Construction Trade Exam Research Area

(C-23) Drilling Wells

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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
General Regulations 10
Drilling and Boreholes 5
Casings and Screens 6
Grouting and Sealing 6
Contamination Prevention 5
Testing 3
Safety and General Knowledge 4
Pumps and Tanks 6

Total number of test questions: 45
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 Allowed in the Exam

1. Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 534, Underground Water Wells, Nevada State Division of Health. Web Page Link

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Water Well Driller's Beginning Training Manual, 2012, NGWA. (3rd Edition is out of print) Buy at Amazon
2. Manual of Water Well Construction Practices, 1998, Stuart Smith, NGWA. Buy at Amazon
3. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO- OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from Publisher
Go to OSHA Resources
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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