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Virginia

Underground Utility & Excavating

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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) 340-3910
Exam Type
OPEN  BOOK
Exam Content
Subject Areas
(from PSI bulletin)
# of
Questions
Materials and Installation12
Earthwork8
Surface Repair4
VA811 Utility Rules and Regulations6
Electrical Conduit Code Requirements5
Sanitary and Water Piping Code Requirements10
Safety5
Total number of test questions:
50
Time allowed (minutes):
120
Books Allowed in the Exam
1.
Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI
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2.
VA Positive Response Codes, 2015, USBC
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3.
VA Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, Title 56, Ch. 10.3
Web Page Link
4.
Design and Construction of Urban Stormwater Management Systems, 1992, ASCE,
Web Page Link
5.
Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2016, DIPRA
Book Source
6.
Construction Planning, Equipment & Methods, 8th Edition, Peurifoy
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7.
Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook (AC 150/5370-14A), 2000, AASHTO
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8.
AWWA M23: PVC Pipe - Design and Installation, 2nd Edition, AWWA
PDF File Link
9.
International Plumbing Code, 2015, ICC
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10.
National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2011, NFPA
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11.
Virginia Underground Marking Standards, VA Utility and Railroad Safety
Web Page Link
12.
Virginia Professional Excavators Manual., VA Utility and Railroad Safety
Web Page Link
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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