Pass Your Virginia Journeyman or Master Electrician Exam!

IF YOU ARE TAKING EITHER THE VIRGINIA JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN OR THE MASTER ELECTRICIAN EXAM, YOU NEED THIS COURSE!

VIRGINIA JOURNEYMAN / MASTER ELECTRICIAN LICENSE

Applicants for the Master Electrician license must demonstrate either one year of practical experience as a licensed journeyman in the trade, or ten years of practical experience in the trade verified by individuals who observed the applicant’s work in the trade.

Applicants for the Journeyman Electrician license must demonstrate either four years of practical experience and 240 hours of formal vocational training. Five years of practical experience and 160 hours of formal vocational training. Six years of practical experience and 80 hours of formal vocational training, or Seven or more years of practical experience in the trade and 40 hours of formal vocational training in the trade.

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Get your Virginia Journeyman Electrician or Master Electrician License.

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

Get Licensed! Virginia law requires that all working electricians must be licensed if performing work as a Journeyman Electrician or as a Master Electrician. If you do not possess a current Virginia Electrician license, you may be working illegally.

Complete the appropriate application and submit it to the Virginia Construction Industries Board ASAP.


Get your Virginia Unlimited or Residential Electrical Journeyman License.

IF YOU ARE TAKING THE JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN OR MASTER ELECTRICIAN EXAM, THIS COURSE TEACHES YOU TO PASS YOUR EXAM ON YOUR FIRST ATTEMPT.

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 Virginia 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.

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  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 1200 multiple choice questions taken directly from the 2017 NEC (the basis of the Virginia 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 Virginia 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 – This course covers the Virginia Journeyman & Master Electrician exam.

Study 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 Virginia Electrician exam.

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


Basic Electrical Theory – eBook

Includes
  • 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

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

Navigating The 2017 NEC – eBook

Includes
  • 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

STUDY MODE  |  FLASH CARD MODE  |  CHAPTER TESTS  |  SIMULATED FINAL EXAMS

Access Study Questions and Simulated Exams From Any Device With Internet Access! Online features include 1200+ practice questions, virtual flashcards, chapter exams, and unlimited simulated final exams.

These questions provide the framework for you to practice locating the answers to exam questions through the 2017 NEC Codebook. The process of constantly utilizing the codebook to answer practice questions will build up the speed and code knowledge you need to pass your electrical exam successfully.

Four Modes of study!

  • STUDY MODE This mode covers all Virginia electrical exam questions and answers within our course.  (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location.)
Includes
    • 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 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 actual PSI Electrician exam.
Simulated Finals Are:
    • FULL LENGTH (Same number of questions)
    • TIMED (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 and confidence needed 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 Virginia Journeyman Electrician Exam at home, and online.

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.

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 Virginia Journeyman Electrician license?

ANSWER: The Virginia Board of Contractors must license any individual who is engaged in the electrical contracting business or is performing work as an Electrical Contractor, Journeyman or Master electrician.


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

Requirements are as follows for the following Electrical Licences.

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN: (Choose only one)

  • Four years of practical experience in the trade and 240 hours of formal vocational training in the trade, or.
  • Five years of practical experience in the trade and 160 hours of formal vocational training in the trade,
  • or.
  • Six years of practical experience in the trade and 80 hours of formal vocational training in the trade,
  • or.
  • Seven or more years of practical experience in the trade and 40 hours of formal vocational training in the trade.

MASTER ELECTRICIAN: (Choose only one)

  • One year practical experience working as a Journeyman Electrician, or.
  • Ten years of practical experience in the trade verified by individuals who observed the applicant’s work in the trade.

QUESTION: How do I sign up for the exam?

ANSWER: You must fill out and submit the Board for Contractors TRADESMAN EXAM & LICENSE APPLICATION form to the Virginia Construction Industries Board to be approved to take the exam.

The exam is administered by a third-party testing center, PSI. You can contact PSI with any questions at (800) 733-9267 Hours of operation are 9 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri, (Pacific Time)


QUESTION: How long is the exam?

ANSWER: The Journeyman Electrician exam consists of 70 multiple-choice questions. Test takers have 210 minutes to complete the exam and must correctly answer no less than 49 questions to pass. The exam is open-book with authorized materials and is computer-based.

The Journeyman exam covers the following subjects:

A. Standards of Practice (3 Items)
B. Standards of Conduct (2 Items)
C. Renewal and Reinstatement (2 Items)
D. Definitions (1 Item)
E. Qualification for Licensure (1 Item)
F. Revocation of Licensure (1 Item)
G. General Electrical Knowledge (3 Items)
H. Requirements for Electrical Installations (3 Items)
I. Electrical-Electronic Fundamentals (2 Items)
J. Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits (7 Items)
K. Service and Feeder Requirements (2 Items)
L. Grounding and Bonding (7 Items)
M. Conductors and Cables (7 Items)
N. Raceways and Boxes (8 Items)
O. Special Occupancies (3 Items)
P. Special Equipment (2 Items)
Q. Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting (1 Item)
R. Motors and Controls (5 Items)
S. Utilization Equipment (5 Items)
T. Lighting (2 Items)

The Master Electrician exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions.  Test takers have 270 minutes to complete the exam and must correctly answer no less than 63 questions to pass. The exam is open-book with authorized materials and is computer-based.

The Master Electrician exam covers the following subjects:

A. Standards of Practice (3 Items)
B. Standards of Conduct (2 Items)
C. Renewal and Reinstatement (2 Items)
D. Definitions (1 Item)
E. Qualification for Licensure (1 Item)
F. Revocation of Licensure (1 Item
G. General Electrical Knowledge (4 Items)
H. Requirements for Electrical Installations (4 Items)
I. Electrical-Electronic Fundamentals (5 Items)
J. Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits (9 Items)
K. Service and Feeder Requirements (6 Items)
L. Grounding and Bonding (9 Items)
M. Conductors and Cables (7 Items)
N. Raceways and Boxes (8 Items)
O. Special Occupancies (4 Items)
P. Special Equipment (2 Items)
Q. Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting (2 Items)
R. Motors and Controls (8 Items)
S. Utilization Equipment (6 Items)
T. Lighting (2 Items)
U. General Low Voltage Requirements (1 Item)
V. Communication Systems (1 Item)
W. Fire Detection and Alarms Systems (2 Items)


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 1000 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 Virginia Electrical License Exam.


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

ANSWER: The Virginia Journeyman Electrician 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 Unlimited and Residential Electrical Journeyman License Exam is an open-book code exam. To pass, you must continuously reference the 2017 National Electrical Code.

The following codes and books are permitted to be brought into the testing center.


QUESTION: What else can I bring into the testing center?

ANSWER:

  • 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 2 of the Candidate Information Bulletin.


QUESTION: Where do I go to take my exam?

ANSWER: PSI. Prov maintains six testing locations across Virginia.

For a complete listing, reference pages 7 of the PSI State of Virginia Electrical, Mechanical, Roofing, and Plumbing Examinations – Candidate Information Bulletin.


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXAM:

The Virginia 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.

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Free Virginia Electrician Practice Exam

Pass this 25 question free Virginia Electrician exam, learn where you stand! These free electrician exam practice questions, based on the 2017 NEC, are similar to those on the Virginia journeyman & Master electrician exam.

  • 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 Virginia Electrician exam.


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

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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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__________.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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 __________.

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

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

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

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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?

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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?

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

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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 __________.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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