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Nevada
(A-12) Excavating, Grading, Trenching and Surfacing

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

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PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267

Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
Earthwork Construction18
Tools and Equipment12
Paving and Surfacing Procedures20
Safety7
Nevada One-Call3
Total number of test questions:
60
Time allowed (hours):
2.0

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.
Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 2001, NDOT
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2.
Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation, 6th Edition, Herbert Nichols and David Day
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3.
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
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4.
Excavation and Grading Handbook, 2005, Nick Capachi
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5.
Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
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6.
Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods, 8th Edition, Robert Peurifoy, Clifford Schexnayder, Aviad Shapira
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7.
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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8.
Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000, 2016, AASHTO
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9.
The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, ASCC
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10.
Nevada One Call Law and Suggested Marking Guidelines
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Available Study Materials
PSI OSHA Selections
Practice Exam
$74.95

Sample questions are based on the PSI publication titled "29 CFR PART 1926 Selections, as of June 2013".

This file contains 796 sample questions.

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