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(C-10) Landscape Contracting

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PSI Licensure: Certification
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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Planning, Design and
Pre-Construction Activities
Soils, Site Preparation, Drainage,
and Erosion Control
Plants, Ground Cover, Trees,
and Other Vegetation
Irrigation 13
Walkways, Patios, Retaining Walls,
and Hardscaping
Ponds and Water Features 4
Xeriscaping 6
Low Voltage Lighting 5

Total number of test questions: 60
Time allowed (hours): 2.0

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 NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Simplified Irrigation Design, 2nd Edition, 1995, Pete Melby. Buy at Amazon
2. Landscaping Principles & Practices, 7th Edition, 2009, Jack Ingels. Buy at Amazon
3. Waterwise Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs and Vines: A Xeriscape Guide for the Rocky Mountain Region, California and the Desert Southwest, 2nd Edition, 2003, James M. Knopf. Buy at Amazon
4. Landscaping Construction, 2nd Edition, 2005, David Sauter. Buy at Amazon
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