CORRECT ANSWER:
Let’s look at (3) and (4) to see if we can’t improve our choice to the right answer.
(3) A grounding electrode system in context with the question would be the Grounding Electrode (system) of the building or structure. This answer is the big picture answer. While (4) lightning rod electrode is a specific piece of equipment which may or may not exist. If it does exist, it would be a part of the building’s grounded electrode system.
To help solidify your best guess quickly, look in article 100 definitions. If a lightning rod conductor is a specific piece of equipment, you should find it there.
Article 100 (Grounding Electrode. A conducting object through which a direct connection to earth is established. CMP-5)
Article 100 (Lightning Rod Conductor. Nothing whatsoever
Thus I would choose (3) Grounding Electrode System as it is the best, most complete answer.
The Correct Answer is (3)
TEST SITE POLICY:
The Maine General Electrician exam is an open-book examination. Specified reference materials are allowed during the exam.
The Exam – The Maine Journeyman Electrician exam is an open book, four-choice multiple-choice exam. You will have four choices per question. Some questions may require mathematical computation.
All exam questions are written to provide only one BEST answer and NOT written as trick questions.
All correct answers have the same point value. It is better to try to answer a question. By answering all questions, you have a chance to get them right (and earn points). When you leave a question blank, it’s automatically scored as wrong. (you lose points). Ample time is provided to answer all exam questions, so be sure to read all questions and answers entirely and carefully before selecting the BEST possible solution to the problem.
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 Maine Journeyman or Master Electrician license?
ANSWER: The Maine Electricians’ Examining Board must license any individual who is engaged in the electrical contracting business or is performing work as an Electrical Contractor or Electrical Journeyman or Master electrician.
QUESTION: What are the qualifications required for taking the exam?
Journeyman and Senior Journeyman Electricians
- Must complete at least 8,000 hours of service as a licensed apprentice or helper and satisfactorily complete a program of study comprising 576 hours as approved by the Electricians’ Examining Board or from an accredited institution. The 576 hours shall consist of 225 hours of required study, including an approved course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code; and 351 hours of elective study, comprised of all trade-related electives or 225 hours of trade-related courses and 135 hours of degree-related courses; or
- Be a graduate of an accredited applied technology high school 2-year electrical program, have worked for 8,000 hours in the field of electrical installations under the supervision of a master or equivalent and have completed a course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code; or
- Be a graduate of a Maine community college electrical program or a vocational-electrical program of the Department of Corrections, have worked for 4,000 hours in the field of electrical installations under the supervision of a master or the equivalent and have completed a course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code. Persons qualifying under this paragraph may sit for the journeyman’s examination upon graduation; or
- Worked at least 8,000 hours as a licensed apprentice electrician in the field of electrical installations under the direct supervision of a master electrician, journeyman electrician or limited electrician, having completed a program of study comprising at least 576 hours prescribed in an apprenticeship program approved by the board and having completed a course of 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code. A licensed apprentice who has completed an approved apprenticeship program of study and has worked at least 4,000 hours as a licensed apprentice electrician is qualified to sit for the examination.
Master and Senior Master Electricians must Complete at least 4,000 hours of service as a journeyman electrician or at least 12,000 hours of experience in electrical installations, as defined in section 1101, and complete a program of study comprising 576 hours as approved by the Electricians’ Examining Board or from an accredited institution. The 576 hours shall consist of 450 hours of required study, including a course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code and 126 hours of degree-related courses.
QUESTION: How do I sign up for the exam?
ANSWER: You must fill out and submit the Individual Examination Application form to the Maine Electricians’ Examining Board to be approved to take the exam.
The exam is administered by a third-party testing center, PROV INC. You can contact Prov with any questions at (866) 720-7768 Hours of operation are 8 am to 6 pm Mon-Fri, (Eastern Time)
QUESTION: How long is the exam?
ANSWER: The journeyman Electrician exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions. Test takers have 3:00 hours to complete the exam. The exam is open-book with the 2017 NEC and computer-based.
The exam covers the following subjects:
- General Electrical Theory & Principles 10
- Wiring & Protection 16
- Wiring Methods & Materials 16
- Motors & Controls 10
- Equipment for General Use 10
- Special Occupancies 5
- Special Equipment 5
- Special Conditions 5
- Communication Systems 3
ANSWER: The Master Electrician exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. Test takers have 4:00 hours to complete the exam. The exam is open-book with the 2017 NEC and computer-based.
The exam covers the following subjects:
- General Electrical Knowledge 16
- Communication Systems 3
- Equipment for General Use 12
- Motors & Controls 5
- Special Conditions 7
- Special Equipment 7
- Special Occupancies 6
- Wiring & Protection 19
- Wiring Methods & Materials 25
QUESTION: Why should someone study this course if the journeyman license exam is an open-book test?
ANSWER: The electrical certification test is a very challenging exam 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 Maine Electrical License Exam.
QUESTION: Why is a copy of the 2017 NEC required by this course?
ANSWER: The Maine Electrical License Exam is based on the 2017 NEC. This course is an excellent study companion to the 2017 NEC. This course makes frequent references to code sections and guides you through the exam topics.
The Electrical Journeyman or Master License Exam is an open-book code exam. To pass, you must continuously reference the 2017 National Electrical Code.
The following codebooks are permitted to be brought into the testing center.
- The NFPA 70 – National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition.
QUESTION: What can I bring into the testing center?
- Pencils. (Paper/pencil testing only)
- Calculator. Only simple 4-function calculators are permitted. PDAs, cell phones, or other special calculators (i.e., ElectriCalc, etc.) are not allowed.
Approved References are addressed at the beginning of page 9 of the Candidate Information Bulletin.
QUESTION: Where do I go to take my exam?
ANSWER: PROV. Prov maintains three testing locations across Maine.
For a complete listing, reference page 3 of the State of Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation – Candidate Information Bulletin.