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North Carolina
(PU) Public Utilities Contractor

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North Carolina Licensing Board
for General Contractors ™

5400 Creedmoor Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27612
Phone: (919) 571-4183
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PSI Licensure: Certification ™
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267
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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
Excavation and Grading6
Electrical Power Distribution15
Fuel Distribution12
Swimming Pools4
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement12
Shotcrete and Gunite4
Water and Sewer Piping12
Communications Systems3
Boring and Tunneling4
Erosion and Sedimentation Control2
Safety8
Liens1
Licensing2
Business and Law7
One Call2
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
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2.
North Carolina OSHA for the Construction Industry, NCDOL
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3.
Water Supplies, Protection of Water Supplies, Title 15A, Subchapter 18C, NC Administrative Code
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4.
Public Swimming Pools, Title 15A, Subchapter 18A, Sec. 2500-2544, NC Administrative Code (wrong link in bulletin.  In PDF, search for "SECTION .2500")
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5.
Recommended Practices for Installation of Aboveground Storage Systems for Motor Vehicle Refueling (RP200), 2012, PEI
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6.
Recommended Procedures for Testing Electrical Continuity of Fuel-Dispensing Hanging Hardware (RP400), 2013, PEI
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7.
ASME B31.8-2014 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems, 2014, ASME
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8.
National Electrical Safety Code (C2-2017), 2017, IEEE
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9.
Lineman‘s and Cableman‘s Handbook, 13th Edition, Shoemaker, Mack
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10.
Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2016, DIPRA
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11.
Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual, 2019, ACPA
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4, Sedimentation Control, Sedimentation Control Commission
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2.
North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 113A, Article 4, Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, Sections 113A-50 to 113A-67, inclusive
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3.
North Carolina One-Call Center Excavation Manual
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4.
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
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5.
North Carolina Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting, North Carolina LBGC
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6.
Jacked Tunnel Design and Construction, 1998, Marco D. Boscardin, ASCE
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7.
Erectors' Manual: Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products, 2nd Edition, 1999, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
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8.
Modern Welding, 11th Edition, 2013, Althouse, Turnquist, Bowditch
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9.
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, Kosmatka, Kerkhoff, Panarese
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10.
Guide to Shotcrete - ACI 506R-90, 1995 (Current is 506R-16, 2016), ACI
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