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Refresh your 2015 IRC (Ch 1-2 and 34-43) and 2014 NEC code knowledge, successfully pass your 2015 ICC E1 Residential Electrical Inspector Exam without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Our comprehensive interactive Residential Electrical Inspector exam preparation program is your best, most affordable path to guarantee ICC E1 certification!

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How To Use Our Online Exam Center

STUDY our “Navigating the 2015 IRCA Code Primer – For ICC E1 Residential Electrical Inspectors”. This eManual familiarizes you with the code’s structure and function within chapters 1-2 and 34-43 of the 2015 IRC. “ICC International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings.”

STUDY our “Navigating the 2014 NECA Code Primer – For ICC E1 Residential, Electrical Inspectors”. This eManual will familiarize you with the code’s structure within the nine chapters of the NEC. National Electrical Code Code.

PRACTICE utilizing our “Online Exam Center,” providing over 500 practice questions. Study-specific questions and answers and take timed simulated practice exams.

The course includes:

  • eManual (Navigating the 2015 IRC. A Code Primer – For the ICC E1 Residential Electrical Inspector exam)
  • eManual (Navigating the 2014 NEC. A Code Primer – For the ICC E1 Residential Electrical Inspector exam)
  • Printable Worksheets (Companion to eManuals)
  • Online Exam Center (Practice looking up answers in your codebook, Take full-length simulated exams).

eMANUAL – NAVIGATING THE 2015 IRC – A Code Primer – For the ICC E1 Residential Electrical Inspector Exam

Our “NAVIGATING THE 2015 IRC” eManual helps students review the (IRC) International Residential Code. This eManual focuses specifically on the relationship of the IRC to the E1 Certification Exam. When you master the code, you master the Exam!

This eManual is designed specifically for the E1 Residential Electrical Inspector Exam. The eManual familiarizes you with the use, layout, and content of the first 2 chapters & chapters 34-43 of the 2015 IRC. The eManual also provides a comprehensive review of study questions similar to those found on the ICC E1 Exam.

eManual includes:

  • The purpose and layout of the code
  • How to navigate the IRC
  • Code reference exercises, speed drills
  • Exam Breakdown
  • Using the Table of Contents
  • Breaking down questions by subject (Chapters 1-2 & 34-43)
    • Keyword Identification, how to Identify the subject of a question for easy reference.
    • How to search for a code article by referencing the INDEX
    • Code reference example questions with in-depth solutions.

You are allowed by ICC to use the 2015 IRC codebook when taking your E1 Exam!


eMANUAL – NAVIGATING THE 2014 NEC – A Code Primer – For the ICC E1 Residential Electrical Inspector Exam

Our “NAVIGATING THE 2014 NEC” eManual helps students review the (NEC) National Electrical Code. The eManual focuses specifically on the relationship of the NEC to the E1 Certification Exam. When you master the code, you master the Exam!

Designed specifically for the E1 Residential Electrical Inspector exam, this eManual will familiarize you with the use, layout, and content of chapters 1 through 9 of the 2014 NEC. The eManual also provides a comprehensive review of study questions similar to those found on the ICC E1 Exam.

eManual includes:

  • The purpose and layout of the code
  • How to navigate the NEC
  • Code reference exercises, speed drills
  • Exam Breakdown
  • Using the Table of Contents
  • Breaking down questions by subject (Chapters 1-9)
    • Keyword Identification, how to Identify the subject of a question for easy reference.
    • How to search for a code article by referencing the INDEX
    • Code reference example questions with in-depth solutions.

You are allowed by ICC to use the 2014 NEC codebook when taking your E1 Exam!


Online Exam Center – STUDY QUESTIONS & PRACTICE EXAMS

Our online practice questions provide you with a framework to practice utilizing chapters 1-2 and 34-43 of your 2015 IRC Codebook and Chapters 1-9 of your 2014 NEC Codebook. This process of constantly utilizing your codebook to answer test questions builds up your speed and code knowledge. Our course provides you with the required skill set to pass your E1 Electrical inspector exam easily.

Four modes of Practice!

  • Chapter Study Mode: Covers over 500 ICC E1 exam practice questions & answers. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
  • Flashcard Mode: Online Virtual Flashcards provide randomized access to our entire question set and are an ideal setting to practice answering exam questions. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
  • Chapter Tests: Provide real-time feedback on each chapter of our study materials, enabling you to concentrate on chapters that need improvement.
  • Simulated Final Exams: Simulates the taking of your ICC E1 Electrical inspector exam.
    • Full length (Exact  number of questions as on the E1 Exam)
    • Timed (Exact amount of time as the actual ICC E1 exam)
    • Randomized (Questions are randomized, all exams are unique)
    • Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the ICC Exam schedule guaranteeing a realistic E1 exam simulation)

Take as many simulated final exams as you want! (These exams help you to gain the knowledge, speed, and confidence needed to pass your ICC E1 exam effortlessly)


One-year online access: Full access membership to our online study center. Experience the convenience of learning at home or in the office, saving valuable travel time to an in-person course.


THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF THE 2015 (IRC) and 2014 (NEC). IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY OF THESE CODEBOOKS, PURCHASE THEM IMMEDIATELY.

Learn what’s in the ICC 2015 E1 Exam!

Knowing what to expect is half the battle, proper preparation takes care of the rest. Our ICC E1 code foundation education helps you master navigation of the 2015 IRC, ensuring that you are in the best possible position for success.

How many questions are there in the actual 2015 ICC E1 Exam?

Answer: There are 60 code questions sourced from Chapters 1-2 and 34-43 of the 2015 IRC


How much time are you allowed to complete the E1 exam?

Answer: You have no more than two hours (Average two minutes per question) to complete the E1 exam.


What am I allowed as reference materials when taking my E1 Exam?

Answer: You are allowed the 2015 IRC. Exam questions will only come from this codebook.


What percentage of questions do I need to get right to pass the E1 exam?

Answer: You must get 45 or more questions correct  (75%) to pass the E1 exam.


What type of questions will I be asked on my 2015 E1 exam?

Answer: The ICC E1 exam is a multiple-choice exam. Each question has four potential answers, with one answer being the most accurate or correct solution to the question. Specific question makeup is as follows.

  • General Requirements 10%
    • Project Administration 1%
    • Public Information and Legal 1%
    • Electrical Theory 2%
    • Clearances and Guarding 2%
    • Connections and Splices 2%
    • Conductors 2%
  • Services 17%
    • Service Size and Rating 8%
    • Service Grounding and Bonding 9%
  • Branch Circuit and Feeder Requirements 28%
    • Feeders 5%
    • Branch Circuit and Feeder Calculations 6%
    • Branch Circuit Ratings and Overcurrent Protection 7%
    • Required Branch Circuits 5%
    • Panelboards 5%
  • Wiring Methods And Power and Lighting Distribution 21%
    • Installation Methods 4%
    • Branch Circuit Required Outlets 4%
    • Branch Circuits – GFCI 4%
    • Boxes and Enclosures 3%
    • Equipment Grounding 3%
    • Flexible Cords 2%
    • Class 2 Circuits 1%
  • Devices, Lighting Fixtures, and Appliances 19%
    • Switches and Receptacles 6%
    • Light Fixtures 4%
    • Appliances 5%
    • Heating and Cooling Equipment 4%
    • Swimming Pools and Similar Installations 5%
    • Swimming Pool Wiring 5%

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Pricing for each exam is the same regardless if you choose Pearson | Vue or ICC PRONTO to administer your final exam.


PRONTO Requirements/Recommendations for Taking the E1 Exam.

TEST-TAKING – Room: Where you take your final ICC exam.

  • Requirement: Only one person is allowed in the room. If someone else enters while you are testing, you are automatically ejected from your exam.
  • Recommendations: The room should be in a quiet place with a door that can be shut. Again, make sure you are alone, comfortable, and fully prepared to remain in full view of the webcam for the duration of your exam.

Bathroom Breaks: You may take up to a 5-minute bathroom break at any time during the exam.

  • Requirement: If a break exceeds the 5-minute mark, the Proctor will terminate the exam. The time clock will continue to run during the break, and an additional desk scan will be required before continuing the exam.
  • Recommendations: Bathroom breaks waste your time. Be sure to take care of your business before your exam begins.

YOUR COMPUTER: You may use any PC or Laptop if it has a webcam, speakers, and a microphone

  • Requirement: Your computer must be connected to the internet. If using a laptop, use it as a stand-alone computer. Do not plug it into a docking station with monitors attached.

Required Operating System:

  • Windows XP – Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.13 (High Sierra)

Internet Connection: You must have a stable internet connection

  • Requirement: minimum speed of 2MB, upload, and download.
  • Recommendations: While you can use WiFi, we highly recommend using wired high-speed internet access as WiFi may not be as stable.

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  • Mozilla Firefox

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Printed Manuals: E1 Exam – $60
Offline Course Support Aid (Sold Separately)

Provides printed versions of the Navigating the 2015 IRC and Navigating the 2014 NEC eManuals. Online read-only versions of these manuals are included with the E1 Residential Electrical Inspector combination course.


Order this course only if you require a printed manual for offline study. Our E1 course provides online access to this manual.

2015 IRC for One & Two-Family Dwellings – $144.85
Required Codebook (Sold Separately)

The scope of the (IRC®) International Residential Code® comprises all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.

2015 IRC SOFTCOVER 

$144.85

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The 2015 IRC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for 2015, B1, M1, P1, and E1 Residential Building Inspector Exams.

This comprehensive code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for non-commercial one- and two-family dwellings in one convenient code. The regulations cover dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.

The 2015 IRC® contains many important changes, including:

  • Common walls separating townhouses must now be rated for 2 hours when an automatic fire sprinkler system is not installed.
  • Remodeling an existing basement does not trigger the emergency escape and rescue opening requirements unless a new bedroom is created.
  • Ramps that do not serve the required egress door are now permitted to have a slope not greater than 1 unit vertical in 8 units horizontal.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms now require connection to the house wiring system with battery backup. A carbon monoxide alarm is required in bedrooms when there is a fuel-
  • fired appliance in the bedroom or adjoining bathroom.
  • Revised lumber capacities have changed the span lengths for floor joists, ceiling joists, and rafters in the IRC’s prescriptive tables.
  • New sections and tables provide prescriptive methods for posts, beams, joists, and deck construction connections.
  • The girder and header span tables of Chapter 5 have been moved into Chapter 6. Multi-ply and single header tables are combined. A new section describing rim board headers is added.

ISBN-10: 1609834704
ISBN-13: 978-1609834708

2015 IRC FAST-TABS – $14.95
Codebook Navigation Aid (Sold Separately)

Tab your Codebook. Fast-Tabs help you navigate the 2015 IRC quickly and efficiently. Fast-tabs are a must-have item for IRC users and can dramatically lower the time spent searching through the codebook.


You are allowed by ICC to use our IRC Code Fast Tabs when taking your E1 Exam!

2014 NEC National Electrical Code – $128.65
Required Codebook (Sold Separately)

Adopted in all 50 states, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards.

2014 NEC SOFTCOVER

$128.65

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The 2014 NEC is a REQUIRED CODE-BOOK for anyone taking the 2015 E1 Commercial Electrical Inspectors exam.

The 2014 National Electrical Code contains hundreds of significant revisions encompassing new technology and improved electrical personnel and consumers’ safety. Revisions in the 2014 NEC impact residential, commercial, and industrial installations. Stay current and update today! (Softbound, 910 pp., 2014)

Major changes in the 2014 NEC include:

expanded AFCI and GFCI protection in homes; new methods to distribute low voltage power; new practices to ensure the safety of photovoltaic electrical systems; plus electrical worker safety, sustainable energy systems, and more!

First-time articles introduce new coverage in growth areas:

  • Low Voltage Direct Current Distribution Systems (Article 393)
  • Modular Data Centers (Article 646)
  • Fire Resistive Cable Systems (Article 728)
  • Energy Management Systems (Article 750)

ISBN-13: 978-1455916467
ISBN-10: 1455916463

2014 NEC FAST-TABS – $14.95
Codebook Navigation Aid (Sold Separately)

Tab your Codebook. Fast-Tabs help you navigate the 2014 NEC quickly and efficiently. Fast-tabs are a must-have item for NEC users and can dramatically lower the time spent searching through the codebook.


You are allowed by ICC to use our codebook tabs when taking your E1 Exam!

2015 IRC & NEC Quick-Cards – $19.90
Code Reference Aid (Sold Separately)

These 6-page laminated cards place 2015 IRC & 2014 NEC essentials at your fingertips and help to familiarize you with key code sections. Quick-cards are a useful addition to your professional code library.


You can use IRC & NEC Quick-cards if put in a 3-ring binder when taking your E1 Exam.

Take our 2015 Free E1 Residential Electrical Inspector Practice Test.

Pass this 20 question free ICC 2015 E1 practice test to glimpse where you stand! These free ICC E1 practice test questions are similar to the problems you will encounter when taking your actual ICC E1 Certification exam.

  • If you answer sixteen or more of these free ICC practice questions correctly, you are in pretty good shape.
  • However, if you miss five or more questions, get this course, you are in danger of failing your ICC test.

Except as otherwise specified in the Code, the working space dimension in the direction of live parts and panelboards that might need adjustment, examination, maintenance or service while energized must be at least ______ inches deep.

Correct! Wrong!

Except as otherwise specified in Chapters 34 through 43, the dimension of the working space in the direction of access to panelboards and live parts of other equipment likely to require examination, adjustment, servicing or maintenance while energized shall be not less than 36 inches (914 mm) in depth. Distances shall be measured from the energized parts where such parts are exposed or from the enclosure front or opening where such parts are enclosed. In addition to the 36-inch dimension (914 mm), the workspace shall not be less than 30 inches (762 mm) wide in front of the electrical equipment and not less than the width of such equipment. The workspace shall be clear and shall extend from the floor or platform to a height of 6.5 feet (1981 mm) or the height of the equipment, whichever is greater. In all cases, the work space shall allow at least a 90-degree (1.57 rad) opening of equipment doors or hinged panels. Equipment associated with the electrical installation located above or below the electrical equipment shall be permitted to extend not more than 6 inches (152 mm) beyond the front of the electrical equipment. [110.26(A) (1), (2), (3)]

2015 International Residential Code
Chapter 34: General Requirements
SECTION E3405, EQUIPMENT LOCATION, AND CLEARANCES
E3405.2 Working clearances for energized equipment and panelboards.

2014 NEC
110.26 Spaces About Electrical Equipment.
(A) Working Space.
(1) Depth of Working Space.
(2) Width of Working Space.
(3) Height of Working Space.

When circuit conductors are electrically joined at each end, forming a single conductor, they must be at least ______ AWG.

Correct! Wrong!

Circuit conductors that are connected in parallel shall be limited to sizes 1/0 AWG and larger. Conductors in parallel shall: be of the same length; consist of the same conductor material; be the same circular mil area and have the same insulation type. Conductors in parallel shall be terminated in the same manner. Where run in separate raceways or cables, the raceway or cables shall have the same physical characteristics. Where conductors are in separate raceways or cables, the same number of conductors shall be used in each raceway or cable. [310.10(H)]

2015 International Residential Code
Chapter 34: General Requirements
SECTION E3406, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS AND CONNECTIONS
E3406.6 Conductors in parallel.

2014 NEC
310.10 Uses Permitted.
(H) Conductors in Parallel.
(2) Conductor and Installation Characteristics.

A dwelling unit can be supplied by how many services?

Correct! Wrong!

One- and two-family dwellings shall be supplied by only one service. (230.2)

2015 International Residential Code
Chapter 36: Services
SECTION E3601, GENERAL SERVICES
E3601.2 Number of services.

2014 NEC
230.2 Number of Services.

For one family dwellings, the ampacity of ungrounded service conductors must not be less than the load served, and the ungrounded conductors rating must be at least ______ amperes, 3 wire.

Correct! Wrong!

Ungrounded service conductors shall have an ampacity of not less than the load served. For one-family dwellings, the ampacity of the ungrounded conductors shall be not less than 100 amperes, 3 wire. For all other installations, the ampacity of the ungrounded conductors shall be not less than 60 amperes. [230.42(B), 230.79(C) & (D)]

2015 International Residential Code
Chapter 36: Services
SECTION E3602, SERVICE SIZE, AND RATING
E3602.1 Ampacity of ungrounded conductors.

2014 NEC
230.42 Minimum Size and Rating.
(B) Specific Installations.
230.79 Rating of Service Disconnecting Means.
(C) One-Family Dwellings.
(D) All Others.

The minimum allowable ampacity of a branch-circuit or feeder conductor size on a branch circuit or feeder that supplies continuous loads or a combination of continuous and noncontinuous loads, before applying any correction factors or adjustment, must be equal to or greater than _____ percent of the continuous load plus the noncontinuous load.

Correct! Wrong!

Branch-circuit and feeder conductors shall have ampacities not less than the maximum load to be served. Where a branch circuit or a feeder supplies continuous loads or any combination of continuous and noncontinuous loads, the minimum branch-circuit or feeder conductor size, before the application of any adjustment or correction factors, shall have an allowable ampacity equal to or greater than the noncontinuous load plus 125 percent of the continuous load.[210.19(A)(1)(a) and 215.2(A)(1)(a)]

2015 International Residential Code
Chapter 37: Branch Circuit and Feeder Requirements
SECTION E3701, GENERAL
E3701.2 Branch-circuit and feeder ampacity.

2014 NEC
210.19 Conductors - Minimum Ampacity and Size. (
A) Branch Circuits Not More Than 600 Volts.
(1) General.
215.2 Minimum Rating and Size.
(A) Feeders Not More Than 600 Volts.
(1) General.