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Hey guys, I'm a 2nd year apprentice and was wondering if it would be at all beneficial for me to go ahead and take the masters exam. I bought Mike Holt's "Basic Electrical Theory" package and have been going over it thoroughly, along with my apprenticeship curriculum.
I was thinking of buying his exam prep package, and going ahead and preparing for that too but would like some advice from professionals. I've asked some journeymen at work and have yet to receive a solid answer.
 

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Unless your state is light years behind in its licensing requirements you won't even be able to take your jw test let alone the masters test. I'd just focus on being a good apprentice if I were you
 

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I think the answer depends on what you want to do (i.e. work for someone else or open your own business?), and what's required for your specific location.

In Tennessee there appears to be licensing at both the state and local levels. At the state level you could get an LLE licensed which is good for projects where the cost is less than $25,000. However, an LLE may not be accepted by certain local codes and you should verify the requirements for your location first. For projects greater than $25,000 it appears you would need a CE license which is accepted statewide, although you may still have to pay local fees.

http://www.tn.gov/regboards/contractors/electrician.shtml
 

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Unless your state is light years behind in its licensing requirements you won't even be able to take your jw test let alone the masters test. I'd just focus on being a good apprentice if I were you
Very true, he likely has a long way to go first.

travis13, most states require someone to hold a journeyman's license for a certain number of years before they are even eligible to sit for the master's exam. And typically in order to become a journeyman you must first complete a minimum of four years (8,000 hrs.) and some schooling to be eligible to sit for the journeyman's exam.
 
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