PSI Arizona (KA) General Engineering (Commercial) Exam Certification Package
SCOPE OF WORK
Construction in connection with fixed works, including streets, roads, power and utilities plants, dams, hydroelectric plants, sewage and waste disposal plants, bridges, tunnels and overpasses. Also included are the scopes of work allowed by all of the other engineering classifications, A-3 through A-21.
The exam is a 130 question exam taken over 300 minutes. The minimum required score to pass is a 70% which means 91 questions must be answered correctly to pass.
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.
The first 6 books may be brought into the exam center, the last 20 may not.
The following reference material is allowed in the examination center:
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)
ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems, 2007
NFPA 30 - Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2008
NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, 2008
On-site Wastewater Treatment Facility Provisions in Unified Water Quality Permit Rule, Arizona Administrative Code Title 18, Chapter 9, 2006
Uniform Solar Energy Code, 2009
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
Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005
Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 2011, 9th Edition
DIPRA Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2000,
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Dave Roberts, 1987
Pipe Welding Procedures, Hoobasar Rampaul, 2003
Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook (MAPH-2), 2000
Pipefitter's Handbook, 1967, 3rd Edition
Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders
Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Steel Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 2003
Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual, 2007
Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, Shoemaker and Mack, 12th Edition,
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, 2003
Design and Construction of Urban Storm Water Management Systems, 1992
Storm Water Management for Construction Activities, 1992,
Construction Handbook for Bridge Temporary Works, 1995, 1st edition
Construction Planning, Equipment, and Method
Soils and Foundations,
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.