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PSI Arizona CR-48 Ceramic, Plastic and Metal Tile (Residential/Commercial) Certification Exam


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

Installation and repair of ceramic and facsimile tile products common to the industry. This scope includes the CR-48R subclassification. 
Installation and repair of nonstructural bearing clay, glass, mosaics, metal, plastic, marble, terrazzo, slate, and other cement types of tile common to the industry installed for sanitary and decorative purposes; and setting of accessories and decorative inserts of various materials applied to surfaces by conventional methods. Placing setting beds, laying, cutting, setting and grouting tile used for all interior and exterior structure surfaces. Includes caulking and installing various types of expansion joints and divider strips within and abutting tile work. Installation of shower doors and tub enclosures are included when a part of the original contract. 
The trade test is considered equivalent for these classifications and upon passing the CBME and trade exam, either license classification may be applied for without further testing.

The exam is 80 questions over 180 minutes. The minimum required score 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 4 materials are allowed in the exam center the last 3 are not. There is an additional book titled Tile Manual, 1991, Ceramic Tile Institute of America, George N. Lavenberg and Gerald M. Halweg that is not allowed in the exam center, and it is out of print. 

The following reference material is allowed in the examination center:

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

International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2018

ANSI A108 & A118, 2011, American National Standard Specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile, 2017

Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation, 2011

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

Setting Tile, 1995,

Builder’s Guide to Floors, Peter Fleming, 1997

Craft Training for the Tile Professional

Tile Manual, 2017

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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