Construction Trade Exam Research Area

(B-100) General Building Contractor

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State of Utah
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT  84114
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Utah DOPL Website

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PSI Licensure: Certification
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Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Candidate Information

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Sitework 6
Concrete 10
Masonry 6
Metals 7
Carpentry 8
Thermal and Moisture Protection 4
Doors and Windows 4
Drywall and Finishes 3
Safety 5
Plan Reading and Estimating 10
Blue Stakes 3
Roofing 4
General Building Codes 7
Sewer and Septic 3

Total number of test questions: 80
Time allowed (hours): 3.0
The state of Utah also requires that you take and pass a written Business Management exam for this trade.

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Books Allowed in the Exam

1. International Building Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
2. Utah Amendments to the International Building Code  Web Page Link
3. International Residential Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
4. Utah Amendments to the International Residential Code  Web Page Link

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI Buy from Publisher
2. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, Technical Digest No. 9, 3rd Edition, 2008, (2nd Edition out-of-print), Steel Joist Institute Buy at Amazon
3. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer Buy at Amazon
4. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, ASCC Buy at Amazon
5. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts Buy at Amazon
6. Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014, USG Buy at Amazon
7. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson Buy at Amazon
8. Utah Excavator's Guide,
Utah Blue Stakes Center
Web Page Link
9. Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Steel Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 1999 (Revised 2003), Post Tensioning Institute Buy at Amazon
10. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, Clois E. Kicklighter Buy at Amazon
11. ACI 530-13: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, 2013, ACI Buy at Amazon
12. ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2014, ACI Buy at Amazon
13. Utah Water Quality, Onsite Wastewater Systems, Rule R317-4, Utah DEQ Web Page Link
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