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PSI Nevada C-15 Roofing and Siding Contractor Certification Package


The following reference material is included and is allowed in the examination center:

International Building Code, 2018

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

NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep Slope Roof Systems

NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems

NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roofing Systems

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

Standard Practice for Installation of Rigid Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Siding and Soffit - ASTM D 4756 – 06, 2006

Roofing Construction and Estimating, Daniel Atcheson

Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition)

Guidelines for Roof-mounted Photovoltaic System Installations, 2009


The exam consists of 60 questions and you get 2 hours to complete the test. the minimum passing score is a 45.

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
The installation, application, alteration and repair of watertight and weatherproof material used on roofs, such as asphalt, pitch, tar, felt, flax, shakes, shingles, aluminum, tile, slate and urethane, but not the installation of siding or devices, such as stripping, for the internal control of the effects of weather, the installation, alteration and repair of siding, by use of material such as wood, aluminum, enameled steel, plastic and glass, to make the walls of a structure watertight and weatherproof, the installation of glass, metal, plastic, urethane and other material used for the insulation of buildings, the application of solutions of rubber, latex, asphalt, pitch, tar and other materials to surfaces to prevent water in any form from penetrating the surfaces.

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 OPEN BOOK.


Candidates are responsible for bringing their own references to the examination center. Reference materials may be highlighted, underlined, and/or indexed prior to the examination session. However, references may not be written in, prior to nor during the examination session. Any candidate caught writing or highlighting in the references during the examination will have the references confiscated and will be reported to the department. Furthermore, candidates are not permitted to bring in any additional papers (loose or attached) with their approved references. Any additional materials will be removed from the references and confiscated. References may be tabbed/indexed with permanent tabs only. Temporary tabs, such as Post-It notes, are not allowed and must be removed from the reference before the exam will begin.

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