As far as ican see, the host's website you referred me to states that it's the 2005 NEC that California is currently testing on.
Being a Doubting Thomas, as the consequences of acting on incorrect information would be in the thousands, I doublechecked with the California CSLB.
Luisa Martinez, Manager of the Electrical Certification Unit of the Division of Apprentiship Standards, responded that they are still using the 2002 in all testing locations, and will switch to the 2008 next year.
So it seems the 2005 will never be the code tested on.
I hate when I get conflicting information. But I would think the CSLB would be the horse's mouth. Wouldn't you?