By the Division of Professional Licensure

The Radio and Television Board has a new Examination.

The Division of Professional Licensure and the Radio and Television Board signed a new contract with P.S.I. Examination Services, out of Glendale, California to offer new Radio & Television examinations for licensure in the state of Massachusetts.

The new examinations consist of two parts Part 1, consists of 50 questions on different areas of audio and video theory, digital theory, components, troubleshooting and general knowledge. Part 2 consists of 20 diagram-related items. A score of 70% will be required on each part to pass.

The specific areas covered on the examinations are as follows:

  • Electronic and Digital Theory
  • Components and component selection
  • Video repair
  • Audio repairs
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Block Diagrams and Schematics

The following reference materials are not allowed in the examination center; but can be purchased for your personal use:

  1. Trouble-shooting and Repairing Consumer Electronics with out a Schematic - 2nd Edition, 1997 Homer L. Davidson
  2. Troubleshooting Consumer Electronics
    Audio Circuits, 1999, Homer L. Davidson
  3. Practical Home Theater, A Guide to Video and Audio Systems, 2003.
  4. Electronic Components: A complete reference for project builders 1992, Dilton Horn, Tab/books/ A Division
  5. Troubleshooting and Repair Guide to TV - 2nd edition, 1997 Engineering Staff of Sams, Prompt Publications
  6. 253 CMR - Massachusetts Radio and Television
    Board Massachusetts Rules and Regulations
    State House Bookstore (617) 727-2834

Examination Eligibility

Technicians License:

You must be at least 18 years old, work under the supervision of a licensed Master technician in repair and maintenance of Radio and Television receivers. Obtain a permit through the Board of radio and Television Technicians

Master Radio and Television Technician eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have 1 year (2000 hours of experience in the maintenance and repair of radio and TV receivers
  • Hold a technician's license

The examination fees are subject to change. PSI application processing fee is good for one year. If you do not test within one year, you must pay this fee again. The License application processing fee is non-refundable.

If additional information is required please contact the Board Office at (617) 727-4459 or check the website at www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/tv.