Construction Trade Research Area

California
(B) General Building

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Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive
P.O. Box 26000
Sacramento, CA  95826
Phone:  (800) 321-2752
CA State License Board

Exam Type

CLOSED  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas % of Questions
Planning and Estimating 25
Framing and Structural Components 25
Core Trades 25
Finish Trades 16
Safety 9

Time Allowed (Hours)  

California does not publish the number of test questions nor the passing score. According to Blueprint for Becoming a California Licensed Contractor, "You will be informed at the test site about the percentage of correct answers needed to pass each examination."
The qualifying individual for a contractor’s license is required to pass the written Law and Business and trade examinations unless he or she meets the requirements for a waiver.

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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. California Building Code, 2013, ICC. Buy from Publisher
2. California Electrical Code, 2013, (Based on the 2011 NEC), NFPA. Buy from Publisher
3. California Energy Code, 2013, ICC. Buy from Publisher
4. California Mechanical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 4), 2013, (Based on 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code), ICC. Buy from Publisher
5. California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5), 2013, (Based on the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code), ICC. Buy from Publisher
6. California Residential Code, 2013, (Based on the 2012 International Residential Code, Chapters 2-10), ICC. Buy from Publisher
7. Cal/OSHA Construction Safety Orders. California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1 - Industrial Relations, Chapter 4, Subchapter 5 (Electrical Safety Orders). Doc Link
8. California Disabled Accessibility Guidebook (CALDAG), 2013, ICC. Buy from Publisher
9.

Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 6th Edition, 2013, Edward Allen, Joseph Iano.

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10. Olin's Construction: Principles, Materials and Methods, 8th Edition, 2006, H. Leslie Simmonds. Buy at Amazon

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