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We carry the necessary reference materials to prepare for the Utah Residential 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 the Utah Electrical Exams. Please contact us at 1-800-992-1910 for more information. UTAH RESIDENTIAL MASTER ELECTRICIAN SCOPE OF WORK COVERED: A Residential Master Electrician is a person who possesses the training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan, layout, and supervise the wiring, installation, and repair of electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes on residential projects where the voltage does not exceed 250 volts line to line and 125 volts to ground. 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: Documentation of at least 2 years and 4000 hours 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 residential 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 portion 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. 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 exam. 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 Low Voltage and Communications Circuits State Laws and Rules and Safety THEORY EXAM INFORMATION: 50 questions, 1.5-hour time limit. It is a semi-open book exam. CONTENT: Voltage Current Resistance Power Voltage Drop PRACTICAL EXAM INFORMATION: 6 items, 1-hour time limit. It is a closed book exam. CONTENT: WIRING PROJECTS: 120-Volt Motor Wiring Project Doorbell Project Light Switch Project MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION PROJECT CONDUIT BENDING PROJECTS: 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 does not have a reciprocity agreement for this license with any other states. ***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 is not a book. It is a downloadable document that is also allowed into the exam room on test day. To view and/or print this document, simply click on the button following the title. 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: American Electricians Handbook, 14th edition, 2002 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 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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