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Nevada
(A) General Engineering

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Nevada State Contractor‘s Board ™
2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200
Henderson, NV  89074
Phone: (702) 486-1100
NV State Contractors Board

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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
Sewers4
Water and Piping11
Gas and Liquid Fuel Piping12
Paving12
Excavation, Compaction and Grading12
Safety7
Steel6
Piles4
Concrete14
Traffic Control3
Welding6
Nevada One-Call3
Electrical Transmission Lines6
Total number of test questions:
100
Time allowed (hours):
3.0

This exam may also include questions on the following subjects:

  • Reading and interpreting construction codes and regulations
  • Nevada Health Department regulations
  • Appropriate building codes
  • Trade materials, tools, equipment and methods
  • Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Rules

In addition to the trade-specific examination, you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law course

Books Allowed in the Exam

1.
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection: Bureau of Water Polution Control, Fact Sheets WTS-22 and WTS-23, NDEP
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2.
NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2015, NFPA.
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3.
ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems ($220), 2007, ASME
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, ASCC
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2.
Placing Reinforcing Bars, 9th Edition, CRSI
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3.
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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4.
Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2016, DIPRA
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5.
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
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6.
Pipe Welding Procedures, 2003, Hoobasarl Rampaul
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7.
Nevada Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 2001, Nevada DOT
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8.
Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook (MAPH-2), 2nd Edition, AASHTO
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9.
Pipefitter’s Handbook, 3rd Edition, 1967, Forrest R. Lindsey
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10.
Suggested Marking Guidelines and The Nevada One Call Law
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11.
Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, Technical Digest No. 9, 3rd Edition, Steel Joist Institute
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12.
Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition, Post Tensioning Institute
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13.
Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual, 2019, ACPA
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14.
Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, Shoemaker, Mack
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