Construction Trade Exam Research Area

North Carolina
(PU) Public Utilities Contractor

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North Carolina Licensing Board
for General Contractors

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

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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Questions
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

 

Reference Books and Codes

1. NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management - North Carolina Electrical, North Carolina, 11th Edition, NASCLA. Buy from Publisher
2. 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 PSI
3. North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Subchapter 18C, Water Supplies, 2004. Doc Link
4. Public Swimming Pools - North Carolina Department of Evironmental Health and Natural Resources, Title 15A, Subchapter 18A, Section 2500, North Carolina Administrative Code. PDF Link
5. Recommended Practices for Installation of Aboveground Storage Systems for Motor Vehicle Refueling (RP200), 2013, Petroleum Equipment Institute. Buy from NASCLA
6. Recommended Procedures for Testing Electrical Continuity of Fuel-Dispensing Hanging Hardware (RP400), 2012, Petroleum Equipment Institute. Buy from Publisher
7. ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems, 2007 (Revised 2010), ASME. Buy from Publisher
8. National Electrical Safety Code (C2-2007), 2007, IEEE. Doc 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. Doc Link
11. Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation, 2007, American Concrete Pipe Association. doc link

 

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. Doc 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. Doc Link
3. North Carolina One-Call Center Excavation Manual. Doc 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. Doc 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, 2005, American Concrete Institute. Buy at Amazon

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