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PSI Arizona CR-8 Floor Covering (Residential/Commercial) Certification Package


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

Installation and repair of floor covering materials and accessories. This scope includes all C-8R sub-classifications. Wood Flooring, Carpet, Composition Flooring, Non-Conventional Floor Cover, Ceramic and Clay Floor Covering.
Installation, replacement and repair of floor covering materials and related accessories including preparation of the surface to be covered. Included are linoleum, carpets, carpet backings and pads, and materials manufactured as asphalt, vinyl, vinyl asbestos, rubber, wood, ceramic and clay.

The exam is 60 questions taken over 150 minutes. The minimum required score to pass is a 70%.  

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 following reference material is allowed in the examination center:

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

ANSI A108, A118, & A136.1 2017, American National Standard Specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile, 2017

Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation, 2017

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

Stanley Complete Flooring, 2008, 1st Edition

Hardwood Floors: Laying, Sanding, and Finishing, 1990

Flooring - The Essential Source Book for Planning, Selecting, 2005

Builder’s Guide to Floors, 1997

Setting Tile, 1995

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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