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Pursuing a career in the Electrical field? Study at home for your Nevada Electrical license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

  • Nevada Electrical Contractor (C-2)


    This course covers information regarding the Nevada C-2 exam. In this course you will find:

    • Highlighting guides
    • Practice quizzes
    • Math and Calculations
    • Test Taking Tips
    • Instructor Support
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  • State Licensed Contractor Application Processing

    Nevada Application Processing


    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the Nevada Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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Requirements To Complete

About This License

A person who has a license designated classification C-2 may install any electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatuses, raceways and conduits.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • To qualify to become a licensed contractor you must have the experience and skills necessary to manage the daily activities of a construction business, including field supervision. Or, you must be represented by someone else with the necessary experience and skills, who serves as your qualifying individual.
  • You must have at least four years of experience to qualify. Credit for experience is given only for experience at a journeyman level or as a foreman, supervising employee or contractor.
  • The contractor or other person who will act as the qualifying individual must have had, within the ten years immediately before the filing of the application, at least four full years of experience at a journeyman level, or as a foreman, supervisor, or contractor in the classification for which you are applying.
  • You must submit a current financial statement (statement) with the application.
  • Each contractor’s license issued in the State of Nevada requires a license bond. The Nevada State Contractors Board determines the amount of the bond at the time of license approval.  The bond can vary in amount from $1,000 to $500,000. When determining the amount of bond required, the Board will consider the type of license requested, monetary limit granted, past, present or future financial responsibility, experience, and character of the applicant.

Applying For Your License

Obtain an Application for a Contractor’s License from any office of the Nevada State Contractors Board or by telephone from the Nevada State Contractors Board’s 24-hour automated public information line at (775) 688-1141 or (702) 486-1100, or via the Nevada State Contractors Board Web site, www.nscb.state.nv.us. Submit the application, the application processing fee ($300), and all required documents to either office the Nevada State Contractors Board.

Exam Details

  • The testing company is PSI (1-800-733-9267)
  • 80 questions and 4 hour time limit
  • 70% is required to pass the exam
  • Topics on the exam include general electrical knowledge, service, feeders, and branch circuits, grounding and bonding, conductors and cables, raceways and boxes, special occupancies and equipment, electrical power, motors, low voltage, lighting, illuminated signs, fire detection and alarm systems, safety information, transmission lines and overcurrent protection.
  • Exam fee is $95 for the trade or $140 for both the trade and the Contract Managment Survey Exam
  • *Contract Managment Survey Exam is also required to be passed.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted.

  • 2011 NEC
  • 2013 NFPA 72

The following reference materials are NOT allowed in the examination.

  • Ugly’s Electrical Reference
  • OSHA 1926
  • 2012 National Electrical Safety Code
  • Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook

Exam Review Education

We offer review for the Electrical Contractor (C-2) exam in home study/tutorial format. The program takes you through each one of the reference books allowed into the exam. The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. Each time you take a practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. Therefore, you will never see the same test twice, guaranteeing you the best review possible for your examination.

Continuing Education

Depends on your jurisdiction.

Reciprocity Agreement

There are some limited agreements with Arizona, California, and Utah. This applies to trade examinations only. Contact the Nevada State Contractors Board for more information.

How It Works


Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).


Purchase Exam Prep materials.


Schedule and pass your state exams.


Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.