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PSI Massachusetts Systems Contractor, Part 1 Certification Package


The exam consists of 70 questions in 180 minutes. The minimum required score to pass is 70%, meaning one must get 49 questions correct to pass.

In order to become a System Contractor, one must pass both parts one and two of the Massachusetts Systems Contractor exams. This is Part 1.

All the reference materials listed below were used to prepare the questions for this examination. The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge, or general industry practices. Except for Codebooks, you can use later editions of references as they become available. For Code questions, the examination will be based only on the edition of the Codebook that is listed.

NOTE 1: New exam items may be added to the examinations, to reflect the adoption of a current Code, or adoption of other related Regulations or laws seven months from the enforcing date of such Code, Regulation or Law.

NOTE 2: Examinations will be based upon the then in effect edition of the National Electrical Code, Massachusetts Electrical Code Amendment, standards and NFPA documents after July 1, of that year.

Only the following references are allowed in the examination center:

Massachusetts Electrical Code, 527 CMR 12.00 State Amendments to NEC Board of Fire Prevention Regulations, State of Massachusetts General Laws

National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Association

NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code - National Fire Protection Association

Additional examination questions may be derived from the following reference materials. Please note these reference materials are not allowed in the Examination center.

Ugly's Electrical References, George V. Hart, 2008, 2011, or 2014 edition

American Electricians' Handbook 

Fire Alarm Signaling Systems Handbook, 1994, 2nd edition,

Certified Alarm Technicians Manual Level 1, 2001, National Training School

Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems - Third Edition

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