Nebraska Electrician Exam

Need of a License:  Master and journeyman electricians need a license to work in Nebraska.
 
Who Grants a License:  Electrician licenses are granted by the Nebraska State Electrical Board.
 
Qualifications Needed to Receive a License:
 
Electrical Contractor: A candidate must have a four-year electrical engineering degree from an accredited college and have at least one year of experience as a journeyman electrician or a licensed journeyman electrician, or five years’ experience in electrical planning and installation.
 
Journeyman Electrician: A candidate must present evidence of completion of a four-year apprenticeship in electrical construction work or three years’ experience plus a post-high school degree in electrical wiring with a degree in Electrical Technology.  Electrical experience gained in military service counts toward one year of work experience.
 
Exam Requirements:  A candidate for a master electrician license or a journeyman electrician license must pass the Electrical Contractor Exam or the Journeyman Electrician Exam, respectively.
 
How to Apply for the License:
 
The electrical contractor license application form can be found at Exam Application.
 
The journeyman electrician license application form can be found at Exam Application.
 
Test Content:
 
Electrical Contractor Exam - The electrical contractor exam consists of 50 questions with a time limit of 3 hours.  A candidate needs at least a 76% grade to pass.
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • 2014 National Electrical Code beginning with the 8/19/14 Omaha exam.
  • Basic Electricity
  • Nebraska State Electrical Act
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Emergency Circuits, Including Fire Alarm Circuits
Other topics may also be included.  Applicants are encouraged to have a thorough knowledge of the National Electrical Code.

Journeyman Electrician Exam: The journeyman electrician exam consists of 50 questions with a time limit of 3 hours.  A candidate needs at least a 76% grade to pass.
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • Basic Electricity
  • Nebraska State Electrical Act
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Emergency Circuits, Including Fire Alarm Circuits
Other topics may also be included.  Applicants are encouraged to have a thorough knowledge of the National Electrical Code.

For more information about the test, see the Examination Administration Candidate Booklet.
 
Fees:  There is an examination fee.
 
Who Administers the Test:  Nebraska Licensing Board.  More information can be found here.
 
License Renewal Requirements:  Your license must be renewed by December 31 of even numbered years.
 
Applicable Code:  NEC 2014, unless a local jurisdiction requires a more stringent code.

 
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To prepare for your electrician exam, use the following two practice exams by Ray Holder (Master Electrician and Certified Electrical Trade Instructor) which have 300 questions with fully explained answers:For more information on licensing and exam prep, go to Tests.com's Journeyman and Master Electrician Test Guide.

And take Tests.com's free Journeyman Electrician Practice Test and the Master Electrician Practice Test.

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