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North Carolina
(PU) Public Utilities Contractor

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Raleigh, NC  27612
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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Excavation and Grading 6
Electrical Power Distribution 15
Fuel Distribution 12
Swimming Pools 4
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 12
Shotcrete and Gunite 4
Water and Sewer Piping 12
Communications Systems 3
Boring and Tunneling 4
Erosion and Sedimentation Control 2
Safety 8
Liens 1
Licensing 2
Business and Law 7
One Call 2
Welding 6

Total number of test questions: 100
Time allowed (minutes): 240


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, North Carolina, 7th Edition, NASCLA Buy at Amazon
2. North Carolina OSHA for the Construction Industry (latest amendments available from North Carolina Department of Labor - Order Code 600). Buy from Publisher
3. North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Subchapter 18C, Water Supplies, 2004. PDF File Link
4. North Carolina Department of Evironmental Health and Natural Resources, Public Swimming Pools - Water Supplies, Title 15A, Subchapter 18C, NCAC PDF Link
5. Recommended Practices for Installation of Aboveground Storage Systems for Motor Vehicle Refueling (RP200), 2013, Petroleum Equipment Institute Buy from Publisher
6. Recommended Procedures for Testing Electrical Continuity of Fuel-Dispensing Hanging Hardware (RP400), 2013, Petroleum Equipment Institute Buy from Publisher
7. ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems, 2012, ASME Buy at Amazon
8. National Electrical Safety Code (C2-2007), 2007, IEEE PDF File Link
9. Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, 2011, Thomas M. Shoemaker, James E. Mack. Buy at Amazon
10. Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2016, DIPRA PDF File Link
11. Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual, 2018, ACPA PDF File Link
NOTE: The study material we offer for this exam does not include sample questions for reference # 7.

Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

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, as amended through October 2002, 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. North Carolina Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting, North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors Web Page Link
6. Jacked Tunnel Design and Construction, 1998, Marco D. Boscardin, American Society of Civil Engineers Buy at Amazon
7. Erectors' Manual: Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products, 2nd Edition, 1999, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Buy at Amazon
8. Modern Welding, 11th Edition, 2013, A.D. Althouse, C.H. Turnquist, W.A. Bowditch, K.E. Bowditch. Buy at Amazon
9. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese. Buy at Amazon
10. Guide to Shotcrete - ACI 506R-90, 1995 (Current is 506R-16, 2016), American Concrete Institute Buy at Amazon
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