Construction Trade Exam Research Area

A-12 / CR-80 Sewers, Drains and Pipe Laying
(Commercial / Dual Licensing)

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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Water Piping 10
Gas Piping 10
Sewers and Storm Drain Systems 20
General Piping 5
Septic Systems 5
Excavation and Backfilling 20
Safety 5
Welding 5

Total number of test questions: 80
Time allowed (minutes): 210
The state of Arizona 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 Buy from Publisher
2. International Plumbing Code, 2018, ICC Buy at Amazon
3. NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2015, NFPA.
Buy at Amazon
4. AWWA Standard for Installation of Ductile Iron Water Mains and their Appurtenances, C-600-99, 1999, AWWA Buy from Publisher
5. ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems, 2010 (Revises 2007), ASME Buy from Publisher
6. On-site Wastewater Treatment Facility Provisions in Unified Water Quality Permit Rule, Arizona Administrative Code Title 18, Chapter 9, 2006 Web Page Link
Go to OSHA Resources

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Excavation and Grading Handbook, Revised 2nd Edition, 1987, Nick Capachi Buy at Amazon
2. Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2016, DIPRA Web Page Link
3. Modern Welding, 2004 or 2012, Althouse, Turnquist, Bowditch Buy at Amazon
4. Pipefitter’s Handbook, 3rd Edition, Forrest R. Lindsey Buy at Amazon
5. Concrete Pipe Installation Manual, 1995 (out-of-print), ACPA  
6. Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual, 2007 (revised 2018), ACPA PDF File Link
7. Pipe Welding Procedures, 2003 (Revises 1973), Hoobasar Rampaul Buy at Amazon
8. IPT's Pipe Trades Handbook, 1991, Robert A. Lee, IPT Publishing Buy at Amazon
9. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts Buy at Amazon
10. Arizona 811: Arizona Blue Stake, Inc., 2015 (Revises 2010), Arizona Blue Stake PDF File Link
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