Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Foundations, Pilings, and Cofferdams
with Retaining Walls Contractor

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Licensing Board for General Contractors
2525 Fairlane Drive (Executive Park)
Montgomery, AL  36116
Phone: (334) 272-5030
Alabama Licensing Board

Exam Administrator

PSI Licensure : Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (800) 733-9267
Candidate Information Web Page

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Excavation and Grading 8
Piles 4
Concrete 6
Metals, including Concrete Reinforcement 5
Heavy Equipment / Safety 4
Alabama One Call 3
Erosion and Sedimentation Control 6
Tunneling 4
Concrete Formwork 4
Pre-Cast, Pre-Stressed Concrete Erecting 6

Total number of test questions: 50
Time allowed (minutes): 130
The state of Alabama also requires that you take and pass a written Business Management exam for this trade.

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Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO - OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from Publisher
2. Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods, 7th Edition, Robert Peurifoy, Clifford Schexnayder. Buy at Amazon
3. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
4. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 16th Edition, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese. Buy at Amazon
5. Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 9th Edition, 2011, CRSI Buy at Amazon
6. Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition, 2003, Post Tensioning Institute Buy at Amazon
7. Jacked Tunnel Design and Construction, 1998, Marco D. Boscardin, American Society of Civil Engineers Buy at Amazon
8. Alabama One Call - Excavational Manual, Act 94-487 S.299, Chapter 9, AL One Call. PDF File Link
9. Storm Water Management for Construction Activities, 1992, Environmental Protection Agency PDF File Link
10. Formwork for Concrete, 8th Edition, 2014, M.K. Hurd, American Concrete Institute Buy at Amazon
11. Erectors' Manual: Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products, 2nd Edition, 1999, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Buy at Amazon
You must bring your own reference books to the exam  which adhere to the restrictions stated in the PSI candidate bulletin.
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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