American Contractors stocks many of the references needed to prepare for the Utah Engineering Contractor (E100). We currently do not offer a preparation seminar.

UTAH ENGINEERING CONTRACTOR (E100) SCOPE OF WORK COVERED: General Engineering Contractor means a person licensed under the Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act, Chapter 58-55-102, as a general engineering contractor qualified by education, training, experience, and knowledge to perform construction of fixed works in any or all of the following: irrigation, drainage, water, power, water supply, flood control, inland waterways, harbors, railroads, highways, tunnels, airports and runways, sewers and bridges, refineries, pipelines, chemical and industrial plants requiring special engineering knowledge and skill, piers and foundations or any of the components of those works. However, a general engineering contractor may NOT perform construction of structures built primarily for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals and chattels.

PRE-APPROVAL: The first step in the licensing process is to pass the required exams. Applicants are not required to obtained pre-approval before testing.

BUSINESS AND LAW: All types of Contractors in the State of Utah must take a Business and Law Exam in addition to the trade exam required for each license.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: A minimum of four years of full-time experience within the past 10 years, two years of which must be in a supervisory or managerial position. A 4-year Bachelor’s Degree or a 2-year Associate Degree in Construction Management may count as 1-year credit toward supervisory or managerial experience.

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS: On the license application, candidates will be required to show financial responsibility.

 EXAM DETAILS: EFFECTIVE January 2008- The exam is given by PSI. It is an semi open-book timed test with 100 questions and a 3-hour time limit. A score of 70% is required to pass the exam. The exam fee is $72.00 for the trade exam. (There is also a $72.00 testing fee for the Business Law Exam, look under that heading for additional details.) If an exam is failed, candidates must wait at least 30 days before retaking that exam. Three attempts are allowed for each exam. After three attempts, candidates must wait 6 months before retaking exam.

EXAM CONTENT: Sewer Water Gas Paving Excavation, Compaction & Grading Safety Steel Piles Concrete Traffic Controls Welding Blue Stake Electric Transmission Lines

BOND / INSURANCE: Depending on the way a Contractor’s business is established, the State may require General Liability, Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment Insurance. The minimum General Liability Insurance is typically $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 in total.

 LICENSING FEE: The General Contractor licensing fee is $210. To add an additional Specialty license the fee is $110. All licenses expire on November 30, every even numbered year. In order to renew this license, 6 hours of Continuing Education is required every two-year period. Three hours must be core education (Business and Law) and three hours trade education.

PROCESSING TIME: In-State applications will be processed in 1-2 weeks. Out-of-State applications will have to be reviewed by the Board, which meets once per month and can take 4-6 weeks to process. RECIPROCITY: The state of Utah has reciprocity agreements with Arizona, California, Nevada, and Louisiana for this license.

 ***IMPORTANT REFERENCE MATERIAL INFORMATION*** Not all of the books listed under ‘Reference Materials’ on this page are allowed into the exam. The listt below will explain which books are allowed into the exam room on test day.


International Plumbing Code, 2006

Utah Ammendments to the International Plumbing Code, 2006

NFPA 30- Flammable & Combustible Liquids Code, 2003



Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA 29 CFR 1926)

Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete

Placing Reinforcing Bars

DIPRA Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe

Pipe & Excavation Contracting

Training & Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post- Tensioning

Pipe Welding Procedures

Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook

Pipefitter's Handbook

Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders

ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems, 2007

Concrete Pipe Installation Manual

National Electrical Safety Code

Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook

Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods,

NOTE: Some of the references listed above are downloadable documents. They can be viewed and printed by using the button after the title listed below.

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, 2003 "" target='_blank"'>Click Here To Download.

UT Blue Stakes Excavator's Guide "" target=_blank>Click Here To Download.

Utah 2008 Traffic Control and Road Construction Specifications ",V:302" target=_blank>Click Here To Download.

Utah Amendments to the International Plumbing Code, 2006 "" target=_blank>Click Here To Download.

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