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PSI Arizona R-9/C-9 (CR-9) Concrete (Residential/Commercial) Certification Package


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

Installation and repair of concrete, concrete products, and accessories common to the industry. This scope includes all C9R subclassifications. Gunite and Shotcrete, Lightweight Concrete, Fence Footings, pre-Cast Concrete, Sawing, Coring, Epoxy Panels and Bonding, Terrazzo.
All work in connection with the processing, proportioning, batching, mixing, conveying, and placing of concrete composed of materials common to the concrete industry, including finishing, coloring, curing, repairing, testing, drilling, sawing, grinding, chipping, and grouting. Placing film barriers, sealing, and waterproofing are included. Construction, centering, and assembling forms, molds, slipforms, and pans. Trenching, excavating, backfilling, and grading in connection with concrete construction. Installation of embedded items essential to or comprising an integral part of the concrete or concrete construction, including reinforcing elements and accessories.
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 50 questions in 120 minutes. The minimum passing score 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), 

International Building Code, 2009, International Code Council, 

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

ACI 318-08 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary,

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

Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 

Pipe and Excavation Contracting,

Formwork for Concrete

Placing Reinforcing Bars, 

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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