Construction Trade Exam Research Area

(C-11) Elevators

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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


Exam Content

Subject Areas % of
Planning and Estimating 11
Project Preparation 5
Install and Modernize Elevators, Dumbwaiters, and Lifts 22
Install and Modernize Escalators and Moving Walks 5
Conveyance Repair, Maintenance, and Service 35
Safety 22

The California License Board does not publish the passing score. According to the 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. ASME A17.1 - Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2010, ASME. Buy from Publisher
4. ASME A17.2 Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Walks, 2010, ASME. Buy from Publisher
5. ASME A18.1 - Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, 2011, ASME. Buy from Publisher
6. Elevator Industry Field Employees' Safety Handbook, 2010, Elevator World. Doc Link
7. California Elevator Safety Orders, California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Industrial Relations, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6. Doc Link
8. Cal/OSHA Construction Safety Orders, California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1 - Industrial Relations, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4. Doc Link
9. State of California Electrical Safety Orders, Chapter 4, Subchapter 5. Doc Link
10. Cal/OSHA General Industry Safety Orders, California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1 - Industrial Relations, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7. Doc Link
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