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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Concrete 4
Masonry 4
Painting and Wall Covering 4
Drywall 4
Rough Carpentry and Framing 5
Siding 5
Finish Carpentry 5
Roofing 5
Insulation 5
Safety 5
Windows and Doors 4

Total number of test questions: 50
Time allowed (minutes): 120


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 Publisher
2. Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, DHCDOTC Web Page Link
4. International Residential Code, 2012, ICC Buy at Amazon
5. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer Buy at Amazon
6. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, ASCC Buy at Amazon
7. Painting & Decorating Craftman's Manual and Textbook, 8th Edition, 1995, PDCA Buy at Amazon
8. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter Buy at Amazon
9. ASTM D4756-06 - Standard Practice for Installation of Rigid Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Siding and Soffit, 2006, ASTM Buy from Publisher
10. Insulation Handbook, 2000, Richard Y. Bynum, Jr Buy at Amazon
11. Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014, USG Buy at Amazon
12. Finish Carpenter's Manual, 1993, Jim Tolpin Buy at Amazon
13. ANSI A117.1 - Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2017, ANSI Buy at Amazon
These references will not be available at the examination center.  Please see the PSI candidate bulletin regarding restrictions on personal copies.
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