Pass the ICC F18 National Standard Residential Electrician Exam

Learn how to become an ICC F18 National Standard Residential Electrician
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If your state, county, or city licensing agency requires you to pass the ICC F18 Residential Electrician Exam, complete our online ICC exam preparation course, then schedule your F18 exam through Pearson|VUE.



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Pass the ICC F18 National Standard Residential Electrician Exam

Refresh your 2014 NEC Code knowledge, successfully pass your ICC F18 Residential Electrician Exam. Preparing for your ICC F18 exam has never been easier! You will pass the ICC F18 exam. We guarantee it!

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Refresh your 2014 NEC code knowledge. Successfully achieve ICC F18 certification status without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Our ICC F18 National Standard Residential Electrician exam preparation course is your best, most affordable path to success!

Pass your ICC F18 National Standards Residential Electrician exam. Our 100% money-back guarantee backs this course. We provide the study materials (excluding codebooks) required to PASS THE ICC F18 EXAM. 

How To Use Our Online Study Center

STUDY our “Navigating the 2014 NECA Code Primer – This eManual will familiarize you with the code’s structure within the 9 chapters of the 2014 NEC. National Electrical Code.

PRACTICE answering realistic exam questions using the methods explained in our “Navigating the 2014 NEC”. Over 1,200 code-specific practice questions and answers and unlimited full-length, timed final exams.

The course includes:

  • eManual (Navigating the 2014 NEC. A Code Primer)
  • Printable Workbook (Companion to 2014 NEC eManual)
  • Online Practice Questions (Practice looking up answers in your codebook, take full length simulated exams)

eManual – NAVIGATING THE 2014 NEC: A Code Primer:

Our “NAVIGATING THE 2014 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 2014 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 2014  NEC codebook when taking your ICC F18 Exam!


Access eManuals, Study Questions, and Simulated Exams From Any Device With Internet Access!

Our online practice questions provide you with a framework to practice utilizing your 2014 NEC Codebook. The 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 ICC F18 Residential Electrician exam.

Four modes of study!

  • Chapter Study Mode: Covers over 1,200 ICC F18 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 F18 Residential Electrician exam.
    • Full length (Exact  number of questions as on F18 Exam)
    • Timed (Exact amount of time as actual ICC F18 exam)
    • Randomized (Questions are randomized, all exams are unique)
    • Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the ICC Exam schedule guaranteeing a realistic ICC F18 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 F18 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 F18 Exam Breakdown

When performing electrical work in a city, county, or state that requires ICC F18 National Standard Residential Electrician certification, that jurisdiction requires you to take and pass an ICC F18 examination based on the NEC.

You are allowed to use a copy of the 2014 NEC and any edition of Uglys electrical references when taking your F18 exam.


  • General Knowledge 12%
  • Services and Service Equipment: 22%
  • Feeders: 13%
  • Branch Circuits and Conductors: 25%
  • Wiring Methods and Materials: 13%
  • Equipment and Devices: 8%
  • Special Occupancies, Equipment, and Conditions: 7%

Please click the following link to read/download the ICC Candidate Information Bulletin.

This bulletin answers most questions raised by examination candidates. Please read it carefully. You will find it a useful reference throughout your registration and examination process.

Take Your ICC F18 Exam With Pearson|VUE

Schedule the exam at your closest Pearson|VUE testing center, then submit your results to the appropriate licensing agency immediately upon passing the exam.

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ICC exams are available at Pearson|VUE testing centers across the country.
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About the ICC F18 National Standard Residential Electrician exam.

This information regarding the ICC F18 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 F18 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.

To create an account, schedule an exam, view exams, or find a test center, please go to

2014 NEC Softcover
Required Codebook (Sold Separately) $128.65

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) $10.95

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 the F18 Exam!

Take our Free ICC F18 National Standard Residential Electrician Exam

Pass this 20 question free F18 Residential Electrician test, learn where you stand! These free F18 electrician practice questions, based on the 2014 NEC, are similar to those on the F18 Residential Electrician exam.


  • If you answer sixteen or more of these free ICC F18 practice questions correctly, you are in pretty good shape.
  • However, if you miss four or more questions, get this course, you are in danger of failing your ICC F18 exam.

For a branch-circuit where lighting outlets or general-use receptacles are also supplied, what is the maximum percentage of the rating that may not be exceeded by a cord-and-attachment-plug connected room air-conditioner?

Correct! Wrong!

In what location are disconnecting means NOT required for individual luminaries with fluorescent double ended lamps and ballasts?

Correct! Wrong!

A maximum continuous load on an overcurrent device is limited to 90 percent of the device rating. If the protective device is rated 80A, what is the maximum continuous load permitted?

Correct! Wrong!

Multiwire branch circuits supply only line to neutral loads except where they supply only one utilization equipment or__________.

Correct! Wrong!

Where a counter-mounted cooking unit is mounted in a corner, the space behind the unit is exempt from wall countertop receptacle spacing requirements when the measurement from the back of the unit to the corner of the wall is less than__________.

Correct! Wrong!

Because limiting the number of circuits on a single enclosure minimizes the effects from a ground fault or short circuit in one circuit, the NEC provides that the number or circuits and wires in a single enclosure be___________.

Correct! Wrong!

What is the minimum distance for switching devices in feet, __________ horizontally from the inside walls of hot tubs, pools, and spas, except when separated by a solid wall, fence, or other permanent barriers from the hot tub, pool or spa, or the switches have a listing for use in less than the specified distance?

Correct! Wrong!

In new construction, luminaries installed within 1.5 meters (5 feet) of the edge of the water or over a pool, fountain, or similar body of water must be mounted a vertical distance above the maximum water level of no less than__________.

Correct! Wrong!

All 15- and 20-ampere, single-phase, 125-volt receptacles must be protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI) when they are located within __________ of the inside walls of pools.

Correct! Wrong!

Electrically operated in-sink waste disposal must have a flexible cord length a min. of 18 inches and a max. of 36 inches.

Correct! Wrong!

What is the required receptacle rating for a 15-amperes branch circuit supplying two or more receptacles or outlets?

Correct! Wrong!

A connection between a metal box and one or more equipment grounding conductors must be made by means of a grounding screw which is used for no other purpose, or by:

Correct! Wrong!

Flexible cords are only allowed for connection of appliances where the mechanical connections and fastening means of those appliances are designed to permit ready removal for frequent interchange, maintenance, or repair and the appliance is:

Correct! Wrong!

Every appliance must be provided with a way to disconnect supply conductors that are:

Correct! Wrong!

Nonmetallic or metal cable armors, cable sheaths, and raceways must be ____________ between boxes, cabinets, fittings, or other outlets or enclosures. Exceptions ignored.

Correct! Wrong!

Branch circuits supplying 120-volt, single-phase, ____________ outlets installed in bedrooms, closets, dens, dining rooms, family rooms, hallways, libraries, living rooms, parlors, recreation rooms, sunrooms and similar areas or rooms must be protected by a combination type arc-fault circuit interrupter installed to give protection of the branch circuit. Exceptions ignored.

Correct! Wrong!

For circuits in control of landscape lighting and irrigation, limited to a maximum of 30 volts and installed with type UF or in some other identified raceway or cable in underground wiring, inside solid rock, and covered by at least 2 inches of concrete extending into the rock, the burial depth in a raceway must be at least:

Correct! Wrong!

What is the minimum distance from the earth for copper-clad aluminum or aluminum grounding conductors, when used outside?

Correct! Wrong!

Receptacles servicing air conditioning equipment, must be located on the same level and within _____ of the air-conditioning equipment.

Correct! Wrong!

What is the required receptacle ratings for a 15-amperes branch circuit supplying two or more receptacles or outlets?

Correct! Wrong!

What are the required receptacle ratings for a 15-amperes branch circuit supplying two or more receptacles or outlets?