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A Guide to the Electrical Contractor’s Exam

Be prepared for the Electrical Contractor's Exam with this helpful guide

A Guide to the Electrical Contractor’s Exam

Price: $52.95

Product Code: 9781418064105

ISBN: 9781418064105


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Cengage

Experienced professional electricians, apprentices and electrical contractors wishing to obtain an electrical contractor’s license can rely on this superb study tool for help in preparing for and passing the exam the first time! This easy-to-follow, user-friendly approach is at the heart of our unique book to explore both the electrical and business law components emphasizing preparation using the National Electric Code. Our helpful reference material and explanations of relevant topics to the National Electrical Code and the Employer’s Tax Guide are also featured throughout the text. The content within the book includes answers in the back and opportunities for readers to demonstrate their knowledge through practice exams that closely mimic actual exam conditions.


  • A realistic, 100-question practice exam combines all the elements of the exam day experience for the most comprehensive preparation available
  • An inclusive answer key is given in the Appendix with detailed explanations of each solution
  • Multiple examples and practice problems are solved step-by-step and feature easy-to-understand, full explanations for a more enhanced learning experience
  • All the major portions of the exam are covered, circuits, special equipment, including theory, calculations and business law

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Electrical Theory
  • Chapter 3. Branch Circuit and Conductor Ampacity
  • Chapter 4. Conduit and Box Fill Calculations
  • Chapter 5. Residential Load Calculations
  • Chapter 6. Commercial Load Calculations
  • Chapter 7. Motor Calculations
  • Chapter 8. Transformer Calculations
  • Chapter 9. Motor Control Circuits
  • Chapter 10. Special Equipment and Locations
  • Chapter 11. Business Law Review
  • Chapter 12. Practice Exam

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