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PSI Nevada C-41 Fire Protection Contractor Certification Package


The exam consists of 90 questions in 180 minutes. The minimum score required to pass is 70%, meaning one must answer 63 questions correctly 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.

Scope of Work
The fabrication, installation, alteration, repair and service of fire protection systems using water, including required pressure and storage tanks, fire pumps and drivers, sprinkler heads and nozzles, and all associated valves and piping. Included in this classification is control wiring, any required excavation, backfilling and grading, and piping to a water supply which is not on the premises but is adjacent to the property with the fire protection system, the fabrication, installation, repair and service of fire protection systems using foam, gas or dry chemicals, including pressurized storage tanks, valves, associated piping and sensing and control devices, the installation, alteration, repair and servicing of electrical sensors and alarms used to detect heat and smoke, including all appurtenances and related wiring.

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 materials are allowed in the examination center:

NFPA 13 - Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2007

NFPA 14 - Standard for Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2007

NFPA 17 - Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 2009

NFPA 72 - Standard for National Fire Alarm Code or National Fire Alarm Code Handbook, 2013

NFPA 11 - Standard for Low-Expansion Foam, 2016

NFPA 12 - Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems, 2015

NFPA 25 - Standard for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire

Protection Systems, 2008

National Electrical Code or National Electrical Code Handbook, 2011

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

NV Fire Marshall Code, Chapter 477

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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