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North Carolina
Building Contractor

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North Carolina Licensing Board
for General Contractors

5400 Creedmoor Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27612
Phone: (919) 571-4183

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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
Site Work6
Concrete13
Masonry6
Metals12
Carpentry7
Roofing6
Associated Trades3
Business and Law7
Safety4
Estimating, Plan Reading and General Building Code Requirements14
One Call2
Erosion and Sedimentation Control2
Licensing2
Liens1
Sports Fields5
Total number of test questions:
90
Time allowed (minutes):
200

Books Allowed in the Exam

1.
Sports Fields: Design, Construction, and Maintenance, 2nd Edition, 2010, James C. Puhalla, Jeffrey V. Krans, J. Michael Goatley Jr
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2.
North Carolina OSHA for the Construction Industry, NCDOL
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3.
NASCLA Guide to Business, Law and Project Management for General Contractors, North Carolina, 8th Edition, NASCLA
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4.
North Carolina State Building Code: Building Code, 2018, ICC
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5.
ACI 530/530.1-11 or ACI 530/530.1-13: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and Companion Commentaries, 2011 or 2013, ACI
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6.
ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011 or 2014, ACI
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7.
North Carolina State Building Code: Administrative Code and Policies, 2018, ICC
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8.
ANSI 117.1-2017 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2017, ANSI
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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, Technical Digest No. 9, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute
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2.
Carpentry & Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
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3.
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 16th Edition, Kosmatka, Kerkhoff, Panarese
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4.
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
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5.
Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson
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6.
Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 3rd Edition, Post-Tensioning Institute
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7.
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, Clois Kicklighter
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8.
North Carolina 811 Excavation Guide
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9.
North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4, Sedimentation Control, Sedimentation Control Commission
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10.
North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 113A, Article 4, Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, Sections 113A-50 to 113A-67, inclusive
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11.
North Carolina Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting, North Carolina LBGC
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12.
SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck (No. MOC3), 3rd Edition, SDI
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