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North Carolina
Highway Contractor

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North Carolina Licensing Board
for General Contractors

5400 Creedmoor Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27612
Phone: (919) 571-4183
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PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267
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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
Paving-Asphalt12
Piles5
Excavation and Grading8
Concrete Paving3
Safety5
One Call3
Traffic Control2
Concrete6
Metals including Concrete Reinforcement5
Erosion and Sedimentation Control4
Tunneling8
Railroad Construction8
Marine Construction6
Licensing2
Liens1
Business and Law7
Sports Fields5
Total number of test questions:
90
Time allowed (minutes):
265

Books Allowed in the Exam

1.
Sports Fields: Design, Construction, and Maintenance, 2nd Edition, 2010, James C. Puhalla, Jeffrey V. Krans, J. Michael Goatley Jr
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2.
NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, North Carolina, 7th Edition, NASCLA
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3.
North Carolina Standard Specifications for Roads and Structures, 2018, NCDOT
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4.
North Carolina OSHA for the Construction Industry, NCDOL
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5.
Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods, 8th Edition, Robert Peurifoy, Clifford Schexnayder, Aviad Shapira
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6.
North Carolina CAMA Handbook for Coastal Development, NCDEQ
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4, Sedimentation Control, Sedimentation Control Commission
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2.
North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 113A, Article 4, Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, Sections 113A-50 to 113A-67, inclusive
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3.
North Carolina One-Call Center Excavation Manual
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4.
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
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5.
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 16th Edition, Kosmatka, Kerkhoff, Panarese
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6.
Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000, 2016, AASHTO
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7.
North Carolina Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting, North Carolina LBGC
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8.
Placing Reinforcing Bars, 9th Edition, CRSI
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9.
Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition, Post-Tensioning Institute
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10.
Jacked Tunnel Design and Construction, 1998, Marco D. Boscardin, ASCE
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11.
Practical Guide to Railway Engineering, 2nd Edition, 2003, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association
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