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Virginia

Residential Building Contractor

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Commonwealth of Virginia
DPOR Board of Contractors

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA  23233
(804) 367-8511
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PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 340-3701
Exam Type
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Exam Content
Content Areas
(from PSI bulletin)
# of
Questions
Layout7
Excavation6
Foundations7
Framing9
Insulation3
Ventilation3
Windows, Doors & Skylights3
Exterior10
Decks, Walks & Ramps4
Finishing6
Masonry4
Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs1
Prints, Plans & Specifications8
Safety & Employee Protection8
Construction Debris Cleanup & Disposal1
Total number of test questions:
80
Time allowed (minutes):
160
Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
NASCLA Contractor's Guide, Virginia 8th Edition, NASCLA
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2.
Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (Part 1 - Summary), 2015, USBC
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3.
International Residential Code, 2015, ICC
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4.
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010, John Feirer, and Mark Feirer
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5.
Builders Technical Supplement, 2011, PSI
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NOTE:  The NASCLA Contractor's Guide contains all of the information needed for responding to the questions on the General and Advanced portions of the Contractor examination, and, along with the Virginia Uniform State Building Code, all of the information needed for the Virginia portion of the examination.

Alternative References
1.
VA Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, Title 56, Chapter 10.3
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2.
Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act, USDOL
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3.
Circular E, Employer‘s Tax Guide, IRS
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4.
Virginia Mechanics‘ Lien Law, Title 43, Chapter 1, Code of Virginia
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6.
Virginia Right to Work Law, Virginia Code of Laws 40.1-58 through 40.1-69
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7.
OSHA Form Number 300 & 301 - Log and Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, USDOL
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8.
VA Workers‘ Compensation Act, Title 65.1, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
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9.
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, IRS
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10.
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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11.
Builders Guide to Accounting, Revised Edition
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12.
Construction Contracting, 8th Edition, Clough, Sears
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13.
VA Job Safety and Health Protection Poster, VADOL
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Available Study Materials
PSI OSHA Selections
Study Guide
$54.95

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

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