Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Highway, Street and Bridge Construction

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Baton Rouge, LA  70808
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Exam Type


Sub Classifications

This classification includes the work of all of the following sub‑classifications:
  • Clearing, Grubbing, and Snagging
  • Concrete Bridges, Over and Underpasses
  • Culverts and Drainage Structures
  • Driveways and Parking Areas, etc., Asphalt and/or Concrete
  • Earthwork, Drainage and Levees
  • Fencing
  • Highway and Street Sub-surface Drainage and Sewer Work
  • Landscaping, Grading and Beautification
  • Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets:
    • Asphalt Hot and Cold Plant Mix
    • Asphalt Surface Treatment
    • Concrete
    • Soil Cement
  • Secondary Roads
  • Steel Bridges, Over and Underpasses
  • Wood Bridges, Over and Underpasses
  • Undersealing or Leveling of Roads

Exam Content

Subject Areas% of
Construction Layout 6
Clearing, Grubbing, and Demolition 6
Drainage 8
Earthwork 12
Bridges and Structures 17
Soil Treatments and Base Courses 12
Concrete Pavement 12
Asphalt Pavement 12
Incidental Construction 7
Lights, Signs, Barricades, Traffice Control,
and Safety Devices

Total number of test questions: 100
Time Allowed (hours) 4.0
All companies applying for a commercial trade license, must have had at least one qualifying party pass the Business and Law Exam as one of the requirements for approval of the license.

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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Concrete Pavement Field Reference: Pre-Paving (EB237P), 2008, American Concrete Pavement Association PDF File Link
2. Concrete Pavement Field Reference: Paving (EB238P), 2010, American Concrete Pavement Association PDF File Link
3. Culvert Repair Practices Manual, Volume 1 (FHWA-RD-94-096), 2012 (Revises 1995), Federal Highway Administration Buy at Amazon
4. Culvert Repair Practices Manual, Volume 2 (FHWA-RD-95-089), 2012 (Revises 1995), Federal Highway Administration Buy at Amazon
5. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese Buy at Amazon
6. Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites, 2007, EPA PDF File Link
7. Hoisting and Rigging Manual, DOE-STD-1090-2007, US DOE PDF File Link
8. Integrated Materials and Construction Practices for Concrete Pavement: A State-of-the-Practice Manual, 2004, Peter Taylor PDF File Link
9. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook (AC 150/5370-14B), Reissued 2013, FAA Web Page Link
10. Louisiana Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridges, 2016 (Revises 2006), Louisiana DOTD Web Page Link
11. Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, EPA PDF File Link
12. Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, 2009, USDOT-FHA Web Page Link
13. Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation, 6th Edition, Herbert L. Nichols, Jr. and David A. Day Buy at Amazon
14. Pile Driving Equipment, Technical Instructions 818-03,1998, US Army Engineers PDF File Link
15. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 9th Edition (Revises 2009), Cameron K. Andres and Ronald C. Smith Buy at Amazon
16. Recommended Procedures for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Highway Features, NCHRP Report 350,1993, H.E. Ross Jr, D.L. Sicking, National Academy Press PDF File Link
17. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) Title 29, Part 1926, USDOL Web Page Link
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