New Hampshire Electrician Exam

Need of a License: Master and journeyman electricians need a license to work in ­­New Hampshire.
 
Who Grants a License: Electrician licenses are granted by the New Hampshire Electrician’s Examining Board.
 
Qualifications Needed to Receive a License
 
Master Electrician: A candidate must have completed at least 8,000 hours of training on the job while supervised by a master electrician before taking the Master Electrician Examination.
 
A candidate must also have at least one of the following:
  • 576 hours of electrical schooling in blocks of 144 hours per year
  • An associate or higher degree in an electrical curriculum
  • 10 years’ experience as a journeyman or master electrician licensed in another jurisdiction
  • Successful completion of the journeyman or master exam in New Hampshire previously
  • Up to 2,000 hours of school time in prescribed courses in electrical installations at an approved school may count towards the practical experience requirement.
  • Successful completion of the journeyman examination and 2,000 hours’ experience as a journeyman in performing electrical installations prior to the exam.
Journeyman Electrician: A candidate must have completed at least 8,000 hours of training on the job while supervised by a master electrician before taking the Journeyman Electrician Examination.
 
A candidate must also have at least one of the following:
  • 576 hours of electrical schooling in blocks of 144 hours per year
  • An associate or higher degree in an electrical curriculum
  • 10 years’ experience as a journeyman or master electrician licensed in another jurisdiction
  • Successful completion of the journeyman or master exam in New Hampshire previously
  • Up to 2,000 hours of school time in prescribed courses in electrical installations at an approved school may count towards the practical experience requirement.
Exam Requirements:  A candidate for a master electrician license or a journeyman electrician license must pass the Master Electrician Examination or the Journeyman Electrician Examination, respectively.
 
How to Apply for a License:  A candidate for licensure must complete/send an application to the New Hampshire Joint Board. The telephone number to reach the department is (603) 271-2219.

The master electrician license application form can be found here: License Application.
 
The journeyman electrician license application form can be found here: License Application.
 
Test Content:
 
Master Electrician Exam – The master electrician exam consists of 50 questions on the NEC; 50 questions on practical electrical installations RSA 319-C:2, III; and 25 questions on RSA 319-C and the board's administrative rules.  A candidate needs at least a 70% grade to pass.
 
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • General Knowledge
  • 2014 National Electrical Code Services and Service Equipment
  • Feeders
  • Control Devices
  • Motors and Generators
  • Special Occupancies, Equipment, and Conditions
  • Administrative
  • Branch Circuits and Conductors
  • RSA 319-C Wiring Methods and Materials
  • Equipment and Devices
Journeyman Electrician Exam – The journeyman exam consists of 50 questions on the NEC and 50 questions on practical electrical installations RSA 319-C:2, III.  A candidate needs at least a 70% grade to pass.
 
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • General Knowledge
  • 2014 National Electrical Code Services and Service Equipment
  • Feeders
  • Control Devices
  • Motors and Generators
  • Special Occupancies, Equipment, and Conditions
  • Administrative
  • Branch Circuits and Conductors
  • RSA 319-C Wiring Methods and Materials
  • Equipment and Devices
For more information about the text, see the Candidate Booklet.
 
Fees:  There is an examination fee.
 
Who Administers the Test:  New Hampshire Electricians’ Board
 
License Renewal Requirements: Licenses must be renewed every third year before the last day of the month of the licensee's birth.
 
Applicable Code:  NEC 2014
 
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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.

For electrician exam preparation products and services, such as study guides, practice tests, flashcards and courses, go to Tests.com's Journeyman Electrician Exam and Master Electrician Exam listings.
 

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