Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Residential Remodeler

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Minnesota State Department of Labor and Industries
443 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 284-5005
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Exam Content

The exam content shown here only lists the major category headings.  Please consult the exam bulletin from the link below for more detailed information about subject subcategories.

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Subject Areas
Plans and Specifications
Energy Code (Envelope Criteria)
Building Planning / Life Safety
Concrete and Masonry - Footings and Foundations
Exterior Finishes
Foam Plastic Insulation
Interior Finishes
Associated Trades
Job Site Safety

Total Number of Test Questions: 110
Time Allowed (Hours) per exam: 4.0

Books Allowed in the Exam

1. International Residential Code, 2006, ICC. Doc Link
2. Minnesota Residential Energy Code, Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1322. Doc Link
3. Minnesota State Building Code, 2007, Minnesota DOLI. Doc Link
4. Minnesota State Building Code, 2007, Related Rules and Statutes Doc Link
All reference books will be provided at the exam site.
You may not bring your own books.

Additional Recommended Books and Codes

1. Minnesota Occupational and Safety Rules and Regulations, MNOSHA. Doc Link
2. NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, 5th Edition (with 2006 updates), NRCA. Buy at Amazon
3. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 Edition, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer. Buy at Amazon
4. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors. Buy at Amazon
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