Allentown’s Electrical Exam

Update – Allentown now has their own electrical exam, the Allentown 701 and requires a score of 75 to pass.

If you didn’t already know, Allentown has switched its electrical exam and now use ICC’s (International Code Council’s) standard testing. Applicants need to first register with the city and instructions will be given to take the Pittsburgh (701) exam thereafter. I recommend that you take the Philadelphia (211) exam if you are looking to pursue licensing elsewhere as well, because there is a stricter require. Although the tests are identical. The Philadelphia electrical exam requires a 75% to pass where the Pittsburgh exam and many others only a 70%. No sense in having to take the same exam multiple times. Again, if you meet the requirements for the 211 exam then you exceed the others and many other municipalities in Pennsylvania utilize the 211 exam.

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Excerpt from The City of Allentown’s Site;

Electrical Licensing Information


Electrical License Applicants, please be advised that starting in 2010 the Electricians Licensing Board for the City of Allentown is now using the ICC standard exams.

Applicants must still submit an application (available for download through the links on the left of this page) to the Electrician’s Licensing Board and be approved prior to taking an ICC exam.  Once approved by the Board the applicant will be given instructions on how to register with ICC and take the exam applied for at their leisure.

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Secretary to the Board, Diana Achey: (610) 437-7592.

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