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Old 09-01-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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I am an electrician in the UK, I will be moving to California in June/July 2012 and taking the CA general electrician exam. Can someone please tell me what NEC book I can expect to be taking the exam on?

I am in the process of trying to find some study materials and want to make sure I order the correct NEC book.

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Old 09-01-2011, 10:24 AM   #2
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Hello,

I am an electrician in the UK, I will be moving to California in June/July 2012 and taking the CA general electrician exam. Can someone please tell me what NEC book I can expect to be taking the exam on?

I am in the process of trying to find some study materials and want to make sure I order the correct NEC book.

Many Thanks

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There using the 2008 http://www.dir.ca.gov/das/electricaltrade.htm

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Thank you, I checked the DAS website and saw that but I also saw this:
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As of Jan 1, 2012 test candidates will be tested on the 2011 NEC. .... License Reciprocity: California State Contractor's Board, the Nevada State License .... •on-the-job experience, as follows: General Electrician: 8000 hours of work for a C-10 ..... Certification exam is offered in two parts: Both parts are open-book exams. ...


I guess I should call them and check

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Where in CA are you moving too?
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I am an electrician in the UK, I will be moving to California in June/July 2012 and taking the CA general electrician exam. Can someone please tell me what NEC book I can expect to be taking the exam on?

I am in the process of trying to find some study materials and want to make sure I order the correct NEC book.

Many Thanks

Chris
You won't be able to take any exams, whether for licensure or just certification until you have 2,000 (I believe) hours as a journeyman verified by an employer (for certification) or 4,000 hours verified for a license. You're gonna just have to get a job with someone for a few years.
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It's on the 2008 NEC.
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Hi,

Thanks for all the replies. I will be moving to San Diego, I lived there back in 2006 for a year and a half, that's where I met my wife, we have been living in the UK for the past 3 years.

I spoke to the DAS and they have said if I get my current employer in the UK to verify I have 8000 hours in the required fields I can take the exam. I was thinking about ordering some study materials from Mike Holt!

Dronai, I don't really follow football (strange I know) most of my mates follow Man U, they had a really good game against Arsenal the other day 8-2!
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I will be moving to San Diego
At least you're moving to one of the best parts of the state.

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