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Hawaii
(C-17) Excavating, Grading and Trenching Contractor

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Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) ™
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant St, Room 301
Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone: (808) 586-3000
Contractor Licensing Site

Exam Administrator

Prometric of Hawaii ™
354 Uluniu Street, Suite 308
Kailua, HI  96734
Phone: (808) 261-8182
Candidate Web Link

Exam Type

CLOSED  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas% of
Questions
Equipment/Technique33
Compaction20
Soil Types and Stability18
Estimating17
Retaining Walls5
Blasting5
Shoring2
Total number of test questions:
40
Time allowed (hours):
2.0

The state of Hawaii requires that you take and pass a written Business and Law exam for this trade

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Excavation and Grading Handbook, 2005, Nick Capachi, John Capachi.
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2.
Surveying Practice, Jerry A. Nathanson, Philip C. Kissam
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3.
Carpentry and Building Construction, John Feirer
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4.
Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation, 1998, Herbert L. Nichols, Jr
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5.
Uniform Building Code, Volume 1, 1994, ICC
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6.
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926 (OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry)
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7.
Principles and Practices of Heavy Construction, Cameron K. Andres, Ronald C. Smith
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