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(7-13) Electrical Transmission Lines

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Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors
600 North Street
Baton Rouge, LA  70802
Phone:  (225) 765-2301
Exam Type
Exam Content
Content Outline% of
Overhead Lines16
Electrical Knowledge16
Distribution Transformers12
Grounding Methods10
Electrical Supply Stations10
Underground Lines8
Equipment & Safety8
Service Drops and Laterals6
Poles & Structures4
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Scope of Work

Construction, installation, maintenance or repair of electrical transmission and distribution lines, poles and towers for outside plant.  Also includes electrical power substations and all internal components, including transformers, circuit breakers, reclosers, switches, fuses, rigid, strain, and overhead bus structures, insulators, wave jumpers, wave traps, and related electrical transmission towers within or leading directly to the substation.

Books Allowed in the Exam

NOTE:  It is not necessary to read all of the books in order to pass the examination.  Rather, this list is intended to suggest what types of books might be useful in helping to acquire the basic knowledge needed to perform this type of work.

Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 11th Edition, Shoemaker & Mack
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American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition, 2021, Frederic Hartwell
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National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2008, NFPA
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National Electrical Safety Code (ANSI C2‑2017), 2017, IEEE
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Alternating Current Fundamentals, 7th Edition, John Duff, Stephen Herman
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