- Chapel Hill, NC
- Retired Electrical Contractor
All that does is lower the quality and knowledge of the younger electricians...
It all goes back to the “everyone gets a trophy” mentality..
If it’s too hard, lower the standards so everyone gets a trophy, there are no losers..
What ever happened to failing and striving to get better??
Therin lies the stupidity..
Not sure I totally agree. When I took the test back in 1980 or so the 4000 hours was the requirement but you still needed to know the code. The highlighting helps you find the section quicker so you are not so worried about running out of time.
When I teach I tell my students they can use any means necessary to get the answer except for copying, of course. In the field they will have access to a code book so why not allow hem to use it on a test. My HS math teacher said you can write all the formulas down on paper if you want and use them for the test. You still needed to know what formula to use.
I think the hours is probably the bigger issue. IMO, 2 years isn't much experience for most people. BTW, in NYC back when my dad was taking his test you were required to have 13 years experience. I have no idea what it is now. He didn't have 13 years but he pleaded his case about having to support his kids and they let him take it with less than 13 years. At the time he was the youngest person in NYC to get his license under those rules.