Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Nevada
(B) General Building

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Nevada State Contractor's Board
2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200
Henderson, NV  89074
Phone: (702) 486-1100

Northern Nevada Office
9670 Gateway Dr, Suite 100
Reno, NV  89511-5906
Phone: (775) 688-1141
NV State Contractors Board

Exam Administrator

PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (800) 733-9267
Candidate Information Web Page

Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Questions
Sitework 6
Concrete 12
Masonry 6
Metals 12
Carpentry 7
Thermal and Moisture Protection 9
Doors and Windows 4
Drywall and Finishes 4
Safety 5
General Code, Plan Reading and Estimating 12
Nevada One-Call 3

Total number of test questions: 80
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. International Building Code, 2012, ICC. Buy at Amazon
2. ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011 or 2014, ACI. Buy at Amazon
3. ACI 530-11/530.1-11 or ACI 530/530.1-13: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, 2011 or 2013, ACI. Buy at Amazon
These references will not be available in the examination center.  Please see the PSI candidate bulletin regarding restrictions on personal copies.

Books NOT Allowed 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. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute. Buy at Amazon
3. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
4. Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014, USG. Buy at Amazon
5. Suggested Marking Guidelines and The Nevada One Call Law Doc Link
6. Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition, 2003, Post Tensioning Institute. Buy at Amazon
7. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter. Buy at Amazon
8. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors. Buy at Amazon
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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 Oct-2016