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Master Electrician
(Part 1)

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board of State Examiners of Electricians

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA  02118
Phone:  (617) 727-9931
Exam Provider
PSI Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855)  834-8745
Exam Type
Exam Content
Subject AreaNo. of
State Specific Electrical Requirements4
General Knowledge6
Grounding and Bonding10
Wiring Methods and Devices15
Low-Voltage Distribution2
Special Occupancies and Equipment10
Overcurrent Protection6
Alarm Systems6
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (minutes):

In addition to the trade-specific examination, you are required to pass the Elerctrical Business and Law Exam

Books Allowed in the Exam
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2020, NFPA
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NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2019, NFPA
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Massachusetts Electrical Code (amendments to the NEC), 527 CMR 12.00
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
Ugly's Electrical References, 2020, George Hart
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American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition, 2021, Frederic Hartwell
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NOTICE:  The PSI bulletin is in error.  You should be using a 2020 version of Ugly's (not a 2008).

Additional Recommended Books

The books listed below are NOT allowed at the exam location

Ferm's Fast Finder Index, 2020, IAEI
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Tom Henry's Key Word Index, 2020, Tom Henry
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We recommend that you purchase one of the reference books above to study for your exam.  Each book is a comprehensive subject index to the NEC.  They provide an even faster way to look up answers in the code and are far more detailed than the index at the end of the code book.

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