PSI Arizona B-1 General Commercial Contractor Certification Package
Mandatory Business Exam
To be certified The Arizona Business Management exam must be taken as well.
SCOPE OF WORK
Construction, alteration and repair in connection with any structure built, being built or to be built for the support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind. This scope includes the supervision of all or any part of the above and includes the management, or direct or indirect supervision of any work performed. This scope includes most of the L scopes except as they relate to electrical, plumbing, air conditioning systems, boilers, swimming pools, spas, and roofing (except shingles and shakes) that must be subcontracted to an appropriately licensed contractor.
The Exam is 100 questions taken over 240 minutes. The required minimum score to pass is 70%.
The reference material listed above 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.
The first 4 materials may be brought into the exam center, the last 11 may not.
The following reference material is allowed in the examination center:
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)
International Building Code, 2009
ACI 318-08 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2008
ACI 530-08 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, 2008,
The following reference material is not allowed in the examination center:
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 2011
Pipe and Excavation Contracting
Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th edition
Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone
Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 2011, 9th Edition
PDCA Craftsman's Manual and Textbook, Eighth Edition,
The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems, 2007
The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems, 2009,
Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 2006 edition
SDI (Steel Deck Institute) Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2006, 2nd 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, highlighting, underlining and/or indexing in the references during the examination will be reported to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. Furthermore, candidates are not permitted to bring in any additional papers (loose or attached) with their approved references. References may be tabbed/indexed with permanent tabs only. (permanent tabs are defined as tabs that would tear the page if removed). Temporary tabs, (defined as Post-It notes, or other tabs that may be removed without tearing the page) are not allowed and must be removed from the reference before the exam will begin. If you are downloading from the Internet, you may bring this reference into the testing center with you as long as it is bound. You can have it spiral bound or you may hole-punch it and put it in a binder.
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