South Dakota Electrician Exam

Need of a License: Master and journeyman electricians need a license to work in ­­South Dakota.
 
Who Grants a License:  Electrician licenses are granted by the South Dakota Electrical Commission.
 
Qualifications Needed to Receive a License:
 
Electrical Contractor: A candidate must have 6 years’ experience, 2 of them as a journeyman electrician.  The candidate must also pledge an understanding deposit of $10,000 as well as a yearly $50 undertaking fee.
 
Journeyman Electrician: A candidate must have at least 4 years’ experience, 1½ years of which may be obtained at a recognized trade school. A biennial license renewal fee of $40 is required.
 
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 South Dakota Electrical Commission. The telephone to reach the commission is 800.233.7765 or 605.773.3573.
 
The application can be found at Online License Application or Printable License Application.
 
Test Content:
 
Electrical Contractor
 
The test covers the following subject areas:
  • General Knowledge
  • Services and Service
  • Feeders
  • Branch Circuits
  • Wiring Methods and Materials
  • Equipment and Devices
  • Control Devices
  • Motors and Generators and Special Occupancies
  • Equipment and Conditions
Journeyman
 
The test covers the following subject areas:
  • General Knowledge
  • Services and Service
  • Feeders
  • Branch Circuits
  • Wiring Methods and Materials
  • Equipment and Devices
  • Control Devices
  • Motors and Generators and Special Occupancies
  • Equipment and Conditions
Fees:  There is an examination fee.
 
Who Administers the Test:  South Dakota DLR  800.233.7765
 
License Renewal Requirements: Licenses must be renewed by June 30th of even-numbered years.
 
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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