PSI Nevada B-General Building 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
A general building contractor is a contractor whose principal contracting business is in connection with the construction or remodeling of buildings or structures for the support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind, requiring in their construction the use of more than two unrelated building trades or crafts, upon which he is a prime contractor and where the construction or remodeling of a building is the primary purpose. Unless he holds the appropriate specialty license, a general building contractor may only contract to perform specialty contracting if he is a prime contractor on a project. A general building contractor shall not perform specialty contracting in plumbing, electrical, refrigeration and air-conditioning or fire protection without a license for the specialty. A person who exclusively constructs or repairs mobile homes, manufactured homes or commercial coaches is not a general building contractor.
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 material is allowed in the examination center:
International Building Code, 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)
The following reference materials are not allowed in the examination center:
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)
Technical Digest No. 9 – Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition, 200
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Dave Roberts, 2011
Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th edition, 2014
Suggested Marking Guidelines and The Nevada One Call Law
Instructional Manual for Training and Certification of Steel Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning, 2003
Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone, Clois E. Kicklighter
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.|title=Mandatory Nevada Contractor Management Survey|psi-nevada-contractor-management-survey-certification-package |title=Reference Materials|2012-international-building-code|aci-318-11-building-code-requirements-for-structural-concrete| aci-530-530-1-13-building-code-requirements-and-specification-for-masonry-structures-and-companion-commentaries| osha-construction-standards-regulations-29-cfr-1926| technical-digest-no-9-handling-and-erection-of-steel-joists-and-joist-girders| pipe-excavation-contracting| the-gypsum-construction-handbook-7th-edition| the-nevada-one-call|linemans-and-cablemans-handbook-12th-edition| modern-masonry-brick-block-stone-8th-edition| the-contractors-guide-to-quality-concrete-construction-third-edition|title=Application Assistance|application-service|