Construction Trade Exam Research Area

(C-1D) Plumbing Contractor

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

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PSI Licensure: Certification ™
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267
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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Gas Systems 8
Cleanouts 4
Fixtures and Equipment 3
Hydronics 3
Water Heaters / Venting 6
Piping, Valves and Controls 5
Water Supply 8
Hangers and Supports 4
Drain, Waste and Vents 8
Backflow 4
Traps and Interceptors 4
Isometric Analysis /
Plumbing Mathematics
Safety 5
Joints and Connections 3
Solar 3
General Plumbing Requirements 3
Storm Drainage 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. Uniform Plumbing Code, 2012, IAPMO Buy at Amazon
2. NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code, 2012, NFPA Buy at Amazon
3. NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, 2014, NFPA Buy at Amazon
4. Uniform Mechanical Code, 2012, IAPMO 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. Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters, 8th Edition, 2012, Lee Smith. Buy at Amazon
2. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO- OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from Publisher
3. Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings, 2nd Edition, 2004, John Siegenthaler. Buy at Amazon
4. Solar Water and Pool Heating Manual: Design and Installation & Repair and Maintenance, Florida Solar Energy Center. PDF File Link
5. Pipefitter’s Handbook, 3rd Edition, Forrest R. Lindsey. Buy at Amazon
6. Pipe Welding Procedures, 2nd Edition, 2003, Industrial Press. Buy at Amazon
Go to OSHA Resources
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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