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Recreational Facility Contracting

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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Planning and Design for Landscape Construction 6
Soils and Site Preparation 5
Layout and Excavation 5
General Concrete 5
Retaining Walls 5
Landscaping 7
Irrigation 8
Rough Carpentry 5
Safety 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), Revised as of 2013- OR - (OSHA) Excerpts as of 2013 byPSI Buy from Publisher
2. Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, Part 1, 2012, DHCDOTC Web Page Link
3. International Building Code, 2012, ICC Buy at Amazon
4. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer Buy at Amazon
5. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese Buy at Amazon
6. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts Buy at Amazon
7. Simplified Irrigation Design, 2nd Edition, Pete Melby Buy at Amazon
8. Landscaping Principles and Practices, 6th Edition, Jack Ingels Buy at Amazon
9. Landscape Construction, 3rd Edition, David Sauter Buy at Amazon
10. Fences and Retaining Walls, 1996 (Revises 1990), William McElroy 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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