Pass the ICC 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor Exam

Learn how to become an ICC 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor (Online and self-paced)

If your state, county, or city licensing agency requires you to pass the 2020 ICC 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor exam, complete our online ICC exam preparation course, then schedule your ICC 530 exam with Pearson|VUE.



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Pass the ICC 530 Electrical Contractor Exam

Refresh your 2020 NEC Code knowledge, successfully pass your ICC 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor Exam. Preparing for your ICC 530 exam has never been easier! You will pass the ICC 530 exam. We guarantee it!

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Refresh your 2020 NEC code knowledge. Successfully achieve ICC 530 certification status without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Our ICC 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor exam preparation course is your best, most affordable path to success!

Pass your ICC 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor exam. Our money-back guarantee backs this course. We provide the study materials (excluding codebooks) required to PASS THE ICC 530 EXAM. 

How To Use Our Online Study Center

STUDY our Navigating the 2020 NEC: A Code PrimerThis eManual will familiarize you with the code’s structure within the nine chapters of the 2020 NEC. National Electrical Code.

PRACTICE answering realistic exam questions using the methods explained in our “Navigating the 2020 NEC”. Over 1,300 code-specific practice questions and answers and unlimited full-length, timed final exams. 

The course includes:

  • eCourse: Electrical Theory.
  • eCourse: Blueprint Reading.
  • eManual: Navigating the 2020 NEC. A Code Primer.
  • Printable Worksheets: Companion to 2020 NEC eManual.
  • Online Practice Questions: Practice looking up answers in your codebook and taking full-length simulated exams.

Electrical Theory – eCourse


  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Basic DC Theory
  • Basic AC Theory
  • Ohms Law
  • Test Equipment
  • Electrical Theory Chapter Questions

Blueprint Reading – eCourse



  • Label Systems & Schematic Reading
  • Construction Drawing Tutorial
  • Blueprint Reading Chapter Questions

Navigating the 2020 NEC – eManual


Our “NAVIGATING THE 2020 NEC” eManual helps students review the (NEC) National Electrical Code.
When you master the code, you master your Exam!

This eManual is the starting point for the TLC Certification Training Program. It will familiarize you with the use, layout, and content of chapters 1 through 9 of the 2020 NEC.

eManual includes:

  • The purpose and layout of the code
  • How to navigate the NEC
  • Codebook navigation exercises, speed drills
  • 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 2020 NEC codebook when taking your ICC 530 Exam!

Study Questions and Simulated Final Exams

Our online practice questions provide a framework to practice utilizing your 2020 NEC Codebook. Constantly utilizing your codebook to answer test questions builds up your speed and code knowledge. Our course provides the required skills to pass your ICC 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor exam.

Four modes of study!

  • Chapter Study Mode: Covers over 1,300 ICC 530 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: Provides 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 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor exam.
    • Full length (Exact  number of questions as on 530 Exam)
    • Timed (Exact amount of time as actual ICC 530 exam)
    • Randomized (Questions are randomized, and all exams are unique)
    • Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the ICC Exam schedule guaranteeing a realistic ICC 530 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 530 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.


ICC 530 Electrical Contractor Exam Breakdown

When performing electrical work in a city, county, or state that requires ICC 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor certification, that jurisdiction requires you to take and pass an ICC 530 examination based on the NEC.

You are allowed to use a copy of the 2020 NEC and any edition of Ugly’s Electrical References when taking your ICC 530 exam.


  • General Knowledge and Plan Reading: 12%
    • Electrical Theory and General Electrical Load Calculations
    • Code Definitions and Terms
    • Plan Reading
  • Services and Service Equipment: 16%
    • Services and Fault Current
    • Service Load Calculations
    • Service Equipment & Service Conductors
    • Transformers
    • System Grounding and Bonding
    • Temporary Service Wiring
  • Feeders: 4%
    • Load Calculations
    • Equipment Grounding
  • Branch Circuits and Conductors: 16%
    • Branch Circuit Calculation
    • Overcurrent Protection
    • Conductors
    • Required Outlets & GFCI/AFCI Protection
    • Equipment Grounding
  • Wiring Methods and Materials: 19%
    • Raceway Installations
    • Underground Wiring Methods
    • Boxes and Enclosures
    • Cabinets, Panel Boards, and Switchboards
    • Clearance and Guarding, Flexible Cords and Cables
  • Equipment and Devices: 10%
    • Luminaires, Receptacles, Switches, and Other Devices
    • Appliances and Other Equipment
    • Other Utilization Equipment
    • Heating and Cooling Equipment
  • Control Devices: 3%
    • Switches, Disconnects, and Controllers
  • Motors and Generators: 8%
    • Motors
    • Generators
  • Special Occupancies, Equipment, and Conditions: 12%
    • Special Occupancies, Swimming Pools, and Similar Installations
    • Mobile Home and RV Parks
    • Data Processing Equipment
    • Miscellaneous Special Equipment
    • Emergency Systems
    • Signaling and Fire Alarm Systems

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This bulletin answers most questions raised by examination candidates. Please read it carefully; it is a valuable reference throughout your registration and examination process.

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Download the South Dakota Contractor/Trades Examination Bulletin from ICC.

About the ICC 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor exam.

This information regarding the ICC 530 exam is provided to you as a courtesy. Check with ICC at and/or Pearson|VUE at to verify this information’s accuracy.

  • Contact the appropriate building department for specific licensing requirements.
  • Passing an ICC national standard exam is NOT a license to practice and does not guarantee a license in any jurisdiction.
  • To acquire a license to practice, you must apply to the specific state licensing agency or building department and meet all of their licensing requirements.

Pearson|VUE requirements/recommendations for scheduling the ICC 530 exam.

IMPORTANT: ICC has been split into different testing programs on their website. You will need to know the three-digit exam code before registering for your Contractor/Trades exam. Each testing program will require a unique username and password.

The Contractor/Trades program is also split into exams that require pre-authorization and exams that do not require pre-authorization. View the current exams that require pre-authorization OR do not require pre-authorization.

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2020 NEC Softcover
Required Codebook (Sold Separately) $199.95

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.




Codebook Navigation Aid (Sold Separately) $14.95

Tab your Codebook. Fast-Tabs help you navigate the 2020 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 to use NEC Fast-Tabs when taking your 2020 ICC 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor Exam!

Take our Free ICC 530 Electrical Contractor Exam

Pass this 20 question free ICC 530 Electrical Contractor test, learn where you stand! These free ICC 530 electrician practice questions, based on the 2020 NEC, are similar to those on the ICC 530 South Dakota Electrical Contractor exam.


The ICC 530 exam is a 100-question test randomly selected from a database of thousands of potential questions. Memorizing answers is not the path to passing your exam!

If you understand how to locate exam answers in your codebook, you should be able to answer 100% of these practice questions correctly.

We teach you how to quickly navigate your codebook & pass your exam. Master The Code, Master The Exam!

Use the 2020 (NEC) National Electrical Code to solve these ICC 530 certification exam practice questions.

For ranges of 8-3/4 kW or more rating, the minimum branch-circuit rating shall be __________ amperes.

General lighting in dwelling units is required to have a unit load of at least __________VA

When calculating a general load, it must be at least __________ percent of the first 10 kVA, added to __________ percent of the remaining loads.

What is the maximum distance between secure fastenings for electrical nonmetallic tubing (ENT)?

The length of cord for electrically operated kitchen waste disposers shall not be less than __________ inches and not over __________ inches.

For wet-niche underwater pool luminaires, which of the following listed conduits are allowed to enclose the conductors?

The connection point between the premises wiring and the serving utility facilities is called the __________ .

What is the maximum rating allowed of any one cord-and-plug-connected appliance not fastened in place connected to a 20-ampere branch circuit?

What are the maximum number of switch(es) or set(s) of circuit breakers allowed for service disconnecting means for each residential service?

Conductors of size 1/0 AWG and larger, made of aluminum, copper, or copper-clad aluminum, comprising each phase, polarity, neutral, or grounded circuit conductor, are allowed to be connected in __________ . NOTE: (electrically joined at both ends. | Code Exceptions ignored.)

As a method to __________ for thermal expansion and contraction, raceways must have expansion fittings where necessary.

The tightest bend allowed by the NEC for Type NM cable is a radius of how many times the diameter of the cable?

What is the current flow of a 3kW heat strip connected to 120 volts ac power supply?

If a dwelling has a 2000 sq. ft. floor area, not counting an unfinished attic, unfinished cellar not adaptable for future use, and open porches, a 12-kW range, a 5-kW clothes dryer, a 4.5-kW water heater, a 2-1/2 ton (24-A) heat pump with 15 kW of backup heat, and a 1.2-kW dishwasher, what are the VA units for the total heating and cooling load?

Service equipment for floating structures and submersible electrical equipment that is located on land must be at least how far horizontally from the shoreline?

What is the minimum rating allowed for 120/240 volt, single-phase service equipment for a mobile home?

What is the full-load running current rating of a 30 hp, 480-volt, 3-phase wound-rotor, ac motor?

A household-type appliance with surface heating elements shall have its power supply subdivided into two (2) or more circuits if the maximum demand is over __________ .

Type MC cables containing four or fewer conductors, sized no larger than 10 AWG, shall be secured within __________ inches of every box, cabinet, fitting, or other cable termination.

For a 50-ampere branch circuit with conductors installed in PVC conduit, what is the minimum size copper equipment grounding conductor?

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