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COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

HIGHWAY/HEAVY CONTRACTING EXAMINATION


Scope of Work: Highway/Heavy Contractors (Abbr: H/H) EXAMINATION REFERENCE MATERIAL


means those individuals whose contracts include
construction, repair, improvement, or demolition of the The following is a list of possible reference materials for
following: bridges; dams; drainage systems; foundations, the examination. The list is given to identify resources and
parking lots; public transit systems; railroads; roads;
runways; streets; structural signs & lights; and tanks. The
functions carried out by these contractors include but are does not constitute an endorsement by PSI or by the
not limited to the following: building demolition, clearing; Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational
concrete work; excavating; grading; non-water well Regulation.
drilling; paving; pile driving; road marking; and steel
erection. These contractors also install, maintain, or The reference material listed below was used to prepare
dismantle the following: (1) power systems for the the questions for this examination. The examination may
generation and primary and secondary distribution of also contain questions based on trade knowledge, or
electric current ahead of the customer's meter; (2) general industry practices. You can use any edition of
pumping stations and treatment plants; (3) telephone, references and Code books as they become available.
telegraph, or signal systems for public utilities; and (4)
water, gas, and sewer connections to residential, However for Code questions, the examination will be based
commercial, and industrial sites, subject to local only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.
ordinances. This classification may also install backflow
prevention devices incidental to work in this classification NOTE: All examinations are open-book. You must bring your
when the installer has received formal vocational training own references as they are not provided at the test site. No
approved by the board that included instruction in the study guides are permitted.
installation of backflow prevention devices.
No loose papers or unbound references are permitted. If
H/H includes the following specialties and they are not you download a reference from the Internet, it must be
required to be listed separately on your contractor license. spiral bound or hole-punched and placed in a binder, or
 Asphalt Paving and Sealcoating Contracting stapled in the left hand corner.
(PAV)
 Billboard/Sign Contracting (BSC) References may be highlighted, underlined, and/or indexed
 Concrete Contracting (CEM) prior to the exam. Reference materials containing any
 Landscape Irrigation Contracting (ISC) writing will not be allowed into the examination. You may
 Marine Facility Contracting (MCC) not write in reference materials during the examination
 Vessel Construction Contracting (VCC) session. A candidate caught writing in the references
during the examination will have the references confiscated
and will be reported to the Department.
Minimum
# of Questions Time Allowed
Passing Score References may be tabbed with permanent tabs only. NO
70 70% (49 correct) 180 Minutes REMOVABLE TABS are allowed.

CONTENT OUTLINE The following list of tabs may be used. These items may be
purchased at local office supply stores.
# of
Subject Area Acceptable Tabs
Items
Road Construction 12 Avery Swift Tabs Self-Adhesive Permanent Plastic Tabs
Erosion and Drainage Control 6 Redi-Tag Self-Stick Permanent Adhesive Index Tabs
Steel Erection 5 Unacceptable Tabs
Utility Connections 8 Post-It Index Flags
Tanks 6 Post-It Flags
Concrete Structures 9
The URL listed for each reference is generated from the
Railway Construction 2
most current searches. However placement of material
Welding 4
on websites may be modified resulting in some
Piles 5 discrepancies. If you are unable to find the reference
Runways 3 under the URL listed, it is recommended that you search
Backflow Prevention 2 online via a search engine (i.e., Google).
Safety 8

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