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Nevada
(A-7) Excavating and Grading

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Exam Type

CLOSED  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Questions
Earthwork Construction 18
Tools and Equipment 12
Safety 7
Nevada One-Call 3

Total Number of Test Questions: 40
Time Allowed (Hours): 1.5

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.

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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 2001, Nevada Department of Transportation. Doc Link
2. Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation, 5th Edition, 2005, (Revsied 6th Edition, 2010), Herbert L. Nichols, Jr. and David A. Day Buy from Amazon
3. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
4. Excavation and Grading Handbook, 2005, Nick Capachi.
Buy at Amazon
5. Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer. Buy from PSI
6. Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods, 7th Edition, 2005, Robert Peurifoy, Clifford Schexnayder, Aviad Shapira. Buy at Amazon
7. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO - OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from PSI
8. Suggested Marking Guidelines and The Nevada One Call Law, Underground Service Alert North of Central/Northern California and Nevada. Doc Link
These references will not be available in the examination center.  Please see the PSI candidate bulletin regarding restrictions on personal copies.

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