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Nevada
(B-2) Residential and Small Commercial Building Contractor

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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
Sitework4
Concrete10
Masonry10
Metals5
Carpentry12
Thermal and Moisture Protection9
Doors and Windows3
Drywall and Finishes4
Safety10
General Code, Plan Reading
and Estimating
10
Nevada One-Call3
Total number of test questions:
80
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.
International Building Code, 2012, ICC
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2.
International Residential Code, 2012, ICC
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3.
ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011 or 2014, ACI
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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2.
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
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3.
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, Clois Kicklighter
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4.
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
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5.
Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014, USG
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6.
Suggested Marking Guidelines and The Nevada One Call Law
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7.
BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2013
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8.
Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, ASCC
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Available Study Materials
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