California Journeyman's Electrician Test Preparation Course

These tests are tutorial type that direct users to the answers and code references where applicable.   There are 42 tests for a total of 620 questions. The first 20 tests consists of 20 questions each for a total of 400 questions.   The 2011 NEC change material consists of 22 tests with 10 questions in each test for a total of 220 questions.  All quizzes are interactive and self grading and many questions include additional Web References, Hints, and Text References.  

This course covers a wide range of electrical subjects including NEC code rules, code calculations, and electrical theory.  Material used in this course came from the McGraw Hill Handbook on the National Electrical Code (NEC), the NFPA Handbook on the NEC, Thomas Harman's Guide to the National Electrical Code, Ugly's Electrical Reference, Joe McPartland's Test Yourself on Electrical Calculations, the State of Colorado Journeyman's Tests, the State of Alaska Journeyman's Tests, and an Electrician Test Preparation seminar conducted in Los Vegas, Nevada that cost over $500 to attend.  The author, Gerald Newton, assembled this material over a period of 37 years and was privileged to have access to much of the material while working as a State of Alaska Electrical Inspector from 1988 to 1996. 

This course is is in process of being updated to the 2011 NEC which is now the State of California's minimum standard.  In the 2011 NEC the Title to Table 310.16 has been changed to Table 310.15(B)(16) and the ambient derating factors that were found at the bottom of this table are now in a new Table, Table 310.15(B)(2)(a).  This has resulted in many changes for reference material as used in the Hints and Text References for questions on ampacity.

Over the years I have received many emails thanking me for this course.  The material has been used to help  journeyman electricians pass tests for Alaska, Colorado, and California. 

The 2011 NEC is no longer available from the State of California because of litigation.

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