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  1. General Electrical Discussion
    I'm wondering what exactly I need to apply for my journeymans test in california, I have 3 years of hours right now and am looking to take the test basically as soon as I can. So I have a year of time to prep. I've tried googling but I'm getting different answers depending on where I go. All...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, name is Reuben! So, I’ve done a lot of different jobs through the years, from bike messenger to horse trainer to bartender to even dive instructor, plus a lot of other things! This year I turned 50, and decided I wanted to go for at least my journeyman license. I’ve got a couple of years...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi there, I’m 18 years old and currently inrolled into a electrical program that’s helps me get my level 1 as well as help me get hired into the union it’s run by IBEW 2085. I was wanting know how I can move from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to the us like Texas, California, or Florida as a...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/where-pge-will-turn-off-power-Wednesday-California-14552778.php My county is the most affected in California. Generator sales are exploding here-abouts. :smile:
  5. PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    Hey everyone, my first time posting. I have a question, how do you get into industrial controls field/ instrumentation? I currently work for a small contractor doing residental/ commercial work mostly service, I just started my 3rd year in the trade. I currently take classes for PLCs at my local...
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello everyone, I was wondering what the process was to get certified in Title 24 in CA (San Francisco.) Is there a certificate program I am supposed to attend? Thanks for your help.
  7. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hello, my name is Luke. I've been an apprentice electrician now for two years. I started off in Michigan and then moved to California after a year. Just recently after living in California for about a year I moved to Texas to be with family for the summer. I worked as an electrician in...
  8. General Electrical Discussion
    Fellow Colleagues! Today I have received my C-10 California Electrical Contractor License for my brand-new corporation, and we have a little celebration here :) I need your help to establish the sound strategy for my business, and looking for mentorship from experienced electrical / other...
  9. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hello everyone, I will be finishing up my enlistment in the military(USAF) in April of 2017 and want to apply to the California apprenticeship programs in San Francisco, San Mateo, Napa and Sacramento. My main concern is how many people apply compared to how many people are accepted. What are...
  10. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello, i just recently moved to SD,CA from NYC and I'm about to take my State Certification test which i just got cleared for. For anybody who doesn't know Its a 100 multiple choice question(nothing hands on, which sucks) i know its based on the NEC 2011 code book but i was wondering if anybody...
  11. Residential Electrical Forum
    When I did some wiring in San Francisco (20 years ago...?) I wasn't allowed to use romex I think because of earthquake codes). When I did some work outside L.A. everything was THHN in plastic conduit (new construction/poured cement) Have things changed? Would it be the same in San Jose? Or...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I just started working for someone here in California, and was wondering about the whole Electrical Trainee program here. I have been researching it as much as possible, and it doesn't seem like it's being enforced anymore. Even the phone number for the Electrician Certification Unit...
  13. General Electrical Discussion
    (Not the best test taker)Wanted to make some flash cards to prepare for the Ca. journeyman test. Any suggestions? I've already started with Chapters, and Articles. Considering some Formulas ie; voltage drop etc. Thanks for your time.
  14. General Electrical Discussion
    Where Can I find a server or website that offers some sort of online practice exams? I took my general electrician certification exam and didnt quite pass.... I heard from a few different people some companies offer online exams that are something like the real thing. does anyone know where I...
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