Construction Trade Exam Research Area

(A) General Engineering Contractor

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Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) ™
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant St, Room 301
Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone: (808) 586-3000
Contractor Licensing Site

Exam Administrator

Prometric of Hawaii ™
354 Uluniu Street, Suite 308
Kailua, HI  96734
Phone: (808) 261-8182
Candidate Web Link

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas% of
Bridges/Miscellaneous Structures 15
Planning/Surveying 14
Earthwork 15
Utilities 13
Heavy Equipment 9
Canals, Reservoirs and Flood Control 10
Asphalt Pavement 6
Concrete Pavement 6
Estimating/Basis of Payment 5
Metal Barriers, Striping, Signs and Fences 3
Safety - OSHA 4

Total number of test questions: 100
Time allowed (hours): 4.0
The state of Hawaii requires that you take and pass a written Business and Law exam for this trade

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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) Title 29 Part 1926, GPO Web Page Link
2. Hawaii Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 2005, Hawaii Department of Transportation Web Page Link
3. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 14th Edition, 2002, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, PCA. Buy at Amazon
4. Excavation and Grading Handbook, 2005, Nick Capachi, John Capachi. Buy at Amazon
5. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook (AC 150/5370-14A), 2000, AASHTO Buy at Amazon
6. Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2016, DIPRA Web Page Link
7. ISEE Blasters' Handbook, 17th Edition, 1998, ISEE Buy at Amazon
8. Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Parts 1, 5 & 6, 2003, ATSSA. Web Page Link
9. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 8th Edition, 2008, Cameron K. Andres. Buy at Amazon
Go to OSHA Resources
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