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PSI Massachusetts J-1 Unrestricted Journeyperson Sheet Metal Certification Package


This exam is 80 questions taken over 150 minutes with a minimum passing score of 70.

All the reference materials listed below were used to prepare the questions for this examination. The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge, or general industry practices. Except for Codebooks, you can use later editions of references as they become available. For Code questions, the examination will be based only on the edition of the Codebook that is listed. The examination is open book.

The following references are allowed in the examination center:

2009 International Mechanical Code

NFPA - 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations

NFPA - 90A Standard for The installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems

NFPA 90B – Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems

NFPA 92A – Standard for Smoke Control Systems Utilizing Barriers and Pressure Differences

NFPA 92B – Standard for Smoke Management Systems in Malls, Atria, and Large Spaces

HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Metal and Flexible, 4th Edition 2020

Architectural Sheet Metal Manual, 2012

Massachusetts Sheet Metal Regulation 271 CMR

The following references are NOT allowed in the examination center:

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

Modern Welding, 2014

Sheet Metal, Levels 1 - 4, 3rd Edition

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 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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