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On-line time based exams for the electrical industry.....

The Electrician Evaluation Exams

    What must be understood with testing is the electrical industry has specialized categories just as the medical field has.  You have a doctor who is a specialist for eyes, kidneys, bones, etc.  It's the same situation in the electrical industry.  We have electricians in construction wiring, service work, maintenance, inspection, designing, engineering, etc.  They must be tested in the category in which they are required to be qualified.  An electrical exam must differentiate in the categories of work.  Test the designers and engineers in their fields, not the electrician.
    The problem in today's testing is they are expecting an electrician that solely works in the oil fields of Kansas to design the service size to a residence and calculate the demand for 50 electric ranges in an apartment building.

    I have produced several electrical exams from selected areas in the electrical field that will identify the knowledge of the applicant taking an exam in the field classification of electrical work they are required to perform.
    These exams will be very beneficial to an electrical contractor wanting to employ a new electrician or an industrial company in need of a maintenance electrician.  To a building department wanting to test an electrician for a license or to hire an electrical inspector.  Test one's knowledge of their daily work in the National Electrical Code. No need to obtain letters from past employers to verify one's electrical experience, as these exams will immediately identify the applicant's past experience in the electrical field.  A false resume will not help the applicant taking these exams.

What knowledge do you expect from the electrical applicant?

These exams are designed to test the applicant on the work they are expected to perform.

  • Construction electrician 25 questions, closed book exam, one hour time limit.
  • Maintenance electrician 25 questions, closed book exam, one hour time limit.
  • Construction electrician 50 questions, closed book exam, two hour time limit.
  • Basic Code Calculations 25 questions, using the 2008 NEC book, two hour time limit.
  • Maintenance electrician 50 questions, closed book exam, two hour limit.
  • Electrical Inspector 25 questions, closed book exam, one hour time limit.
  • Basic Controls 25 questions, closed book exam, one hour time limit.
  • Parts-Tools-Safety 50 questions, closed book exam, one hour time limit.
  • National Electrical Code 25 question exam, using the 2008 NEC book, one hour and thirty minute time limit.
  • The Ultimate Closed Book Exam 115 questions, one  hour and thirty minute time limit.
  • National Electrical Code 50 question exam, using the 2008 NEC book, three hour time limit.

    Too often I hear the electrician make the remark, "I don't know the code that well, but I do my work correctly." My reply is, "If the Code is the minimum standard in which you can install the wiring, and you don't even know the minimum, how do you know you are installing it correctly?"
   These exams from the National Electrical Code are questions on rules that apply in your daily work, rather than questions asked on an electrical exam that most of them don't pertain to your daily work. I have "Electrician Code Calculations Exam" for the basic field calculations expected of an electrician, such as box sizing, conduit fill, wire sizing, etc.
    The "Code Exam" questions are asked "Which of the following is FALSE?"  These Code questions are to be answered open book using your 2008 National Electrical Code Book.  Of the four choices in each question, three will be TRUE and one will be FALSE.  By answering these type of questions, you will be learning the three choices that are TRUE.  I personally feel this is the best way to test an applicant on the Code rules and to improve one's ability to work with the electrical inspector on the job.

   The exam applicant can enroll on line and select the preferred electrical exam category.  After completing the exam it will immediately be graded.

All exams are time based.
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    If desired the exam results can be evaluated personally by Tom Henry.  It is very important to learn and understand the incorrect answers even if you pass an exam.  Example:  If you score with a passing percentage of 76%, the 24% you answered incorrectly can burn, maim, and even kill someone.  He will e-mail the applicants strength and weakness.  It may be the applicant needs to be tested in more than one electrical category.  Suggestions will be made on what areas need to be further studied and what study aids would be beneficial.
    These exams are written to disclose the experience that the applicant has in the chosen category.

    My qualifications to design The Electrician Evaluation Exams and test a person on their electrical knowledge is based on over 55 years in the electrical industry involving five different electrical apprenticeships, nine years as a maintenance electrician, fourteen years in construction, over two years in electrical inspection at Walt Disney World, preparing over 28,000 applicants for their electrical license exam by teaching the National Electrical Code. By designing the "Learn to be an Electrician" program, today as I write, has over 1,600 students enrolled throughout the world.
   As the years pass I'm continually saddened by the questions that are required to be answered by the electrician on examinations as the largest percentage of the questions being asked don't even pertain to the work electricians are performing.
    As I work as an electrical expert in court cases pertaining to personal injury and death, the longer I'm in electrical education the more blinded of how far we have gone from the original intent of why a license was required.  I feel we have reached the point that it's now time to test one's ability to perform their responsible duties based on what they do in their daily work rather than the vague and ambiguous questions being asked today on what most electrician's have never done or will never do as most work is from an already designed blue print in which the job was bid.
    I have received numerous calls and e-mails from contractors in need of an electrical exam that will truly test the applicant on their field knowledge when screening to hire the applicant, or to advance an employee to another entry or apprenticeship level in the electrical field.  In the real world today, one may produce a license and a well rounded resume, but the unanswered question, are they experienced and qualified to perform the work expected?
    There is a difference when hiring an experienced, qualified, and knowledgeable electrician compared to a licensed electrical installer, in court referred to as an electrical worker.
    The major purpose of a license is to protect public health and safety by preventing unqualified people from practicing a given profession or occupation.  Licensing is also a formal and legal way of defining a profession and a means of including in practice those who meet predetermined standards deemed to be necessary for protection of the public.  Ask yourself if the industry is fulfilling the intent of the electrical license?
  • Please note:  I had a lady years ago whom was a bookkeeper and had never connected an electrical wire attend my classes and passed the Journeyman  and Master exam on the first try.  She received her Electrical Contractor's License.
    Several of the questions in The Electrician Evaluation Exams are from my "Learn to be an Electrician" apprenticeship program in which our graduates are expected to pass these electrical exams before receiving a certificate of completion.
    I feel these are the questions that should be asked to test one's ability and to turn out a better and safer product for the building department and the community.
    My goal is to leave the industry better than I found it, and the worst thing a person can do is to do nothing.  The person that believes they can, and the person that believes they can't are both right!
    I want everyone to see these answers and hopefully they memorize them and they never forget "you don't connect the grounded wire to the grounding terminal in a subpanel" and maybe, just maybe it will save a life someday!
    


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1 Hour 25 Question
Construction Closed Book Exam

$25

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Exam and Evaluation
$45

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2 Hour 50 Question
Construction Closed Book Exam

$40

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Exam and Evaluation

$75

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1 Hour 25 Question
Maintenance Closed Book Exam

$25

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Exam and Evaluation
$45

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2 Hour 50 Question
Maintenance Closed Book Exam

$40

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Exam and Evaluation
$75

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1 Hour 25 Question
Basic Control Closed Book Exam

$25

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Exam and Evaluation

$45

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2 Hour 25 Question
 Calculations Open Book Exam  
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Exam and Evaluation

$45

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1 Hour 25 Question
Inspector's Closed Book Exam

$25
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Exam and Evaluation
$45

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1 1/2 Hour 25 Question
Code Open Book Exam

             $25

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Exam and Evaluation
$45

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3 Hour 50 Question
Code Open Book Exam

              $40

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 Exam and Evaluation
 $75

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1 Hour 50 Question
Parts, Tools, and Safety Open Book Exam

$40

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Exam and Evaluation
$75

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1 1/2 Hour 115 Question
 The Ultimate Closed Book Exam

$50

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Exam and Evaluation
$90

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4 Hour 60 Question Open Book Solar Exam
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Exam and Evaluation
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