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PSI Nevada C-17 Lathing and Plastering Certification Package


the exam consists of 40 questions and you get 1.5 hours to complete the test. the minimum passing score is a 28.

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 selection and application of wood and metal lath and any other material or product manufactured to provide key or suction bases for the support of plaster coatings, including channel iron for the support of fireproof lath and solid plaster partitions, but does not include any plastering or erecting of a wall, ceiling or soffit to which the bases are applied, the coating of surfaces with a plaster, made of a mixture of such materials as sand, cement, quicklime, hydrated lime and water, and the installation of lath or other base for the plaster, the installation and coating of gypsum wallboard and sheathing, including the installation of a system of suspended ceilings made of gypsum wallboard, the installation of wood, mineral, fiber and other types of acoustical tile by the use of adhesives or other acceptable means, including the preparation of the surface for the installation, the application to surfaces, whether by manual or mechanical means, of coatings made of stucco and cement, including the preparation of the surfaces and the provision of a base, including fireproof lath, for the coatings, and the fireproofing of structural members, the erection and installation of studs made of sheet metal for the framing of ceilings and nonstructural partitioning walls.

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:

Plastering Skills By F. Van Den Branden, T. L. Hartsell, 1984, A

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

Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th edition, 2014,

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