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Alaska Licensing
Residential Contractor Endorsement

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State of Alaska, Department of Commerce
Community and Economic Development
Division of Corporations
Business and Professional Licensing

333 Willoughby Ave, 9th Floor
Juneau, AK  99801
Phone:  (907) 465-2550
Alaska Electrical Licensing Page

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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 (Subtopics Include: Asphalt Shingles, General Roofing) 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 Statutes and Regulations, AS 08.01; 12 AAC 02 (Revised 2015). Doc Link
2. Alaska Construction Contractor Statutes and Regulations, AS 08.18; 12 AAC 21 (Revised 2015). Doc Link
3. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO - OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from Publisher
4. International Residential Code, 2009, ICC. Doc Link
5. Wood Design Standards, ANSI/AWC NDS-2012, American Wood Council. Buy from Publisher
6. Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) Standard, ANSI/AF&PA SDPWS-2008, American Wood Council. Doc Link
7. Northern Comfort: Advanced Cold Climate Home Building Techniques, Alaska Craftsman Home Program. Buy from Publisher
8. Alaska Residential Building Manual, 7th Ed, 2008, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Doc Link

Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors 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 Truses, 2006 (Revised 2013), Wood Truss Council of America. Doc Link
4. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer. Buy at Amazon
5. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter. Buy at Amazon
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