Masters test VS Journeyman's

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JudeSaint

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Ive been taking practice tests that my teacher gives out. They are all Masters practice tests. I do okish on them but not as good as id like to do. Is there a big difference in difficulty from the masters to the journeyman's? I am trying to prepare to sit for the test soon for my journeyman's
 

roger

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Way back when I was taking journeyman level exams I remember they were a lot more theory oriented than Master / EC exams were, the Master / EC was more code and business.

Roger
 

Eddie702

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First electrical license I got was my MA. journeyman's in 1981. 16 questions couldn't use any book and you had to get 12 right to pass 70%. No school requirement or classroom hours (I did but it was not a requirement), just have a journeyman or a Master sign that you had 3 years experience in the field. I was in the last group under this (old) testing method. I can remember waiting weeks after I took the test to find out if I passed or not. About 3 weeks after I took the test a postcard came in the mail saying I passed and send a check for $35.00 to get my license.

A year and a half later I took and passed the masters test under the new system. Open book over 100 questions.

Times have changed
 

tom baker

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Basically it’s another way to raise more money
Maybe for your state but not washington. A master electrician combines journeylevel and administrator certifications, saving time and money for renewal. Master or admin is required to be a contractor. The master exam is challenging to pass.
 

McLintock

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Ive been taking practice tests that my teacher gives out. They are all Masters practice tests. I do okish on them but not as good as id like to do. Is there a big difference in difficulty from the masters to the journeyman's? I am trying to prepare to sit for the test soon for my journeyman's

I just took my masters test (again ) here in WI. And the advice I would give you is to know the sections in your code book and to know how to do all the different calculations. I do know in WI the journeyman test is code reference question and master has calculations and more design questions, although the journeymen is 100 questions and the masters 50 questions.


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