Construction Trade Research Area

(C-5) Concrete Contractor

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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  89521
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


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of Questions
Safety 6
Concrete - Earthwork 7
Concrete 15
Concrete - Reinforcement 10
Concrete - Formwork 12
Concrete - Cutting 10

Total Number of Test Questions: 60
Time Allowed (Hours): 2

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.  
(study materials for the CMS exam are offered from the link above)

Books Allowed in the Exam

1. International Building Code, 2009, ICC. Doc Link
2. ACI 318: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011, ACI. Buy from 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), Revised as of 2013 - OR - (OSHA) Excerpts as of 2013 by PSI. Buy from PSI
2. Formwork for Concrete, 7th Edition, 2005, M.K. Hurd, American Concrete Institute. Buy at Amazon
3. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors. Buy at Amazon
4. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
5. Finish Carpenter's Manual, 1993, Jim Tolpin. Buy at Amazon
6. Sawcutting Concrete Flatwork, June 1994, Rosalie Johnson, Concrete Construction Magazine Doc Link
7. Sawcutting Joints in Concrete, January 1995, Bruce A. Suprenant, Concrete Construction Magazine Doc Link
8. Taking the Tedium Out of Cutting, January 1981, Concrete Construction Magazine Doc Link
9. Tips on Cutting Concrete, July 1987, Concrete Construction Magazine Doc Link

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