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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Boilers, General Knowledge 10
Controls, Boiler Fittings, and Accessories 3
Pumps 3
Safety 6
Boiler Testing and Troubleshooting 4
Hoisting and Rigging 3
Conveying Equipment 6
Welding 5

Total number of test questions: 40
Time allowed (minutes): 90


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO- OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments) Buy from PSI
2. Virginia Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules and Regulations, 16 VAC 25-50-10, 2003, VADLI Buy from Publisher
3. ASME B20.1: Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment, 2015 (Revises 2012), ASME Buy at Amazon
4. Low Pressure Boilers, 4th Edition, 2012, Frederick M. Steingress. Buy at Amazon
5. Modern Welding, 11th Edition, 2012, A.D. Althouse, C.H. Turnquist, W.A. Bowditch, K.E. Bowditch Buy at Amazon
6. Pump Handbook, 4th Edition, 2007, Igor Karassik, Joseph Messina, Paul Cooper, and Charles Heald Buy at Amazon
7. Handbook of Rigging for Construction and Industrial Operations, 5th Edition, 2009, Joseph A. Rossnagel, W.E. and Higgins, R. Lindley Buy at Amazon
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