Construction Trade Exam Research Area

North Carolina
Highway Contractor

Apply for the License

North Carolina Licensing Board
for General Contractors

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

Exam Administrator

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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


Allowed References

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, 2012, NCDOT PDF File Link
4. North Carolina OSHA for the Construction Industry (latest amendments 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 Web Page Link


NOT Allowed References

1. North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4, Sedimentation Control, as amended July 1, 2000, Sedimentation Control Commission. PDF File Link
2. North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 113A, Article 4, Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, Sections 113A-50 to 113A-67, inclusive. PDF File Link
3. North Carolina One-Call Center Excavation Manual. Web Page 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 2000, 2016, AASHTO Buy at Amazon
7. North Carolina Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting, North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors Web Page 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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