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  • Rhode Island Electrical License (Master/Journeyman) – NEC Exam Review

    $164.99

    A master license requires six years of experience and hold a journeyman license for at least two years. A journeyman license requires four years of apprentice electrical experience. Our complete exam review includes practice tests, highlighting guides, calculations, test taking tips and instructor support. Our electrical practice includes over 400 real NEC questions. Each time you take the practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course c…

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Requirements To Complete

About This License

  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand and power tools.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Construct and fabricate parts, using hand tools and specifications.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Fasten small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.
  • Maintain current electrician's license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • A master license requires six years of experience and hold a journeyman license for at least two years.
  • A journeyman license requires four years of apprentice electrical experience.

Applying For Your License

If you have a master license in another state that you got by passing an exam, you can use it to qualify to take the Rhode Island exam. If you have an electrical license in another state, you can apply with the Department to use it to qualify to take the Rhode Island journeyman exam.

Exam Details

  • $75 test fee
  • Topics 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; overcurrent protection; and high voltage.

Books and References for the Exam

These books are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Only the following materials are permitted for examinations:

  • National Electrical Code Book (Current Edition)

Exam Review Education

Our complete exam review includes practice tests, highlighting guides, calculations, test taking tips and instructor support. Our electrical practice includes over 400 real NEC questions. Each time you take the 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

15 hours required upon renewal.

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How It Works

1

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

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

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