I've done the E1,E2 and E3. Taken as a group, I would say they are no more difficult, and probably less so, than most state master exams I've taken. Also very similar in difficulty to the IAEI inspector exams. If you are brave, they are short enough in duration that I'm sure PearsonVue would let you schedule them both on the same day. As with any trade exam, it is well advised to read the exam bulletin real carefully as a lot can be gleaned from it. Here is a link to the test bulletin:I'm not finding a lot of help with study guides for the E1 and E2 tests. Very important that I pass these test to gain employment at a new job I really want. Any help would be appreciated.
What were the questions you felt weak on?I bought study books one for the E1 and one for E2. However I took the E1 and failed. Many questions on the test weren't covered in the prep book. I do not particularly take tests well but felt very confident going into exam to walk out feeling terrible. I haven't studied or taken a test in 20 years. I've been a residential electrician for those 20 years. I've looked online for help. The job I'm going for doesn't have anyone who has even taken these tests.
I agree.What you need practice with is navigating the code book. .....
Those samples leave a lot to be desired. Some (many?) of those questions are not even related to the required electrical inspector knowledge.E1 Content Here: http://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/safety_profexams/e1_content.pdf
E2 Content Here: http://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/safety_profexams/E2_content.pdf
E1 Sample Here: http://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/safety_profexams/E1 - Sample Questions.pdf
E2 Sample Here: http://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/safety_profexams/E2 - Sample Questions.pdf
Here's the exact reference you are looking for... but you'll have to discern what pertains to the tests you will be taking and what does not. Note the RCO states right up front that Chapters 2 through 24, 29, and 44 of the 2009 International Residential Code are used as the basis for the RCO. For actual verbiage of the ICC/IRC to apply, it must specifically be referenced (I think)...First of all thanks for all the info. As far as the ICC code book. Is that a book I would be allowed to take into the exam? What book exactly am I looking for? The exam I took was on the 2014 reidential E1.
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