NASCLA Accredited Trade Exam for Residential Electrical Contractor

This class covers the materials you’ll need to pass the NASCLA Accredited Trade Examination for Residential 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 pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Residential Electrical Contractors 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). This simplifies the licensing requirements for multiple states.

Candidates are expected to follow individual state agency applications to become licensed, in addition to passing a business and law examination (included in this class). 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 Residential Contractor Candidate Information Bulletin available for download from PSI. Find out more about exam fees and create an account with PSI.

NASCLA Accredited Electrical License (Residential) Exam Content Outline

There are 100 questions in this examination. You will need to answer 75 questions correctly in order to pass. You are allowed 270 minutes to complete this examination. That means you’ll only have a couple of minutes for each question, but don’t worry! We’ll prepare you to be able to answer the questions in the time given.

Note: All NASCLA Residential Electrical contractor candidates are required to pass the Business Management and Law for contractors exam in addition to the NASCLA Electrical exam. The Business Management and Law content is included in this class.

The questions will include the following topics:

  1. Theory (9 items)
  2. Personal Jobsite Safety (OSHA, NFPA 70E) (8 items)
  3. Project Design, Estimating, and Measurement (8 items)
  4. Grounding and Bonding (14 items)
  5. Special System and Special Equipment Installations (7 items)
  6. Tools and Equipment (7 items)
  7. Circuit Protection and Installation  (16 items)
  8. Wiring Methods and Practices (17 items)
  9. Equipment for General Use (13 item)
  10. Energy Efficiency/Management (1 item)

Reference Books

There are 11 technical books, and 1 business and law book, required for this exam. For a list of all of the books required for the NASCLA Electrical Exam (Residential), and to purchase a complete set, go to Contractor Book Warehouse. The Residential Business & Law book can be purchase on this page.

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