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    Quote Originally Posted by fmtjfw View Post
    Did you take the WV test?

    Beats me But it is not an easy test. Going from averaging 92 on the prep tests to 80 on the actual test may give you an idea.

    Another point of comparison: both Journeyman's and Master's tests are allotted 4 hours.
    When I took the Journeyman's I completed it in less that 2 hours and got a 94.
    Most open book test are harder, but it seems they give you a lot of ammunition to work with!! But, I trust that your knowledge of the test is better than my assumption.
    Reward the hard worker and drop the buddy buddy slacks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmtjfw View Post
    I am retired. I'll probably continue to do a few jobs as they come. I have some possibilities at a TV station. I'm also planning to take the Residential, Commercial, and possibly Plans Review Inspectors tests.
    That sounds good>>>Retirement, and the opportunity!!! Having a Residential Electricians license is a waste of time in my view—too many limits to career opportunity!!! Seems industrial and utility related fields are more rewarding.Where commercial has much better perks over residential. I see a few opportunities on a regular for electricians with PLC experience. Never see anything for residential!!! When the resi industry was in boom—it seemed rewarding, but the truth of the matter is: You will be better served to go commercial, industrial, or utility—with more favor towards industrial and utility!!! Seems the utility end is a lot harder to reach!!!! Just my opinion!!!
    Reward the hard worker and drop the buddy buddy slacks!!!

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    Another point of comparison: both Journeyman's and Master's tests are allotted 4 hours.
    When I took the Journeyman's I completed it in less that 2 hours and got a 94.
    Based on this fact. I can tell you they have already figured out the average time it will take a person to take the above test. Seems they may have figured it may take the average person who studied half the time to take the non-masters test.
    Reward the hard worker and drop the buddy buddy slacks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by resistance View Post
    That sounds good>>>Retirement, and the opportunity!!! Having a Residential Electricians license is a waste of time in my view—too many limits to career opportunity!!! Seems industrial and utility related fields are more rewarding.Where commercial has much better perks over residential. I see a few opportunities on a regular for electricians with PLC experience. Never see anything for residential!!! When the resi industry was in boom—it seemed rewarding, but the truth of the matter is: You will be better served to go commercial, industrial, or utility—with more favor towards industrial and utility!!! Seems the utility end is a lot harder to reach!!!! Just my opinion!!!
    I probably was not clear on the additional tests, English is so prone to multiple meanings.

    I meant "residential inspector, commercial inspector, and plans review inspector"
    I believe the three inspector licenses are separate.

    WV Journeyman Electrician and Masters Electrician cover all sub licenses: Single Family Dwelling, HVAC, Fire/Burglar Alarm, and Sign.

    My pensions and social security provide a comfortable income. I do electrical work as a "hobby". The guy I work with does commercial and high end residential electrical work (for the projects I work with him on). Things like gymnasiums for the rich, home standby generators, doctor's office new services....

    I use the money to buy "toys" and pay state and federal income taxes.

    My wife doesn't want me to work full time and who am I to argue?

    PLCs would be interesting. I dabbled in programming them while in trade school in 2005/6. They are pretty simple computers. (I spent about 10 years as architect of a real-time operating system).

    I'm also considering getting into part-time, private inspection.

    I did resi for a summer. It was too hot, running miles of romex is a pain, and the bathroom vent fans seem to be built of resharpened razor blades. (I got a 3 stitch cut from one).

    Sorry for the long winded response

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmtjfw View Post
    I probably was not clear on the additional tests, English is so prone to multiple meanings.<br>
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    I meant "residential inspector, commercial inspector, and plans review inspector"<br>
    I believe the three inspector licenses are separate.<br>
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    WV Journeyman Electrician and Masters Electrician cover all sub licenses: Single Family Dwelling, HVAC, Fire/Burglar Alarm, and Sign.<br>
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    My pensions and social security provide a comfortable income. I do electrical work as a "hobby". The guy I work with does commercial and high end residential electrical work (for the projects I work with him on). Things like gymnasiums for the rich, home standby generators, doctor's office new services....<br>
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    I use the money to buy "toys" and pay state and federal income taxes.<br>
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    My wife doesn't want me to work full time and who am I to argue? Wow!! Excellent!!! I’m wondering when my break is going to come!? I guess I should say: A specialty residential electricians license is a waste of time. Again, this is just my opinion. Obviously you have a commercial JM's license. &nbsp;<img src="images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbs Up" smilieid="83" class="inlineimg"><br>
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    PLCs would be interesting. I dabbled in programming them while in trade school in 2005/6. They are pretty simple computers. (I spent about 10 years as architect of a real-time operating system).<br>
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    I'm also considering getting into part-time, private inspection.<br>
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    I did resi for a summer. It was too hot, running miles of romex is a pain, and the bathroom vent fans seem to be built of resharpened razor blades. (I got a 3 stitch cut from one).<br>
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    Sorry for the long winded response<img src="images/smilies/smiley-ashamed001.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Ashamed (Static)" smilieid="76" class="inlineimg">
    I’m impressed!! . I guess i should say, i believe the specialty residential electricians license is a waste of time!! I reiterate, this is just my opinion!!! Obviously you have a commercial JM’s card. . I’m wondering when my break is going to come
    Reward the hard worker and drop the buddy buddy slacks!!!

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    [QUOTE=fmtjfw;1406659]I took the Master Electrician's test for WV on the 6th. I got the results yesterday.



    ...There were 10 calculation questions. Each question needed about 5 different code references...



    On this test, do you have to write out each article as part of the answer?
    Bob

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    [QUOTE=dnbob;1411904]
    Quote Originally Posted by fmtjfw View Post
    I took the Master Electrician's test for WV on the 6th. I got the results yesterday.



    ...There were 10 calculation questions. Each question needed about 5 different code references...



    On this test, do you have to write out each article as part of the answer?
    No just the reference (204.92(A)(3)(2)(exception 3)(5))

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    So if there is 5 "references" and you list 4, the answer is wrong? MN used to be that way, but now is just multiple choice.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnbob View Post
    So if there is 5 "references" and you list 4, the answer is wrong? MN used to be that way, but now is just multiple choice.
    I really don't know how they grade the answers. They ask you to show your work. I assumed that selecting the right code references was part of the "work".

    On the WV SkillsUSA tests I write for the Motors Controls contest, I usually give you 10 points for the correct multiple choice answer and 1 point for each correct code reference. If I expected 5 code references and you wrote 3 correct ones you got 3 points. No penalty for incorrect code references or incorrect multiple choice answers.

    For example last year's test asked "what are correct wire colors for hot conductors?"
    A: red, blue, green
    B: yellow, black, blue
    C: gray, orange, red
    D: black, red, white

    The correct answer was B
    The code references expected were: 200.6 and 250.119 which was a little tricky

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