(A-12) Excavating, Grading, Trenching & Surfacing
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Nevada State Contractor‘s Board
2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: (702) 486-1100
PSI Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (855) 205-5827
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|Tools & Equipment||12|
|Paving & Surfacing Procedures||20|
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (hours):
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 are required to pass the Contractor Management Survey Exam offered by PSI.
Books NOT Allowed in the Exam
Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 2001, NDOT
Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation, 6th Edition, Herbert Nichols and David Day
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
Excavation and Grading Handbook, 2005, Nick Capachi
Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods, 8th Edition, Robert Peurifoy, Clifford Schexnayder, Aviad Shapira
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI, 2013
Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook (AC 150/5370-14B), 2013 (supersedes 14A/2000 version), FAA/USACE
Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition, 2018, ACI/ASCC
Nevada One Call Law and Suggested Marking Guidelines
Available Study Materials
PSI OSHA Selections
Sample questions are based on the PSI publication titled “29 CFR PART 1926 Selections, as of June 2013” (highlighted in green above).
This file contains approx. 800 sample questions.
REMINDER: PSI uses this book for many exams they offer. Not all sections of this code will apply to your exam.
We also include a table showing the relationship between our questions and OSHA code sections. Corrections to the original PSI publication are noted.