Construction Trade Exam Research Area

(A) General Engineering

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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas % of
Sewers 4
Water and Piping 11
Gas and Liquid Fuel Piping 12
Paving 12
Excavation, Compaction and Grading 12
Safety 7
Steel 6
Piles 4
Concrete 14
Traffic Control 3
Welding 6
Nevada One-Call 3
Electrical Transmission Lines 6

Total number of test questions: 100
Time allowed (hours): 3.0

This exam may also include questions on the following subjects:

  • Reading and interpreting construction codes and regulations
  • Nevada Health department regulations
  • Appropriate building codes
  • Trade materials, tools, equipment and methods
  • Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Rules
The Nevada licensing process requires that you pass a Contractor Management Survey Exam
unless you are already a licensed contractor who is adding a classification to his/her license.

Business and Law Offering

Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Nevada Division of Environmental Protection: Bureau of Water Polution Control, Fact Sheets WTS-22 and WTS-23, NDEP Web Page Link
2. NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2015, NFPA.
Buy at Amazon
3. ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems, 2007, ASME Buy from Publisher
NOTE: The study material we are offering for this exam will exclude sample questions for reference # 1.

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, ASCC Buy at Amazon
2. Placing Reinforcing Bars, 9th Edition, CRSI Buy at Amazon
3. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI Buy from Publisher
4. Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2016, DIPRA Web Page Link
5. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts Buy at Amazon
6. Pipe Welding Procedures, 2003, Industrial Press Buy at Amazon
7. Nevada Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 2001, Nevada DOT PDF File Link
8. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook (MAPH-2), 2nd Edition, 2000, AASHTO Buy at Amazon
9. Pipefitter’s Handbook, 3rd Edition, 1967, Forrest R. Lindsey Buy at Amazon
10. Suggested Marking Guidelines and The Nevada One Call Law PDF File Link
11. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, Technical Digest No. 9, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute Buy at Amazon
12. Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition, 2003, Post Tensioning Institute Buy at Amazon
13. Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual, 2018, ACPA PDF File Link
14. Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, Shoemaker, Mack Buy at Amazon
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