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PSI Nevada A-12 Excavating, Grading, Trenching, and Surfacing Certification Package
The exam consists of 60 questions in 120 minutes. The minimum passing score is 70%, meaning one must answer 42 questions correctly.
To be certified The Nevada Contractor Management Survey exam must be taken as well.
The Nevada State Contractors Board has approved the Examination Content Outlines. The outlines reflect the minimum knowledge required by contractors to perform their duties to the public in a competent and responsible manner. Changes in the content of the examinations will not be made until changes are made in the reference books.
The examination questions reference specific national codes. However when practicing as a contractor you must check with each local jurisdiction to ensure compliance with additional regulations or modifications adopted by that jurisdiction.
If there is conflicting information between a code, law, or regulation and another authorized reference text, please be aware that the requirements of the code, law, or regulation prevail, and that the examination questions will be referenced to the code, law, or regulation.
The examination may include questions on:
Reading and interpreting construction codes and regulations.
Nevada Health department regulations.
Appropriate building codes.
Trade materials, tools, equipment and methods.
Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Rules.
The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination. The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available. For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed. Candidates may use a silent, nonprinting, non-programmable calculator in the examination center.
This examination is CLOSED BOOK.
The following reference materials are not allowed in the examination center:
Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, Nevada Department of Transportation, 2001
Moving the Earth, Herbert L. Nichols, Jr., 6th edition (2010), McGraw-Hill
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Dave Roberts, 2011, Craftsman Book Company
Excavation and Grading Handbook - Revised, Nick Capachi, 2006,
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition),
Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods, Robert L. Peurifoy 8th edition (2010), McGraw-Hill
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926
Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook
The Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 2005, 3rd edition
Suggested Marking Guidelines and The Nevada One Call Law
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