Pass the ICC F49 Electrical Contractor Exam

Learn how to become an ICC F49 Electrical Contractor (Online and self-paced)

Complete our online ICC exam preparation course if your state, county, or city licensing agency requires you to pass the ICC F49 Electrical Contractor Exam. Enhance your career as a certified F49 Electrical Contractor.


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Pass the ICC F49 Electrical Contractor Exam

Refresh your 2014 NEC Code knowledge, successfully pass your ICC F49 Electrical Contractor Exam. Preparing for your ICC F49 exam has never been easier! You will pass the ICC F49 exam. We guarantee it!

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Refresh your 2014 NEC code knowledge. Successfully prepare for your ICC F49 certification exam without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Our ICC F49 Electrical Contractor exam preparation course is your best, most affordable path to success!

Pass your ICC F49 Electrical Contractor exam. Our money-back guarantee backs this course. We provide the study materials (excluding codebooks) required to PASS THE ICC F49 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 nine 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.

Manual 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 F49 Exam!


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

Our online practice questions provide a framework to practice utilizing your 2014 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 F49 Electrical Contractor exam.

Four modes of study!

  • Chapter Study Mode: Covers over 1,200 ICC F49 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 F49 Electrical Contractor exam.
    • Full length (Exact  number of questions as on F49 Exam)
    • Timed (Exact amount of time as actual ICC F49 exam)
    • Randomized (Questions are randomized, all exams are unique)
    • Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the ICC Exam schedule guaranteeing a realistic ICC F49 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 F49 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 F49 Exam Breakdown

When performing electrical work in a city, county, or state that requires ICC F49 Electrical Contractor certification, that jurisdiction requires you to take and pass an ICC F49 examination based on the NEC.

You are allowed to use a copy of the 2014 NEC and any edition of Ugly’s electrical references when taking your F49 exam.


  • General Requirements: 10%
  • Services: 17%
  • Branch Circuits and feeder Calculations: 19%
  • Wiring Methods and Distribution Systems: 19%
  • General Use Equipment: 12%
  • Special Occupancies: 9%
  • Special Equipment: 7%
  • Special Systems: 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.

Schedule Your ICC F49 Exam With Pearson|VUE

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

Take your ICC F49 Exam at the Closest Pearson|VUE Test Center

ICC exams are available at Pearson|VUE testing centers across the country.
CLICK HERE – For more information or to set up an exam with Pearson|VUE. 

About the ICC F49 Electrical Contractor exam.

This information regarding the ICC F49 exam is provided to you as a courtesy. Check with ICC at and/or Pearson|VUE at www.pearson| 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 F49 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) $172.95

If you don’t own a copy of the 2014 NEC (National Electrical Code), that’s OK. We have you covered. Add the codebook, and you are good to go.




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 your F49 Exam!

Take our Free ICC F49 Electrical Contractor Exam

Pass this 20 question free F49 Electrical Contractor test, learn where you stand! These free F49 electrician practice questions, based on the 2014 NEC, are similar to those on the F49 Electrical Contractor exam.


  • PASS – If you correctly answer seventeen + of these free ICC F49 practice questions, you have code skills.
  • FAIL – If you miss four or more questions, order this course. We teach you to pass your ICC F49 Exam.
    • Use the 2014 NEC Codebook to solve ICC F49 practice exam questions.

Of the following output characteristics, which is NOT required to be compatible to the output of a generator or other electric power production source operating in parallel with an electrical supply system?
Power-limited fire alarm cable must have a moisture-impervious metal sheath or be listed for the purpose if they are used in what kind of location?
For a trade size 3 in. rigid Schedule 40 PVC conduit over 24 inches long, what are the maximum number of size 1 AWG XHHW compact conductors allowed?
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?
What is the minimum size THW copper branch-circuit conductor required by the NEC for a 3-phase, continuous-duty, ac motor drawing 70 amperes for phase, when all terminations are rated for 75° C?
Lighting and trolley busway must be installed __________ Ft. or more above the floor or working platform, unless a cover is provided that is identified for the purpose.
In what location are disconnecting means NOT required for individual luminaries with fluorescent double ended lamps and ballasts?
What is the minimum size for a copper grounding electrode conductor attached to the concrete-encased steel reinforcing bars used as a grounding electrode, when the ungrounded service-entrance conductors for a residence are size 3/0 AWG copper conductors?
The material selected for a grounding electrode conductor should be protected from corrosion or resist any __________ condition extant at the installation.
If the sum of PV system voltages of two monopole subarrays in a bipolar PV system exceeds the rating of the conductors and connected equipment, they must __________ .
A location used to house four or more persons incapable of self-preservation due to age; mental limitations, mental illness or chemical dependency; or physical limitation due to accident or illness on a(n) __________ basis is a limited care facility.
What is required for a control transformer when a 240-volt wye-connected motor gets power from a converted single-phase source, and it is intended to connect a 120/240-volt transformer to control the motor on the load side of the converter___________?
What is the minimum rating for a service disconnecting means when supplied with a 120/240-volt, 3-wire, single phase service for a one-family dwelling?
During lightning events, limiting the length of the primary protector grounding conductors for communications circuits assists in reducing voltage between the buildings communications systems and __________.
For a one-family dwelling with a 200 ampere, 120/240-volt, single-phase main service panel, supplied with size 2/0 AWG THW copper ungrounded service-entrance conductors in rigid metal conduit (RMC), what is the minimum allowed size of bonding jumper for the service-entrance conduit?
General-use dimmer switches shall be used only to control permanently installed __________ luminaries (lighting fixtures).
On a metal wireway cross-section, what is the maximum percent that may be occupied by conductors, splices, and taps at any point?
For a 40 unit multi-family dwelling unit, with meters in two banks of 20 each and individual meters to each dwelling unit. Half (20) of the dwelling units have electric ranges up to 12 kW each. Assume range kW rating the same as kVA rating in accordance with Article 220.55. Each dwelling unit has 840 sq. ft. of space. Laundry facilities are on premises and available to all tenants. The other half of the ranges are gas. The general lighting load for each unit, in VA is __________.
What is the minimum volume, in inches, required of a two (2) gang device box that is to contain two (2) size 14/2 AWG with ground NM cables and two (2) size 12/2 AWG with ground NM cables connected to a duplex receptacle connected to a single-pole switch, which also contain four (4) cable clamps?
What is the minimum allowable trade size intermediate metal conduit (IMC) required to contain a total of ten (10) copper THW conductors in a 20 foot run, five (5) size 1 AWG and five (5) size 3 AWG?
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