Construction Trade Exam Research Area

North Carolina
(S) Metal Erection

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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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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Metal Roofing and Siding 5
Reinforcing Steel 8
Safety - OSHA Subpart R 7
Safety - General 6
Steel Decks 7
Steel Joists and Girders 15
Welding 6
Bolting 3
Laws and Regulations 2
Liens 1
Metal Fencing 5

Total number of test questions: 65
Time allowed (minutes): 150


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. North Carolina OSHA for the Construction Industry (latest amendments available from North Carolina Department of Labor - Order Code 600). Buy from Publisher
2. RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using ASTM A325 or A490 Bolts, 2004, Research Council On Structural Connections PDF File Link


Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Profiled Sheet Roofing and Cladding - A Guide to Good Practices, 3rd Edition, 1999, National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited. Buy at Amazon
2. Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 9th Edition, 2011, CRSI Buy at Amazon
3. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, Technical Digest No. 9, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute Buy at Amazon
4. North Carolina Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting, North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors Web Page Link
5. Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2nd Edition, 2006, Steel Deck Institute PDF File Link
6. NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, General Contractors Edition, North Carolina 7th Edition, NASCLA. Buy from Publisher
7. Modern Welding, 11th Edition, 2013, A.D. Althouse, C.H. Turnquist, W.A. Bowditch, K.E. Bowditch. Buy at Amazon
8. Fences and Retaining Walls, 1990, William McElroy. Buy from Publisher
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