PSI Tennessee BC-A, b (sm)-Combined-Residential/Small Commercial Contractor Certification Package
mandatory business exam
the exam consists of 100 questions and you get 300 minutes to complete the test. the minimum required passing score is 73%.
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. Candidates may also use a construction calculator.
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,
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition)
BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2013
The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 2005, 3rd Edition
Roofing Construction and Estimating
Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Dave Roberts, 2011
Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th edition, 2014,
Technical Digest No. 9 – Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition, 2008
SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2006, 2nd Edition
ACI 530/530.1-11 or ACI 530/530.1-13 (2011 or 2013)
ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14 (2011 or 2014)
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. Any candidate caught writing in the references during the examination will be reported to the Board. 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. Temporary tabs, such as Post-It notes, are not allowed and must be removed from the reference before the exam will begin. Scratch paper will be provided for calculations. Candidates will NOT be permitted to remove from the examination room ANY material that has been written on. (This would include books).|title=mandatory business exam|psi-tennessee-business-and-law-management-exam-certification-package|title=Reference Materials|osha-construction-standards-regulations-29-cfr-1926|2012-international-building-code|the-gypsum-construction-handbook-7th-edition|carpentry-building-construction-student-edition-2016|roofing-construction-estimating-paperback|modern-masonry-brick-block-stone-8th-edition|pipe-excavation-contracting-1|technical-digest-no-9-handling-and-erection-of-steel-joists-and-joist-girders|sdi-manual-of-construction-with-steel-deck|the-contractors-guide-to-quality-concrete-construction-third-edition|guide-to-good-practice-for-handling-installing-restraining-bracing-of-metal-plate-connected-wood-trusses-building-component-safety-information-spiral-bound-2013|2012-international-residential-code-for-one-and-two-family-dwellings|530-530-1-11-building-code-requirements-and-specification-for-masonry-structures-and-related-commentaries|aci-318-14-building-code-requirements-for-structural-concrete-and-commentary|title=Application Assistance|application-service|