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Basic Information

This license will allow a contractor to perform heavy highway construction in North Carolina. This license does not reciprocate with any other state.

The Cost for the General Contractor Highway License Study Manual with Permanent Tabs is $ 400.00. This fee is good for 12 months.

You will receive a Notebook of Study Materials with all of the areas that need to be highlighted in the 6 required books and permanent tabs that are allowed in the PSI Testing Facility. Exam questions for the 6 required books and all of the reference books used. I have around 1000 study and practice questions to help you study and prepare for this test. 

Estimating calculations that will assist you when actually taking the test. These questions are very similar to the actual questions you will see on the test.

We receive updated information almost daily from students who have taken the exam recently. Before you actually take the test, we keep you informed of all of this new information plus any book changes that occur by email.

Facts About the Test

  • There are 17 Categories that make up the General Contractor Highway Test

  • There are 100 questions (only 90 are scored) , You Must Pass 70% Correct in Order to Pass the Exam

  • You Have 265 Minutes to Complete the Test

  • This is an 6 partial open book test, we will provide information and exam study questions for each of these books and reference books.

  • This test is administrated in several states including North Carolina.

NC Highway Contractor Study Manual

  • This manual is designed to teach you the things you need to know in order to pass the North Carolina General Contractors NC Highway License Examination.

  • Has all the things that will most likely show up on the actual test.

  • Is designed to help individuals with years of experience in the construction industry and those with no experience at all.

  • Caters to tradesmen and women who have worked in the industry all their life and to individuals who want to get a new career start.

  • Has all of the study information needed and actual exam questions you will see on the North Carolina Highway Exam.

  • Contains estimating questions to help with these questions for the seasoned professional or a novice with no calculating skills at all.

  • The manual is broken down step by step so the information can be made easier to remember.

  • Updated information is added weekly from students that just took the exam.

Books Required for the General Contractor Highway Contractor Exam

1) Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods 9th Edition


2) North Carolina Standard Specifications for Roads and Structures January 2018 Edition


3) North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry


4) CAMA Handbook for Development of Coastal North Carolina


5) Guide to Business, Law and Project Management North Carolina General Contractors 2020 Edition 9th or 10th Edition


6) Sports Fields 2010 2nd Edition or New 3rd Edition

What is Allowed in the Textbooks

You are allowed to highlight standards and codes in all of the above books that are allowed in the Testing Facility. You are also allowed to underline these as well if that is your choice.

Very Important

**You are not allowed to write in them in any fashion. Do not write in them during the Exam either, they can recheck them at their discretion. You are not allowed to leave with any of the information wrote down in the books or on paper.

Additional Books

There are a multitude of study reference books on the market that can be purchased if you feel that you are weak in certain areas. We attempt to give you enough study material on these areas without having to purchase any of these additional referenced books other than the ones listed above for the individual license. It may still be in your best interest to buy some of these referenced books if you feel you need to.

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