Pass the Maine Journeyman / Master Electrician Licence Exam!


Statewide Journeyman and Senior Journeyman licenses are issued by examination. A Journeyman Electrician is an individual making electrical installations in the employment of a Master Electrician, Limited Electrician or Electrical Company. Applicants must complete at least 8,000 hours of service as a licensed apprentice or helper and satisfactorily complete a program of study comprising of at least 576 hours. SEE DESCRIPTION.

Statewide Master and Senior Master Electrician licenses are issued by examination. A Master Electrician is an individual engaging in, or about to engage in, the business of installing electrical wires, conduits, apparatus, fixtures and other electrical equipment. Complete at least 4,000 hours of service as a journeyman electrician or at least 12,000 hours of experience in electrical installations, and complete a program of study comprising of at least 576 hours. SEE DESCRIPTION.



Pass the Maine Journeyman, Senior Journeyman, Master or Senior Master Electrician Exam

Get Licensed! Our Electrical exam prep course & Journeyman Electrician practice tests teach how to locate specific code within the (NEC) National Electrical Code. Learn how to quickly navigate the code and break down questions to find exam answers in the 2017 NEC.

Maine law requires that all electricians be certified If performing work as a Journeyman Electrician or Master Electrician. If you do not possess a current Maine electrician license, you are working illegally.

Complete the appropriate application and submit it to the Maine Electricians’ Examining Board ASAP.

Get your Maine Journeyman Electrician or Master Electrician License.


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 the Maine electrician exam by teaching you how to “navigate” the 2017 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!


  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!
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  3. Our eTextbooks and online study center contain over 1300 multiple choice questions taken directly from the 2017 NEC (the basis of the Maine 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 Maine 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.

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Course Breakdown – The Maine Journeyman, Senior Journeyman,  Master, or Senior Master Electrician 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 Maine Electrician exam.

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

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 – eBook

  • Ohms Law Tutorial
  • Prints & Specifications Tutorial
    • Wire Color Codes
    • Electronic Symbols
    • Electrical Diagrams
  • Digital Multimeters

Navigating the 2017 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 & 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 successfully pass your electrical exam.

Four Modes of study!

  • STUDY MODE This mode covers all Maine 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.)
    • 2017 NEC Code Questions
  • FLASHCARD MODE: Online Virtual Flashcards provide individual randomized questions. This study mode presents access to our entire question set and is ideal for 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 traveling to distant classes. Our program is a reliable and affordable way to pass your Maine Journeyman Electrician Exam at home and online.


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 Maine Journeyman or Master Electrician license?

ANSWER: The Maine Electricians’ Examining Board must license any individual engaged in the electrical contracting business or perform 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 has 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 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 for exam success by providing extensive knowledge of the code structure and 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.


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, 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.

Maine Electrical Exam Applications

Don’t delay start today. Applicants must provide appropriate documentation, subject to the approval of the Board of Electrical Examiners.

Journeyman Electrician Applications:

  • Individual Examination Application.

General Information Links:

Free Maine Electrician Practice Test

Pass this 25-question free Maine Electrician exam, and see where you stand! These free electrician exam practice questions, based on the 2017 NEC, are similar to those on the Maine electrician exam.

Use your codebook to answer the following Maine Electrician Certification Exam questions.

  • PASS –If you correctly answer twenty+ of these free ME electrician exam practice questions, great job!
  • FAIL – If you miss four or more questions, order this course and learn to pass your ME Electrician Exam.

Use the 2017 (NEC) National Electrical Code) to solve these ME electrical certification exam practice questions.

Welcome to your Maine 2017 NEC Practice Quiz

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 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?
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?
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