If you haven't been involved with residential wiring in some time, there has been a lot of NEC changes that impact wiring in dwelling units compared to how many changes there have been that impact wiring in non dwelling units in the past 15 years or so.
Code wise I think residential work is harder to keep track of all the requirements, then you have jurisdictions here and there that make their own amendments to what is in the NEC and that don't help keep it all straight either.
Took the computer based E1 residential exam yesterday and PASSED ! Finished the exam with 30 min to spare which gave me ample time to go back and review any questions I may have found questionable. Good thing I did there were a few that I must not have read thoroughly and corrected. I want to thank all of those that replied or commented for your support.
I bought access to Mike Holts NEC practice quizzes and went thru the IRC E1 Residential Inspector Online Coarse on the ICC website, and I highly recommend both! The ICC coarse is where you can go at your own pace and has LOTS of code quizzes and a 30 question timed exam at the end. Every question you get correct will prompt a informative box telling you the answer is correct and explain why Per. IRC and NEC sections. After 2 months of going thru both materials daily, I not only knew where to go in both the IRC and NEC code books to find the answer but I had most of the material memorized which was KEY in taking the test. So MASTERING the code (not saying I have mastered it yet lol) is definitely the correct approach, not enough time to look up all the answers.
Next on the agenda, the NEC E2 Commercial Inspector Exam ! Hope to have it completed by June. Again, thank you guys for the support !
Now go for the Commercial inspector, then the plan review certification then the National Master electrician certification.
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