Construction Trade Exam Research Area

(B) General Building Contractor

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Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) ™
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant St, Room 301
Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone: (808) 586-3000
Contractor Licensing Site

Exam Administrator

Prometric of Hawaii ™
354 Uluniu Street, Suite 308
Kailua, HI  96734
Phone: (808) 261-8182
Candidate Web Link

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas% of
Plan Reading and Estimating 8
Sitework 7
Concrete 12
Masonry 8
Metals 5
Carpentry 18
Thermal and Moisture Protection 15
Doors and Windows 8
Finishes 12
Safety 8

Total number of test questions: 80
Time allowed (hours): 4.0
The state of Hawaii requires that you take and pass a written Business and Law exam for this trade

Go to Business and Law Offering

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926, GPO Web Page Link
2. International Building Code, 2003, ICC PDF File Link
3. Carpentry and Building Construction, 6th Edition, 2004, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer. Buy at Amazon
4. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 14th Edition, 2002, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, PCA. Buy at Amazon
5. Excavation and Grading Handbook, 2005, Nick Capachi, John Capachi. Buy at Amazon
6. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 2003, Clois E. Kicklighter. Buy at Amazon
7. NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, 5th Edition, 2003, NRCA Buy at Amazon
8. Painting & Decorating Craftman's Manual, 8th Edition, 1995, PDCA Buy at Amazon
9. Placing Reinforcing Bars, 8th Edition, 2005, CRSI Buy at Amazon
Go to OSHA Resources

Additional Recommended Books

1. Reading Architectural Plans for Residential and Commercial Construction, 2001, Ernest R. Weidhaas Buy at Amazon
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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