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PSI Arizona B-4 General Residential Engineering Certification Package


To be certified The Arizona Business Management exam must be taken as well.

Construction and repair of appurtenances to residential structures. This scope includes all B-4R subclassifications: B-4R Corrosion Control; B-4R Sport Court Accessories; B-4R Soil Stabilization (note: Appurtenance is defined in R4-9-101 definitions).

The exam is 80 questions taken over 210 minutes. The minimum score required to pass is a 70%. 

The reference material listed above 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 7 materials may be brought into the exam center, the last 13 may not.

The following reference material is allowed in the examination center:

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

NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, 2008

Uniform Solar Energy Code, 2009

International Building Code, 2009

International Plumbing Code, 2009

International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2009

Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 9, Dept. of Environmental Quality Water Pollution Control

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

Photovoltaic Systems, 2nd edition, 2010

Planning & Installing Solar Thermal Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects, and Engineers, 2nd edition, 2010

Certified Pool-Spa Operators Handbook, 2006

Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Dave Roberts, 1987

Guide to Shotcrete

Fences and Retaining Walls

Simplified Irrigation Design, Pete Melby, 1995, 2nd Edition

Concrete Pipe Installation Manual, 1995

Landscaping Principles and Practices, Jack E. Ingels, 2004, 6th Edition

Arizona 811

Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods, Robert L. Peurifoy, Clifford J. Schexnayder, Aviad Shapira, 2005, 7th edition

Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition

Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook (MAPH-2), 2000

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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