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A - General Engineering

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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Sewers and Septic Systems 11
Water Piping 6
Gas Piping 5
Paving 11
Excavation, Compaction, and Grading 14
Safety 12
Steel 3
Piles 5
Concrete 12
Traffic Control 7
Electrical Transmission Lines 4
Storm Water Runoff 10
Solar Thermal 15
Photovoltaic Systems 15

Total number of test questions: 130
Time allowed (minutes): 300
The state of Arizona also requires that you take and pass a written Business Management exam for this trade

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Reference Books Permitted in the Exam

1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO - OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from PSI
2. ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems, 2007, ASME. Buy from Publisher
3. NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2008, NFPA. NFPA Link
4. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2008, NFPA. Doc Link
5. On-site Wastewater Treatment Facility Provisions in Unified Water Quality Permit Rule, Arizona Administrative Code Title 18, Chapter 9, 2006. Doc Link
6. Uniform Solar Energy Code, 2009, IAPMO. Buy from Publisher


Reference Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. Photovoltaic Systems, 2nd Edition, 2009, James Dunlop. Buy at Amazon
2. Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects, and Engineers, 2nd Edition, 2010, Earthscan LLC. Buy at Amazon
3. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors. Buy at Amazon
4. Placing Reinforcing Bars: Recommended Practices, 9th Edition, 2011, CRSI. Buy at Amazon
5. Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2016, DIPRA. Doc Link
6. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 1987, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
7. Pipe Welding Procedures, 2003, Industrial Press. Buy at Amazon
8. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook (AC 150/5370-14A), 2000, AASHTO. Buy at Amazon
9. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition, 2008, (2nd Edition out-of-print), Steel Joist Institute. Buy at Amazon
10. Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition, 2003, Post-Tensioning Institute. Buy at Amazon
11. Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation, 2007, American Concrete Pipe Association. doc link
12. Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, 2011, Thomas M. Shoemaker, James E. Mack. Buy at Amazon
13. Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, 2003, US Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Reference page
14. Design and Construction of Urban Storm Water Management Systems, 1992, American Society of Civil Engineers. Buy at Amazon
15. Storm Water Management for Construction Activities, 1992, Environmental Protection Agency. Doc Link
16. Construction Handbook for Bridge Temporary Works, 1995 (Revised 2008), 1st Edition, American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials. Buy from Publisher
17. Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods, 7th Edition, 2005, Robert Peurifoy, Clifford Schexnayder, Aviad Shapira. Buy at Amazon
18. Soils and Foundations, 7th Edition, 2007, Cheng Liu, Jack B. Evett. Buy at Amazon
19. Arizona 811: Arizona Blue Stake, Inc., July 2010 (Revised 2015), Arizona Blue Stake. Doc Link

Additional Resources

1. OSHA Excavations, pub # 2226 Doc Link
2. OSHA Trenching and Excavation Doc Link

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