NASCLA Accredited Examination for Journeyman Electricians

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Overview & Benefits

NASCLA Nationally Accredited Electrical Examination Program

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) created a standardized accredited examination to take place of individual state licensing exams for Electricians. Electrical Exam Candidates applying to any accepting state agency can opt to take the NASCLA Electrical Exam in lieu of their state's specific licensing exam.

Once a candidate passes the NASCLA Electrical Exam through an administering state agency, they will not need to take another licensing exam if they are applying for licensure with any of the other participating state agencies.

A Journeyman Electrician is an individual who has demonstrated capacity in the knowledge and skills needed to properly perform the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical work conforming to applicable standards and codes. 

What's on the Exam?

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# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
100 70 (70%) 270 minutes
Subject Area # of Questions
Interpreting Plans and Specifications  6
Basic Electrical Safety 8
Electrical Theory and Principles  10
Testing and Troubleshooting 7
General Code Requirements 15
Wiring and Protection 18
Wiring Methods and Materials 16
Equipment for General Use 10
Special Occupancies and Special Equipment  8
Special Conditions and Communication Systems  2

You can also refer to the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin here for more information on testing policies.

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

Exam Prep Course

Our NASCLA Journeyman Electrical Contractor Exam Prep Course is an online, pre-recorded course that you can complete at your own time and pace. The online course includes access to instructor-led videos on exam-taking strategies, overviews of electrical theories/concepts, book highlighting instructions, and practice test questions and answers.

Our online course also includes access to a simulation practice test, set up just like the real exam!

All our courses are delivered digitally, meaning you can begin preparing for your exam immediately after you place your purchase. Additionally, our courses are backed by a No-Pass, No-Pay Guarantee!

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Book Bundle

The NASCLA Accredited Exam for Journeyman Electricians is an open-book exam. You can bring in approved reference manuals and may mark your books with permanent tabs and highlights/underlining. Please note no handwritten notes are allowed in books, and if you make notes in your books you may not be allowed to bring them into the exam.

You can find the approved references for the NASCLA Accredited Exam for Journeyman Electricians in a convenient bundle at the link below. 

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Our NASCLA Journeyman Electrician Exam prep tabs help mark the commonly referenced sections of the books used in the exam. Don't waste time flipping through your books in the timed exam - our tabs help you to be able to quickly reference important material in your books and move on to the next question without wasting valuable time.Tabbing and highlighting your books is part of our exam prep curriculum. In a hurry? Check out our exam-ready tabbed and highlighted book bundle here.

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License Requirements

Steps to obtaining your license

All NASCLA Electrical licensees are still required to meet other state licensing regulations specific to their state.

These requirements often include taking a State Business Law Exam and submitting a Contractor License Application. We offer business law exam prep courses and materials as well as License Application Fulfillment Services.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where do I take the NASCLA accredited examination for journeyman electricians?

Individuals looking to take the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Journeyman Electricians must apply to an administering state agency for approval. At this time, the Missouri Office of Statewide Electrical Contractors administers theNational NASCLA Master/Unlimited Electrical Contractor Exam and the National NASCLA Journeyman Electrician Exam.

What states accept the NASCLA accredited examination for journeyman electricians?

The following agencies accept NASCLA Accredited Examination for Journeyman Electricians transcripts for applicants who have already passed the exam from another administering agency:

  • Alabama Electrical Contractors Board
  • District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors
  • Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Electricians Licensing Board
  • Virginia Board for Contractors, Department of Professional and Occupational Licensing

Applicants who have taken and passed the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Journeyman Electricians can supply their exam transcripts with their application instead of taking the state Electrician exam. Please note all other state licensing requirements still apply.

Is the NASCLA accredited electrical examination program considered a national license?

No. The NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program is considered a shared standard for examinations but does not serve as a 'National License'. You will still be required to meet local licensing requirements before becoming a licensed electrician in your state/jurisdiction.