Pass Your South Dakota Electrician License Exam!

Need to pass your South Dakota Electrical Contractor, Journeyman Electrician, or Class B Residential Electrician Exam, order this course!

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Master the Code – Study To Pass the South Dakota Electrical Contractor, Journeyman Electrician, or Class B (Residential) 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 2020 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 South Dakota 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 2020 NEC – eManual

Our “Navigating the 2020 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 2020 NEC.

eManual includes:

  • How to navigate the 2020 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 South Dakota Electrical Contractor, Journeyman Electrician, or Class B Residential 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 Electrical Contractor, Journeyman Electrician, or Class B Residential 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 Electrical Contractor, Journeyman Electrician, or Class B Residential Electrician License exam effortlessly.)



Add the 2020 NEC SOFTCOVER
Required Codebook (Sold Separately) $199.95

2020 NFPA 70, 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) $14.95

Tab your Codebook. Fast-Tabs help you navigate the 2020 NEC quickly and efficiently. Fast-Tabs are a must-have item for NEC users and can dramatically lower the time spent searching through the codebook.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions are answered here!

Please get in touch with the South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation 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 South Dakota Electrician license?

ANSWER: The South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation board must license any individual who is engaged in the electrical contracting business or is performing work as an Electrical Contractor, Journeyman Electrician, or Class B Residential Electrician.

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

Electrical Journeyman License:

  • After completing four years (for a total of 8,000 hours) as an apprentice working under an electrical contractor, you will be ready to write the journeyman’s exam.
    • Journeyman to Class B electrician – must have at least two (2) years’ experience working under a Class B electrician or an electrical contractor, with a minimum of one (1) year experience in residential and farmstead wiring.

Electrical Contractor License:

  • It will then take another two years as a journeyman (with a total of 4,000 hours of additional work under a contractor, including a minimum of 2,000 hours of commercial work) to write the electrical contractor’s exam.
    • Class B electrician to Electrical Contractor – must have at least one (1) additional year in commercial wiring under the employment and supervision of a licensed electrical contractor.

QUESTION: Is there reciprocity in South Dakota for the electrician exams?

ANSWER: Click here for a complete list of states that South Dakota has reciprocal license agreements with.

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

ANSWER: You must fill out and submit the Application for an Electrician’s License form to the South Dakota Electrical Commission to be approved to take the exam.

Once your application is approved, you will have 90 days to make arrangements to take the test. 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.

QUESTION: Are there any accommodations for the South Dakota Electrician exams?

ANSWER: If you have a disability that prohibits you from taking the examination under standard conditions, you may request special arrangements.

  • PearsonVUE – Call 1-800-466-0450; send an email to, or submit this form directly to PearsonVUE for special testing services.

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

530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor exam: consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. Test takers have 5 hours to complete the exam. The exam is open-book with authorized materials and computer-based.

531 South Dakota 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.

533 South Dakota Class B Electrician exam: consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Test takers have 3 hours to complete the exam. The exam is open-book with authorized materials and computer-based.

QUESTION: What can I bring to the PearsonVUE 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, basic four-function calculator that is:
    • Limited to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots, and percentages
    • Non-programmable
    • Not capable of storing examination information
    • No ribbon or paper printing capabilities

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

ANSWER: 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.

QUESTION: Why should someone study this course if the South Dakota 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 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 structure of the code and by thoroughly covering each subject appearing on your South Dakota Electrical License Exam.

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

ANSWER: The South Dakota Electrical Contractor, Journeyman Electrician, and Class B Residential Electrical License Exam is based on the 2020 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 2020 National Electrical Code.

South Dakota Electrical Exam Applications

Don’t delay start today. Applicants may not take the exam without prior approval of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. While you wait use our course to study for your exam.

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Free South Dakota Electrician Exam Practice Test

Take the appropriate 25-question free South Dakota Electrician exam, & see where you stand! These free electrician exam practice questions, based on the 2020 NEC, are similar to those on the South Dakota electrician exam.

The South Dakota Electrical 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 2020 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 2020 (NEC) National Electrical Code) to solve one of these South Dakota Electrician Exam quizzes you plan to take.

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