West Virginia Electrical Contractor Exam Prep Courses & Reference Materials

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Overview & Benefits

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In West Virginia, Electrical Contractors are regulated by the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board. Per the WCVLB, “Electrical contractor” means a person, firm, or corporation who engages in the business of electrical work and employs master electricians, journeyman electricians, or other related workers for the construction, alteration, or repair of any electrical wiring, equipment, or systems as defined in the scope of the national electric code.

“Electrical work” means the installation of wires, conduits, apparatus, fixtures, other appliances, equipment, or systems for transmitting, carrying, controlling, or using electricity as defined in the scope of the national electric code.

What's on the Exam?

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Number of Questions  75
Time Allowed 3 Hours
Subject Area # of questions
Electrical Theory/Trade Knowledge 6
3 Phase Theory 1
Definitions 4
Wiring and Protections 10
Range Calculations 3
3 Phase Calculation 2
Wiring Methods 12
Equipment for General Use 6
Special Occupancies 10
Special Equipment 5
Special Conditions 3
Communications Systems 2
Tables and Examples 3
Conduit Fill 2
Service Loads 4
Voltage Drop 2

Approximately 10-14% of questions for this test come from the American Electricians' Handbook and 86-90% of questions for this test come from the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code, 2017.

A score of 70% (53 questions) is required to pass the exam.

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

To ensure you're prepared for the exam, you will need reference materials and our exam prep course. After completing our course curriculum and taking our simulation practice exam, you will have all the skills and tools you need to pass the exam on your first attempt!

Exam Prep Course

Our West Virginia Electrical Contractor 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.

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Book Bundle

The West Virginia Electrical Contractor Exam is open-book. You can bring the approved references listed here into the exam with you.

Tabbing and highlighting the books is part of our course curriculum (tabs sold separately). In a hurry? Purchase our exam-ready pre-tabbed and highlighted book bundle to save yourself hours of tabbing and highlighting.

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Our exam prep tabs help mark commonly referenced sections of books to help save you time locating answers during the timed, open-book exam. We offer a set of tabs for the West Virginia Electrical Contractor exam book bundle.

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License Requirements

Steps to obtaining your license

All West Virginia Contractor License applicants are also required to take and pass the West Virginia Business and Law exam as well as submit a license application for approval. In addition, Electrical Contractors must also hold a Master Electrician license before applying for an Electrical Contractor license.

If you need help navigating the licensing process, we have state license specialists that can help. Sign up for a 30-minute Contractor Licensing Start-Up Consultation today!

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