Construction Trade Exam Research Area

B - General Residential Contractor and
B2 - General Small Commercial Contractor

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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Plan Reading and Estimating 17
Sitework 17
Concrete 8
Masonry 8
Metal Framing 6
Carpentry 14
Thermal and Moisture Protection 10
Doors and Windows 10
Finishes 5
Safety 5

Total number of test questions: 100
Time allowed (minutes): 240
The state of Arizona also requires that you take and pass a written Business Management exam for this trade

Go to Business and Law Offering

Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO [or] (OSHA) Selections by PSI Buy from Publisher
2. International Building Code, 2018, ICC Buy at Amazon
3. International Residential Code, 2018, ICC Buy at Amazon
4. ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2014, ACI Buy at Amazon
5. ACI 530-13: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, 2013, ACI Buy at Amazon
Go to OSHA Resources

Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer. Buy at Amazon
2. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors Buy at Amazon
3. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts Buy at Amazon
4. Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014, USG Buy at Amazon
5. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter. Buy at Amazon
6. PDCA Craftsman's Manual and Textbook, 8th Edition, 1995, PDCA Buy at Amazon
7. NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roofing Systems, 2015, NRCA Buy at Amazon
8. NCRA Roofing Manual: Steep-Slope Roof Systems, 2017, NRCA Buy at Amazon
9. Finish Carpenter's Manual, 1993, Jim Tolpin. Buy at Amazon
10. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction, 2001, Andy Rae. Buy at Amazon
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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