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Residential - Basic Contractor

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Georgia Secretary of State
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA  31217
Phone: (478) 207-2440
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PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267
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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Sitework, Footings and Foundations8
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement8
General Code and Construction Knowledge18
Associated Trades10
OSHA Safety7
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (minutes):

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

International Residential Code, 2006, ICC
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Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
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BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2015 (Revises 2013), SBCA
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The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, ASCC
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Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, Clois Kicklighter
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Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
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International Energy Conservation Code, 2009, ICC
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Georgia State Amendments to the State Minimum Standard Codes (IRC), Georgia DCA, 2007
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Georgia State Amendments to the State Minimum Standard Codes (IECC), Georgia DCA, 2009
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NOTE: Even though the Georgia DCA has published a “Minimum Standard Codes Statement” for current adopted versions of the (2012) International codes, PSI has not updated thier exam bulletins to reflect this change as of 5/20/19.  Links to amendments no longer apply to current codes.

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