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PSI Nevada C-10 Landscape Contracting Certification Package


the exam consists of 60 questions and you get 2 hours to complete the test. the minimum passing score is a 42. 

To be certified The Nevada Contractor Management Survey exam must be taken as well.

The Nevada State Contractors Board has approved the Examination Content Outlines. The outlines reflect the minimum knowledge required by contractors to perform their duties to the public in a competent and responsible manner. Changes in the content of the examinations will not be made until changes are made in the reference books.

The examination questions reference specific national codes. However when practicing as a contractor you must check with each local jurisdiction to ensure compliance with additional regulations or modifications adopted by that jurisdiction.

If there is conflicting information between a code, law, or regulation and another authorized reference text, please be aware that the requirements of the code, law, or regulation prevail, and that the examination questions will be referenced to the code, law, or regulation.

The examination may include questions on:
Reading and interpreting construction codes and regulations.
Nevada Health department regulations.  
Appropriate building codes.  
Trade materials, tools, equipment and methods.  
Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Rules.

Scope of Work
A person who holds a classification C-10 license may grade and prepare plots of land for architectural horticulture, decoratively treat, arrange, plant and maintain gardens, lawns, shrubs, vines, bushes, trees and other vegetation, construct systems of drainage and landscape irrigation, install rocks, sand, gravel and other landscape materials that use Xeriscape principles, hydroseed by spraying mulch, seeds and nutrients under pressure, control soil erosion and install nonengineered decorative landscape ponds or nonengineered prefabricated trellises and arbors. Additionally, a person who holds a classification C-10 license may install nonload-bearing walkways using brick or stone not exceeding 200 square feet in area, patio areas using brick or stone not exceeding 400 square feet in area, landscape retaining walls to a height not exceeding 3 feet and landscape lighting not exceeding 24 volts.

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.

This examination is CLOSED BOOK.

The following reference materials are not allowed in the examination center:

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

Landscaping Principles & Practices, Jack Ingels, 7 th Edition,

Waterwise Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Xeriscape Guide for the Rocky Mountain Region, California, and the Desert Southwest,

Landscape Construction, David Sauter, 2005, 2nd Edition

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