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Industrial Electricity

Entry Level Assessment Blueprint

Specific Competencies and Skills Tested in this Assessment:


DC Theory

  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of DC theory
  • Apply Ohm’s Law and Kirchoff’s Law
  • Solve series and parallel circuits
  • Calculate power formulas


AC Theory

  • Calculate inductive reactance
  • Calculate capacitive reactance
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of AC theory
  • Calculate waveforms and frequency


Test Equipment

  • Test circuits for opens and continuity
  • Test circuits for voltage, current, and resistance
  • Demonstrate proper care and use of test equipment


Electrical Drawings

  • Identify electrical symbols
  • Interpret electrical wiring drawings
  • Troubleshoot from electrical drawings


General Wiring

  • Select, measure, and cut conduit
  • Ream, thread, and bend conduit
  • Install boxes, fixtures, and hardware
  • Select proper enclosures
  • Identify and use electrical fittings


National Electrical Code

  • Define the purpose, intent, and jurisdiction of the NEC
  • Identify proper conductor type and size
  • Size pull boxes
  • Demonstrate proper grounding and bonding procedures


Electrical Controls

  • Identify and connect switches, sensors, and relays
  • Exhibit understanding of motor starters
  • Understand principles of circuit protection



  • Determine the output of a generator
  • Identify the internal components of a generator



  • Identify motor circuits
  • Identify and define types of motors
  • Identify and explain motor components
  • Connect leads for operation
  • Test for operation
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose problems



  • Identify types of transformers
  • Identify leads and connections
  • Calculate voltage
  • Calculate amperage
  • Calculate KVA capacity


Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

  • Demonstrate proper set up and installation
  • Exhibit knowledge of basic programming
  • Troubleshoot VFDs


Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

  • Demonstrate proper set-up and installation
  • Exhibit knowledge of basic programming
  • Troubleshoot PLCs



  • Exhibit basic knowledge of OSHA standards
  • Identify appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of correct scaffolding and ladder procedures
  • Demonstrate proper selection and use of hand and power tools

Written Assessment:

Administration Time: 3 hours
Number of Questions: 191

Areas Covered: 

DC Theory: 7%

AC Theory: 7%

Test Equipment: 6%

Electrical Drawings: 11%

General Wiring: 8%

National Electrical Code: 6%

Electrical Controls: 9%

Generators: 3%

Motors: 17%

Transformers: 8%

Variable Frequency Drives (VFD): 4%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC): 6%

Safety: 8%


Sample Questions:

Materials with a low resistance are called

  1. insulators
  2. potential
  3. emf
  4. conductors


Conductors at the junctions of switchpoints or outlets must have a minimum length of

  1. 3 inches
  2. 6 inches
  3. 9 inches
  4. 12 inches


Shaded-pole motors have _______ starting torque.

  1. very high
  2. very low
  3. medium
  4. maximum


The primary winding of a transformer is rated at 480V and 600 turns.  If the secondary is rated at 120Vs, the secondary has _______ turns.

  1. 150
  2. 400
  3. 1600
  4. 2400


A _______ is a device used to safely remove cartridge fuses from electrical enclosures.

  1. insulated side cutter
  2. pulling pliers
  3. insulated cartridge pliers
  4. fuse puller


Performance Assessment:

Administration Time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
Number of Jobs: 4


Areas Covered:

14% Tools and Materials Identification
Tool and material identification, legibility and neatness, and time to complete Job 1.  

27% Conduit Bending
Safety, use of tools, reaming and threading, length accuracy, overall appearance of conduit, clean-up work area, and time to complete Job 2.  

34% Wiring a Motor Starter
Safety, use of tools, selection of conductors, wiring diagram, workmanship, operation of motor, clean-up of work area, and time to complete Job 3.  

 25% Replacing Ballast in a Fluorescent Fixture
Safety, use of tools, installation of ballast, work professionalism, operations of fluorescent fixture, and time to complete Job 4.  

Sample Job: Replacing Ballast in a Fluorescent Fixture
Maximum Time:   20 minutes
Participant Activity:   The participants will go to a designated station, remove and replace the ballast in the fluorescent fixture that is provided, test for operation, and notify the evaluator so that the work can be inspected.