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Plumbing and Electrical Test Information

The Plumbing and Electrical test will be given October 29th, 2011 at 9:00am at City Hall,  City of Poughkeepsie – 62 Civic Center Plaza – 3rd Floor

The doors will open at 8:45 am the day of the test and you must bring photo identification to the test site. The plumbing test is based on the 2006 International Plumbing Code and the electrical test is based on the 2008 National Electrical Code. The following reference material is allowed in the testing area, NFPA 70, 2008 Edition and the International Plumbing Code, 2006 Edition.

Parking under City Hall is permitted and free the day of the test.

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Testing Requirements


Section 6-112  Issuance of electricians’ license restricted

No license as an electrician shall be granted to any person unless he/she shall prove to the satisfaction of the Examining Board of Electricians that he/she has or intends in good faith to establish a place for the regular transaction of business; that he/she is a competent electrician and qualified to do electrical contracting construction and installation work and electrical wiring; that he/she has a working knowledge of electricity and the natural laws and functions of electricity and of appliances, apparatus and devices for electrical light, heat and power purposes used and required in such work; and that he/she has a practical working knowledge of the National Electric Code requirements as demonstrated in the applicant’s obtaining a passing grade of 70% or above on the examination given by the Board in accordance with Section 6-109 of this chapter. No such license shall be granted to any person who is less than 21 years of age nor to any person who shall not subscribe and take an oath that he/she has had at least five years’ practical experience in such work. (Ord. of 10-15-1928, § 8; Ord. of 3-1-1993, § 7)


Section 6-160  Prerequisites to examination

No person shall be examined unless he shall have had either experience of at least five years as a journeyman plumber or graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in plumbing engineering and, in addition, one year’s experience as a journeyman plumber, or he shall be a licensed professional engineer. (Ord. of 8-6-1973, § 1)