North Carolina Highway Exam Prep Courses & Reference Materials

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Overview & Benefits

North Carolina Highway Exam Prep Services & Materials

We offer everything you need to prepare for the North Carolina Highway Exam.

To prepare for the exam, you will need the required reference manual and tabs as well as our exam prep course. We also give the option to purchase a pre-tabbed and highlighted reference manual, saving you valuable hours of highlighting the information within the book yourself.

A North Carolina Highway Contractor classification covers all highway construction activity including: grading, paving of all types, installation of exterior artificial athletic surfaces, relocation of public and private utility lines ancillary to the principal project, bridge construction and repair, culvert construction and repair, parking decks, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and storm drainage. It also includes installation and erection of guard rails, fencing, signage and ancillary highway hardware; covers paving and grading of airport and airfield runways, taxiways, and aprons, including the installation of fencing, signage, runway lighting and marking; and work done under the specialty classifications of S (Boring and Tunneling), S (Concrete Construction), S (Marine Construction), S (Railroad Construction), and H (Grading and Excavating).

For more information on the Building Classification and obtaining your Contractor's License in North Carolina follow the link by clicking onto North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

What's on the Exam?

North Carolina Highway Exam Content & Details

# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
90 63 (70%) 265 minutes
Subject Area # of questions
Paving - Asphalt 12
Piles 5
Excavation and Grading 8
Concrete Paving 3
Safety 5
One-Call 3
Traffic Control 2
Concrete 6
Metals Including Concrete Reinforcement 5
Erosion and Sedimentation Control 4
Tunneling 8
Railroad Construction 8
Marine Construction 6
Licensing 2
Liens 1
Business and Law 7
Sports Fields 5

You can also refer to the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin here for more information on testing policies.

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

Exam Prep Course

Our North Carolina Highway Exam Prep Course is an online, pre-recorded exam prep class you can complete at your own time and pace. Courses are delivered digitally and you have access immediately upon purchase. Pre-Recorded content includes highlighting instructions and practice exam questions for each book.

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Book Bundle

The North Carolina Highway Exam is an open-book exam. You may bring the approved references listed here into the exam with you. We also offer pre-tabbed and highlighted books as well to save you the time of tabbing and highlighting the book yourself.

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Our North Carolina Highway Exam prep tabs help mark the commonly referenced sections of the books used in the exam. Don't waste time flipping through your books in the timed exam - our tabs help you to be able to quickly reference important material in your books and move on to the next question without wasting valuable time.

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