I passed the blocks master test at the age of 27 back in 96. Many times, by the people that know me, address me by the youngest master. Most times as the person they know. So, I have done searches for the youngest master, but come up empty handed, Well not wanting to gloat if it was true, but have problems believing it. Would anyone know the true answer or a database for looking that kind of information up?
Sorry to bust your bubble, but I passed it when I was 24.
don't take this wrong but if that is the case, I must ask what a "MIJ aka 5th year apprentice" is?
To both of you, Take note that if we are talking licensing exams and comparing state to state, it can not be a fair comparison, some states allow their exams to be taken with three years experience while others require 7 years or 14,000 hrs training and or OJT. I know of a fellow in the mid 70's that passed the FL state masters (only required three years) at 22 I believe.
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I pasted mine in 1978 in Michigan at the age of 24. At that time all you needed was a written affidavit from a licensed electrical contractor (my father) that stated you had been an apprentice for four years. That allowed you take the Journeyman's test which I passed in 1976. Two years later I could take the Masters exam.
I think that anyone who passes the electrical exam should be proud and blow their own horn. It takes time, knowledge and a thirst to learn in order to take the test. When I went (Back in '84) the test was 4 hours long. 2 hours was open book and 2 hours was closed book. When I was sitting there waiting for the test to begin, several guys were there SCARED because they took the test 5-6-even 10 times before and they couldn't pass it. I guess I was lucky and passed it the first time. Only 30 out of 300 people passed that time. Now the test is 6 hours long! There a 1 hour part for NJ law and another part for fire alarms. I wish the best of luck for anyone who is going for the test.
I agree with Harold, when I passed my master exam a couple of years ago, I couldn't get the smile off my face for a couple of days, and I told everyone who would listen that I passed. You should be proud of it. I passed mine when I was 30 years old.
My situation was much the same as yours Harold (except for the fact I wrote my exam in Alberta). I went back in 2000/2001; there was more than one guy who was on his 2nd, 3rd or 4th attempt. When I wrote the exam was 7 hours long. 3 1/2 hours without a break, a 45 min lunch break and then another 3 1/2 hours of exam, and then a couple of hours of tossing back beer. I was lucky as well and passed on my first attempt at the age of 40.