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Residential Contractor Endorsement

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Division of Corporations
Business and Professional Licensing

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Juneau, AK  99801
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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Sitework, Footings and Foundations 12
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 10
Masonry 8
General Plan Reading 4
Carpentry - General and Residential Code 12
Advanced Cold Climate Home Building Techniques - Framing 4
American Wood Council Framing Fundamentals 8
Seismic and Wind Loading Fundamentals 6
General Code 4
Thermal and Moisture Protection - General 6
Thermal and Moisture Protection - Advanced Cold Climate Home Building Techniques 12
Equipment and Tools 5
OSHA Safety 6
Alaska Regulations for Residential Endorsement 3

Total number of test questions: 100
Time allowed (minutes): 240

Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Alaska Centralized Regulations, Occupational Licensing PDF File Link
2. Alaska Centralized Statutes, Licensing PDF File Link
3. Alaska Construction Contractor Statutes and Regulations (AS 08.18; 12 AAC 21) PDF File Link
4. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO - OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from Publisher
5. International Residential Code, 2009, ICC Buy at Amazon
6. Wood Design Standards, ANSI/AWC NDS-2012, American Wood Council Buy from Publisher
7. Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) Standard, ANSI/AF&PA SDPWS-2008, American Wood Council Buy from Publisher
8. Northern Comfort: Advanced Cold Climate Home Building Techniques, Alaska Craftsman Home Program. Buy from Publisher

Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, ASCC Buy at Amazon
2. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson. Buy at Amazon
3. BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, 2013 (Updated 2015), SBCA PDF File Link
4. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2016 (Student Edition), McGraw-Hill. Buy at Amazon
5. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter. Buy at Amazon
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