NASCLA Accredited Trade Exam for Commercial Electrical Contractor

This class covers the materials you’ll need to pass the NASCLA Accredited Trade Examination for Commercial Electrical Contractors.

The NASCLA Accredited Examination Program was designed to assist contractors and tradesmen who wish to be licensed in multiple states by offering one test that is recognized in all states. Candidates who take and pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination can electronically send their transcripts to locations that accept the examination instead of their state specific trade portion by using the NASCLA’s National Examination Database (NED), reducing multiple licensing requirements.

Candidates are expected to follow individual state agency applications to become licensed, in addition to taking a business and law examination. The information you’ll need to pass the business and law examination is included in this seminar. If you are unsure if this examination will meet your specific license requirements in a participating state, please contact the state directly to confirm. A complete list of participating state agencies can be found on NASCLA’s website.

Taken from the Commercial Contractor Candidate Information Bulletin. Find out more about exam fees and create an account with PSI.

NASCLA Accredited Electrical License (Commercial) Exam Content Outline

There are 100 questions from the 9 domains included in this exam. You will need to answer 75 questions correctly in order to pass. You are allowed 270 minutes to complete the exam, that breaks down to 2.7 minutes per question. We’ll prepare you to be able to answer the questions in the time given.

Note: All Electrician – Commercial contractor candidates are required to pass the Business Management and Law for contractors examination and the Electrician examination. The Business Management and Law content is included in this class.

  1. Project Design & Management (8 items)
  2. Safety (9 items)
  3. Electrical Theory and principles (11 items)
  4. General Code Requirements (17 items)
  5. Wiring and Protection (17 items)
  6. Wiring Methods & Materials (16 items)
  7. General Equipment Use (13 items)
  8. Special Occupancies, Special Equipment, and Special Conditions (8 items)
  9. Communication Systems (1 item)

Reference Books

There are 13 technical books and 1 SC Law book required for the NASCLA Commercial Electrical exam. For a list of all of the required electrical books, and to purchase a complete set, go to Contractor Book Warehouse. The SC Law book can be purchased here.

Upcoming NASCLA Commercial Electrical exam prep classes in South Carolina will be available in December 2019.