North Carolina Electrical Contractor License
The program includes over 500 separate practice test questions including some for each year of the code book (2011, 2014, 2017, or 2020):
- Wiring and Protection
- Wiring Methods and Materials
- Equipment for General Use
- Special Occupancies
- Special Equipment
- Special Conditions
- Communications System
Highlights and Calculations covering:
- Ohm’s Law
- NEC Highlights
- Box Fill
- Load Calculations
- Transformer Voltage
- Winding Turns
Books and References for the Exam
The examinations are OPEN BOOK. The references listed below are the ONLY references allowed in the examination center. References shall be softbound, spiral, or hardbound. Loose leaf references are not allowed. Candidates are responsible for bringing their own references to the examination center.
Reference Materials to bring to testing center:
- The National Electrical Code, 2017 edition.
- National Fire Alarm Code, 2013 edition (Limited, Intermediate, Unlimited, SP -SFD and SP -FA/LV).
Applying for Licensure
After successfully passing a qualifying examination applicants for electrical contracting license in any of the license classifications MUST:
1. Submit a completed application for the license classification desired
2. Submit the appropriate annual license fee
3. Furnish the name, signature and social security number of at least one person to serve as the listed qualified individual for the applicant’s license.
Exams are give by PSI and all testing center information can be found at https://www.psionline.com. Examination Fee: ALL CLASSIFICATIONS: $90.00
Exams are based on the following
- Electrical Contractors Licensing Law: General Statutes Chapter 87, Article 4 and Title 21(found in our Exam Information Handbook)
- North Carolina Administrative Code Chapter 18B (found in our Exam Information Handbook)
- National Electrical Code (NEC), 2017 Edition (available at www.nfpa.org)
- NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management-North Carolina Electrical Edition (available at www.nascla.org)
- National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA72), 2013 Edition (available at www.nfpa.org)