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PSI Nevada A- General Engineering Certification Package


The exam consists of 100 questions in 180 minutes. The minimum required score to pass is 70%, meaning one must answer 70 questions correctly in order to pass. 

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.

A general engineering contractor is a contractor whose principal contracting business is in connection with fixed works, including irrigation, drainage, water supply, water power, flood control, harbors, railroads, highways, tunnels, airports and airways, sewers and sewage disposal systems, bridges, inland waterways, pipelines for transmission of petroleum and other liquid or gaseous substances, refineries, chemical plants and industrial plants requiring a specialized engineering knowledge and skill, power plants, piers and foundations and structures or work incidental thereto.

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. Candidates may use a silent, nonprinting, non-programmable calculator in the examination center. This examination is OPEN BOOK.

The following reference materials are allowed in the examination center:

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection: Bureau of Water Pollution Control, Fact Sheets WTS-22 and WTS-23

NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2015 or earlier

ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems, 2007

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

Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 2005, 3rd Edition

Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 2011, 9th Edition

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

Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2015 Edition

Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Dave Roberts, 2011

Pipe Welding Procedures, Hoobasar Rampaul, 2003

Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, Nevada Department of Transportation, 2001

Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook

Pipefitter's Handbook, 1967, 3rd Edition

Suggested Marking Guidelines and The Nevada One Call Law

Technical Digest No. 9

Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Steel Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 2003

Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual, 2007, American Concrete Pipe Association

Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, Shoemaker and Mack, 12th Edition

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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