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We carry the necessary reference materials to prepare for the Utah Master Electrician Exam. We currently have a home study course under development. American Contractors has created a NEC practice exam CD that will help familiarize students with the layout and navigation of the National Electrical Code, which will increase your chances for passing for Utah Electrical Exams. Please contact us at 1-800-992-1910 for more information. UTAH MASTER ELECTRICIAN SCOPE OF WORK COVERED: A Master Electrician is a person who possesses knowledge and skill to design, plan, layout, install, alter, repair, add to, or change electrical conductors, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduit or any part thereof which generates, transforms, or utilizes electrical energy in any form for light, heat, power, or communications. BUSINESS AND LAW: Applicants are no required to pass the business law exam in order to obtain a Master or Journeyman Electrician License. However, it is required to obtain an electrical contractor license. PRE-APPROVAL: The first step in the licensing process is to submit a completed application to the state licensing board to get approved to take the exam. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: An official college transcript documenting at least a bachelors degree from an accredited electrical engineering program AND documentation of at least one year of practical electrical experience as a licensed apprentice electrician. OR Official transcript of an associate degree from an electrical trade school AND documentation of at least two years practical experience as a licensed journeyman electrician. OR A certificate of completion from an approved electrical trade school and documentation of at least 4 years of practical experience as a licensed journeyman electrician NOTE: you do not have to take the practical section of the exam if you previously passed the practical section to obtain the journeyman license. FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS: There are no state mandated minimum financial requirements for this license. EXAM DETAILS: The exam is administered by PSI. The exam fee is $72 for each potion of the exam. You are allowed two attempts to pass the exam, after failing twice you must complete appropriate schooling and regain approval from the board before retesting. The exam is divided into three separate examinations for each license. The code exam, the theory exam, and the practical exam must be passed in order to obtain the license. CODE EXAM consists of code questions. Some will require application of electrical theory and calculations. This is a semi-open book exam. A score of at least 75% is required to pass. THEORY EXAM is based on the application of basic electrical theory, calculations and general knowledge relevant to the industry. This is a semi-open book exam. A score of at least 75% is required to pass. PRACTICAL EXAM is a “hands on” practical exam. You will be tested on the practical knowledge of using conduits, switching, motors and controls, transformers, troubleshooting and general knowledge. This portion is a pass/fail exam. No reference materials are allowed at the test center during this examination. CODE EXAM INFORMATION: 80 questions, 3-hour time limit. It is a semi-open book test. CONTENT: General Knowledge Raceways and Enclosures Services, Feeders and Branch Circuits Overcurrent Protection Conductors and Cables Grounding and Bonding Lighting and General Use Equipment Special Occupancies and Equipment Motors and Controls Low Voltage and Communications Circuits Fire and Intrusion Detection and Alarm Systems Electrical Power State Laws and Rules and Safety THEORY EXAM INFORMATION: 50 questions, 1.5-hour time limit. It is a semi-open book test. CONTENT: Voltage Current Resistance Power Voltage Drop PRACTICAL EXAM INFORMATION: 7 items, 2-hour time limit. It is a closed book exam. CONTENT: WIRING PROJECTS: Motor Control Project Transformer Project Door Bell Project Light Switch Project MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION PROJECT CONDUIT BENDING PROJECT: Complex Bending Project Simple Bending Project ***NOTICE*** CANDIDATES MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE PRACTICAL EXAM: Two 5-foot pieces of ½-inch EMT conduit One ½-inch EMT bender One conduit tester or multi meter One ½-inch conduit reamer One straight blade screwdriver One Phillips screwdriver One pair of long nose pliers One pair of side cut pliers One pair of wire strippers One hacksaw One tape measure BOND / INSURANCE: There is no State mandated bond or insurance requirements for this license. LICENSING FEE: $110 Application processing fee. All electrician licenses expire on November 30th of every even numbered year. Applicants must complete 16 hrs of continuing education to renew their license. 8 hours must be on the current edition of the National Electrical Code. PROCESSING TIME: Applications are processed in the order they are received. Processing time is from 2 to 8 weeks. RECIPROCITY: The state of Utah has a reciprocity agreement with Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming. ***IMPORTANT REFERENCE MATERIAL INFORMATION*** Not all the books listed under Reference Materials on this page are allowed into the exam room on exam day. The following information explains which books are allowed into the exam room and which books are only used to study for the exam. NOTE: Some books are used for more than one exam portion. CODE EXAM PORTION BOOKS ALLOWED INTO THE EXAM: National Electrical Code, 2005 Uglys Electrical References, 2005 ***NOTICE*** The following are not books. They are downloadable documents that are allowed into the exam room on test day. To view and/or print these documents, simply click on the button following the title. Utah amendments to the National Electrical Code, 2005 target="_blank" href="http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r156/r156-56.htm#T29">Click Here To Download. Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act, Title 58, Chapter 55 target="_blank" href="http://www.dopl.utah.gov/laws/58-55.pdf">Click Here To Download. BOOKS NOT ALLOWED INTO THE EXAM: Industrial Motor Control, 5th edition, 2005 Mike Holts Illustrated Guide to Basic Electrical Theory, 2nd edition, 2004 ELECTRICAL THEORY EXAM PORTION BOOKS ALLOWED INTO THE EXAM: Uglys Electrical References, 2005 BOOKS NOT ALLOWED INTO THE EXAM: Industrial Motor Control, 5th edition, 2005 Mike Holts Illustrated Guide to Basic Electrical Theory, 2nd edition, 2004 National Electrical Code, 2005 ***NOTICE*** The following is a downloadable document that is also used to prepare for the exam. To view and/or print this document, simply click on the button following the title. Utah amendments to the National Electrical Code, 2005 target="_blank" href="http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r156/r156-56.htm#T29">Click Here To Download. PRACTICAL EXAM PORTION BOOKS NOT ALLOWED INTO THE EXAM: Conduit Bending Workbook, 1997 Electrical Motor Control, 7th edition, 2003 National Electrical Code, 2005 ***NOTICE*** The following is a downloadable document that is also used to prepare for the exam. To view and/or print this document, simply click on the button following the title. Utah amendments to the National Electrical Code, 2005 target="_blank" href="http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r156/r156-56.htm#T29">Click Here To Download.




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