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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    IMO, it is more important to know the NEC than it is to have a masters license. The tests I have seen are very much theory oriented and although that is beneficial I see the nec rules more important
    When I took my state test many years ago, I was surprised at how little theory questions there were. It was 10% tax law, 10% theory, and 80% NEC. Which is probably why so many people fail it the first time or two.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gulf0927 View Post
    So I know it varies from state to state, but right now I live in PA. I went to tech school for two years and got an associate's in electrical construction. Never worked for an electrician though. Started an LLC and did part time small jobs, then went full time this past year. Things are going well, but at some point in the next few years I would like to take the master test. Ever heard of someone being able to take the test in my scenario before? Didn't know if they would let me.
    My first Masters License was in PA. The Block Exam required 10 years practical experience prior to taking the test. Most unincorporated areas didn't require license, however still needed to procure a permit and inspections. Conversely, incorporated cities did require a license to get a permit. This was in 1987, so things mat have changed.

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    PA has not master license, however if you work in Philadelphia you need a master license. To get that you need to take the exam and then apply to Philadelphia and you will have to show you worked for a master electrician for 5 years even if you pass the master test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gulf0927 View Post
    So I know it varies from state to state, but right now I live in PA. I went to tech school for two years and got an associate's in electrical construction. Never worked for an electrician though. Started an LLC and did part time small jobs, then went full time this past year. Things are going well, but at some point in the next few years I would like to take the master test. Ever heard of someone being able to take the test in my scenario before? Didn't know if they would let me.
    I would seek out a retired master electrician to work with you. Having a trail guide can be priceless, there are many things they only teach in the school of life. If you get a master electrician as an employee on the books you would be getting your own work experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gulf0927 View Post
    I don't think they do, it seemed like each city requires tgheir own and may or may not accept one's from other cities. Really wish this was a bit more uniform given the NEC is nationalšŸ˜•
    Actually, the "national" in NFPA and NEC is private, not governmental at all.

    Each LOCAL JHA decides what to do with codes, and most of them adopt the private corporation's codes, some with amendments.

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