Virginia Electrician (ELE) Exam Prep Courses & Reference Materials

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Overview & Benefits

Virginia Electrician (ELE) Exam Prep Services & Materials

We offer everything you need to prepare for the Virginia ELE, or ELEC, Journeyman Electrician and Master Electrician exams.

To prepare for the exam, you will need books and tabs as well as our exam prep course. We also give the option to purchase pre-tabbed and highlighted books, saving you valuable hours of highlighting the information within the books yourself.

The Master and Journeyman Electrician Exams use the same references. See each exam's content area breakdown below, or the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin here for a summary of content for each exam.

"Electrical contractors" (Abbr: ELE) means those individuals whose contracts include the construction, repair, maintenance, alteration, or removal of electrical systems. This classification provides for all work covered by the electrical provisions of the USBC including electronic/communication service contracting (ESC) and fire alarm systems contracting (FAS) specialties. A firm holding an ELE license is responsible for meeting all applicable individual license and certification regulations.

  • Journeyman” means a person who possesses the necessary ability, proficiency, and qualifications to install, repair and maintain specific types of materials and equipment, utilizing a working knowledge sufficient to comply with the pertinent provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and according to plans and specifications.
  • Master” means a person who possesses the necessary ability, proficiency, and qualifications to plan and lay out the details for installation and supervise the work of installing, repairing, and maintaining specific types of materials and equipment utilizing a working knowledge sufficient to comply with the pertinent provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

What's on the Exam?

Virginia Electrician (ELE) Exam Content & Details

Exam # of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
Journeyman Electrician Journeyman Electrician 70 49  210 minutes
Master Electrician 90 63 270 minutes
Subject Area # of Questions: Journeyman Exam # of Questions: Master Exam
Standards of Practice 3 3
Standards of Conduct 2 2
Renewal and Reinstatement 2 2
Definitions 1 1
Qualification for Licensure 1 1
Revocation of Licensure 1 1
General Electrical Knowledge 3 4
Requirements for Electrical Installations 3 4
Electrical-Electronic Fundamentals 2 5
Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits 7 9
Service and Feeder Requirements 2 6
Grounding and Bonding 7 9
Conductors and Cables 7 7
Raceways and Boxes 8 8
Special Occupancies 3 4
Special Equipment 2 2
Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting 1 2
Motors and Controls 5 8
Utilization Equipment 5 6
Lighting 2 2
General Low Voltage Requirements 1 1
Communication Systems 1 1
Fire Detection and Alarms Systems 1 2

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

Exam Prep Course

Our Virginia Electrician Exam Prep Course is an online, pre-recorded course you can complete at your own time and pace. Courses are delivered digitally, so you can start the course immediately upon purchase.

We offer exam-taking tips and tricks, an overview of important topics to know within the references for the exam, practice test questions and answers, and a real-life simulation practice test that matches the exam content areas and time limit.

You can see more about our Virginia Journeyman Electrician Exam Prep Course here and our Virginia Master Electrician Exam Prep Course here.

Book Bundle

The Virginia Electrical Contractor (ELE) Exam is an open-book exam. You may bring the approved references listed here into the exam with you. We also offer pre-tabbed and highlighted books as well to save you the time of tabbing and highlighting the book yourself.

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Our 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.

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License Requirements

Meet all licensing requirements

All Virginia Contractor Applicants are still required to meet other state licensing regulations in order to obtain a license. All applicants must complete the Mandatory 8-Hour Pre-License Course and submit a license application to DPOR. Class A and Class B Applicants must also take and pass a business law exam before submitting a license application to DPOR.

We offer exam prep services and materials for the Virginia Contractors Class A/B Exam as well as Contractor License Application Fulfillment Services.

Haven't taken the mandatory 8-Hour Pre-License Course? Get started today on our partner site, Virginia Exam Training!

You can find more information about the Virginia Business Law Exam here.