FAQs

FAQs

What makes Bobo Technology's workshops more effective than other test prep courses?

Answer:

There are two major distinctions:

    1. Larry teaches the material, instead of just giving you questions and answers for you to review on your own. The workshops are held in a casual classroom setting, allowing for questions and answers, and the material is presented in a way that is easy to follow and understand.
    2. Each student receives, and keeps, the 380-page workbook, which Larry wrote for this course. The workbook contains approximately 80 hours of home study material, 1000 NEC questions and answers and 650 practice calculation questions and answers.

Which states does Colorado have reciprocity agreements with?

Answer:

For Journeyman Electrician licenses only, Colorado has reciprocity agreements with Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

For further information on the Colorado State Electrical Board’s requirements, you may visit their website at: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/electrical_applications

What is the website for the Colorado State Electrical Board?

What qualifications do I have to meet to be approved to take the exams?

Answer:

The Colorado State Electrical Board requirements can be found at: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/electrical

Where can I access The Colorado State Electrical Board’s FAQ's regarding electrical licensing?

How long should I wait, after taking the workshop, to take my exam?

Answer:

The workshop is 16 hours of concentrated study of the National Electrical Code and related calculations.  Included in your workbook are about 80 hours of home study material with questions and answers.   Every student has unique needs depending on their prior electrical training as well as the difficulty of the exam they are preparing for.  Larry recommends that students wait at least a week before testing, longer if possible.

The workbook is divided into subject matter, easily allowing you to pinpoint your weak areas and concentrate your studies.  The more time you allow, the more comfortable you will become with the material.

What is the difference between the Master Electrician and the Journeyman exams?

Answer:

The Journeyman and Master exam can have a lot of the same questions, however, the Master Electrician exam will generally have a higher percentage of calculation questions as opposed to Code questions.  Calculation questions are more time consuming and can eat up the clock.

Does this exam prep course provide adequate training for exams in other states?

Answer:

The course instruction, as well as the workbook, is a comprehensive study of the National Electrical Code and related electrical calculations.  Colorado’s electrical exams are some of the more difficult in the nation.  Preparation for these exams will ensure that you are qualified for less difficult exams.  However, you should research the particular state you are preparing for to make sure there are not practical, legal, or local requirements that you may be tested on beyond the scope of the NEC that the Colorado exams are limited to.

Do you cover 2017 NEC changes in the workshop and can this course be used as a Code update class?

Answer:

Absolutely.  Many students, who have taken the course to prepare them for an exam, return every Code change.  Changes in the 2017 NEC that impact field installations are included in the workbook, as well as being covered as part of the test prep material.

Are there any prerequisites for attending the workshop?

Answer:

There are no prerequisites; we start with the basics and take you step by step through complex service calculations.  A great course for the beginner or experienced electrician.

Does Colorado require Continuing Education to maintain electrical licenses?

Answer:

Please see the State Electrical Board's Continuing Education at: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Electrical_CE.

Does the 24 hour CEU requirement for license renewal apply to electricians who have just obtained their license in the current Code cycle?

Answer:

Electricians who have obtained their license in the current Code cycle DO NOT have to take 24 hours of CEUs to renew their license.

The statute says:

“(A) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4)(d)(II)(B) of this section, on or after January 1, 2018, the department shall not renew or reinstate a license unless the applicant has completed twenty-four hours of continuing education since the date of issuance of the applicant's initial license or, if the applicant's license was renewed or reinstated, the most recent renewal or reinstatement.

(B) Subsection (4)(d)(II)(A) of this section does not apply to the first renewal or reinstatement of a license for which, as a condition of issuance, the applicant successfully completed a licensing examination pursuant to subsection (4)(a) of this section.”

Is a licensee required to take 24 hours of CEUs for each license if they hold multiple licenses?

Answer:

A licensee is only required to complete 24 hours of CEUs for the most advanced license they hold.

The statute says:

“Multiple Licenses a. A licensee holding multiple licenses issued by the Board shall complete continuing education requirements for the most advanced license held. Completion of continuing education requirements for the most advanced license shall satisfy the requirements for all lesser licenses.”

What are the State requirements for an electrical licensee if their personal information changes?

Answer:

The statute says: “Personal Information Change 1. A licensee or registrant shall inform the Board in a clear, explicit, and unambiguous written statement of any name, address, telephone, or email change within thirty (30) days of the change. The Board will not change the licensee or registrant information without explicit written notification from the licensee or registrant. Notification by any manner approved by the Board is acceptable. a. The Division of Professions and Occupations maintains one contact address for each licensee or registrant, regardless of the number of licenses or registrations the licensee or registrant may hold. b. Address change requests for some, but not all, communications or for confidential communications only are not accepted.”

What is the name of the testing agency used by Colorado?

Answer:

PSI Services LLC

Where can I obtain a copy of the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin?

Answer:

Colorado Sate Electrical Board PSI Services LLC Candidate Information Bulletin https://candidate.psiexams.com/bulletin/display_bulletin.jsp?ro=yes&actionname=83&bulletinid=558&bulletinurl=.pdf