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PSI Nevada B-2 Residential and Small Commercial General Contractor Certification Package


The exam consists of 80 questions in 180 minutes. The minimum score required to pass is 70%, meaning one must answer 56 questions correctly. 

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 remodeling and improvement of interior spaces in structures which support, shelter or enclose persons or animals or other chattels, including structures which exceed more than three stories in height and buildings with fewer than three stories that are connected to structures which exceed three stories. The provisions of this section do not authorize the holder of a classification B-6 to install or modify any structural member, mechanical system, fire protection system, or other life safety system.

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:

International Building Code, 2012

International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2012

ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14 (2011 or 2014): Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary

ACI 530/530.1-11 or ACI 530/530.1-13 (2011 or 2013): Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures and Companion Commentaries

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

Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA

Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th edition, 2014

Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone, Clois E. Kicklighter, 8th edition (2015)

ANSI A108 & A118, American National Standard specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile

Builders Guide to Floors, Peter Fleming, 1997

2014 TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation,

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

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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