Electrician Work Is Serious Business

It’s not easy to be an electrician. There’s more to just fixing broken appliances and connecting wires. Electricians go through several written tests to obtain a license, and they have to follow a Code. After all, their work should be competent to ensure public safety and health. In order to guard the public and prevent unqualified people from performing such an important job, licenses are required.

An northern beaches electrician license is a formal and legal document. The government has the power to suspend or revoke the licenses of electricians who perform illegal or immoral jobs. The licenses have to be renewed, and improper use can bring forth automatic termination of the license. The requirements and testing procedures for getting this certification vary from one area or state to another.

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Generally, you are required to have work experience before you can take a test. You should work in compliance with the law for a specified number of hours, and under a master electrician in ivanhoe, who will then verify for your qualifications by signing an affidavit stating so. The state licensing board will then validate your credentials and afterwards, schedule an exam for you.

The exam is not easy, especially if you don’t prepare for it. Written exams test your knowledge of electrical theory, the NEC or National Electrical Code, and any local electric construction codes. The NEC is updated every three years. During exams, you are allowed to bring your copy of NEC (make sure it’s the most recent copy) and maybe other books like the NEC Handbook, American Electrician’s Handbook, Ferm’s Fast Finder and others.

Definitely bring in whatever is permitted. Your state may allow you to bring a set of index tabs installed on your Code book. If so, do that. Using tabs is a great timesaver. Also expect to be allowed to bring a calculator, pencils, scratch paper, and similar test items. Highly programmed electronic calculators that can solve problems based on the NEC are usually not allowed. Just use simple calculators.

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Expect to spend a lot of time studying. About 15 hours a week for a year of studying should suffice. When you’re working with a journeyman’s license already, make sure to do everything up to Code. Example, if you are running EMT, check out Article 358 and follow all Code requirements. Your work experience will help you answer the questions in the exam.

Don’t trouble yourself with memorizing the Code. It’s unnecessary and most people can’t memorize it. The best course of action you can take is to learn the structure of the Code so you can immediately locate the answers. Instead of memorizing the whole thing, memorize chapter headings and learn how to use the Table of Contents and Index. Through this, you will know where to look for the answers right away, and thus save time for harder questions.

It is recommended that you also memorize the internal structures of some articles. Such articles include 240 Overcurrent Protection, 250 Grounding and Bonding, and 430 Motors, Motor Circuits and Controllers. If you’re thoroughly familiarized with the Code structure, you will be able to pinpoint the right page that contains the answers to questions immediately. With this help, you can surely pass the electrician exam.

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An apprentice electrician at the Tshwane Metro Council accused of involvement in the hijacking and murder of a metro police officer, was on Tuesday granted bail of R2 000 in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court. This was after the State indicated that it …