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New Mexico
(GS-8) Earthmoving, Excavation, and Ditching

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Construction Industries
Regulation and Licensing Department

2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4700
NM Regulation and Licensing Department

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2820 Broadbent Parkway
Suite E & F
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Phone: (877) 663-9267
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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Estimating and Plan Reading 4
Equipment and Technique 6
Compaction 10
Soil Types 10
Specialty Work (Blasting, Shoring) 6
Safety 4

Total number of test questions: 40
Time allowed (minutes): 125
In addition to the trade-specific examination(s) you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law Course.

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Books Permitted in the Exam

1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO - OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from Publisher
2. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 1987, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
3. International Building Code, 2009, ICC. Doc Link

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