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PSI Arizona A-12 (CR-80) Sewers, Drains and Pipe Laying (Commercial) Certification Package


To be certified, The Arizona Business Management Exam must be taken. 

Installation and repair of any project involving sewer access holes, the laying of pipe for storm drains, water and gas lines, irrigation and sewers. Includes connecting sewer collector lines to building drains and the installation of septic tanks, leaching lines, dry wells, and all necessary connections, and related excavation and backfilling.

The exam is 80 questions taken over 210 minutes. The minimum required passing score is a 70% which means that 56 questions need to be answered correctly.

The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination. The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available. For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

Candidates may use a silent, nonprinting, non-programmable calculator in the examination center.

The first 6 books may be brought into the exam center, but the last 9 may not.

The following reference material is allowed in the examination center

Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)

International Plumbing Code 2009

NFPA 30 - Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2003

AWWA Standard for Installation of Ductile Iron Water Main and their Appurtenances, C600-99, 1999 Edition

ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems, 2007,

On-site Wastewater Treatment Facility Provisions in Unified Water Quality Permit Rule, Arizona Administrative Code Title 18, Chapter 9, 2006

The following reference material is not allowed in the examination center:

Excavation and Grading Handbook, Revised Second Edition, 1987,

Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2002 Edition

Modern Welding, 2004 Edition

Pipefitter's Handbook, 1967, 3rd Edition

Concrete Pipe Installation Manual, 1995,

Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual, 2007

Pipe Welding Procedures, Hoobasar Rampaul, 1973,

IPT’s Pipe Trades Handbook

Pipe and Excavation Contracting

Arizona 811

Candidates are responsible for bringing their own references to the examination center. Reference materials may be highlighted, underlined, annotated and/or indexed prior to the examination session. However, references may not be written in during the examination session. Any candidate caught writing, highlighting, underlining and/or indexing in the references during the examination will be reported to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. Furthermore, candidates are not permitted to bring in any additional papers (loose or attached) with their approved references. References may be tabbed/indexed with permanent tabs only. (permanent tabs are defined as tabs that would tear the page if removed). Temporary tabs, (defined as Post-It notes, or other tabs that may be removed without tearing the page) are not allowed and must be removed from the reference before the exam will begin. If you are downloading from the Internet, you may bring this reference into the testing center with you as long as it is bound. You can have it spiral bound or you may hole-punch it and put it in a binder.


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