Construction Trade Research Area

(C-43) Sheet Metal

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Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive
P.O. Box 26000
Sacramento, CA  95826
Phone:  (800) 321-2752
Outside CA: (916) 255-3900

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas % of Questions
Planning and Estimating 27
Preparation, Fabrication, and Storage 20
Installation 26
Safety 27

Time Allowed (Hours)  

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. Architectural Sheet Metal Manual, 7th Edition, 2012, SMACNA. Buy from Publisher
2. HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal and Flexible, 3rd Edition, 2005, SMACNA. Buy at Amazon
3. California Building 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. Cal/OSHA Construction Safety Orders. California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1 - Industrial Relations, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4. Doc Link

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