Construction Trade Exam Research Area

North Carolina
Highway Contractor

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North Carolina Licensing Board
for General Contractors

PO Box 17187
Raleigh, NC  27619
Phone: (919) 571-4183
Contractor Licensing Web Page

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3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267
PSI Website

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Paving-Asphalt 12
Piles 5
Excavation and Grading 8
Concrete Paving 3
Safety 5
One Call 3
Traffic Control 2
Concrete 6
Metals including Concrete Reinforcement 5
Erosion and Sedimentation Control 4
Tunneling 8
Railroad Construction 8
Marine Construction 6
Licensing 2
Liens 1
Business and Law 7
Sports Fields 5

Total number of test questions: 90
Time allowed (minutes): 265


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Sports Fields: Design, Construction, and Maintenance, 2nd Edition, 2010, James C. Puhalla, Jeffrey V. Krans, J. Michael Goatley Jr. Buy at Amazon
2. NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, North Carolina, 7th Edition, NASCLA Buy at Amazon
3. North Carolina Standard Specifications for Roads and Structures, (Lastest Amendments), North Carolina Department of Transportation. Doc Link
4. North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry, North Carolina Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Bureau of Education, Training and Technical Assistance (Available from North Carolina Department of Labor - Order Code 600). Buy from Publisher
5. Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods, 8th Edition, 2010, Robert Peurifoy, Clifford Schexnayder, Aviad Shapira. Buy at Amazon
6. North Carolina CAMA Handbook for Coastal Development, 2007, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Coastal Management. Doc Link


Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4, Sedimentation Control, as amended July 1, 2000, Sedimentation Control Commission. Doc Link
2. North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 113A, Article 4, Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, Sections 113A-50 to 113A-67, inclusive. Doc Link
3. North Carolina One-Call Center Excavation Manual. Doc Link
4. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
5. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese. Buy at Amazon
6. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook (AC 150/5370-14A), 2000, AASHTO. Buy at Amazon
7. North Carolina Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting, North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors. Doc Link
8. Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 9th Edition, 2011, CRSI. Buy at Amazon
9. Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition, 2003, Post-Tensioning Institute. Buy at Amazon
10. Jacked Tunnel Design and Construction, 1998, Marco D. Boscardin, American Society of Civil Engineers. Buy at Amazon
11. Practical Guide to Railway Engineering, 2nd Edition, 2003, The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association. Buy from Publisher
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