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PSI Nevada C-5 Concrete Contractor 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-5 license may:
  • Prepare the surface and place reinforcement steel and other embedded materials essential to or comprising an integral part of the concrete or concrete construction;
  • pour, place, finish and install concrete
  • construct and assemble forms, molds, slipforms and pans
  • apply concrete sealants and other waterproofing products; and
  • saw, cut, drill and core concrete and asphaltic paving material.

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.

The following reference material is allowed in the examination center:

International Building Code, 2012

ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary

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

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

Formwork for Concrete, 2005, 7th Edition,

The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 2005, 3rd Edition,

Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Dave Roberts, 2011,

Sawcutting Joints in Concrete, Bruce A. Suprenant, 1995,

Sawcutting Concrete Flatwork, Rosalie Johnston, 1994,

Taking the Tedium Out of Cutting, 1981,

Tips on Cutting Concrete, 1987

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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