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Minnesota
Residential Building Contractor

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Minnesota DOLI ™
Residential Contractor Licensing

443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone:  (651) 284-5034
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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Detailed exam content and specific requirements can be found at the DOLI link below:

Subject AreaBased on
Plans and SpecificationsMN Rule §1300
Energy Code (Envelope Criteria)MN Rule §1322
Building Planning / Life SafetyMN Residential Code §1309
SiteworkMN Residential Code §1303, §1309
Concrete and Masonry - Footings and FoundationsMN Residential Code §1309
Carpentry
Roofing
Exterior Finishes
Foam Plastic Insulation
Interior Finishes
Associated IssuesMN Rules §1309, §1315, §4715, §1322
Job Site SafetyMN Stat. 326B
Total number of test questions:
110
Time allowed (hours):
4.0

Recommended Reference Books

1.
Minnesota Residential Building Code, 2015, ICC
Web Page Link
2.
Workers‘ Compensation, MN Statutes Ch. 176
Web Page Link
3.
Employment, MN Statutes Ch. 181
Web Page Link
4.
Construction Codes and Licensing, MN Statutes, Ch. 326B
Web Page Link
5.
Housing; Statutory Warranties, MN Statutes, Ch. 327A
Web Page Link
6.
Manufactured Home Sales, MN Statutes, Ch. 327B
Web Page Link
7.
Assumed Names, Insignia, and Marks, MN Statutes, Ch. 333
Web Page Link
8.
Liens Against Property, MN Statutes, Ch. 514
Web Page Link
9.
DOLI Rules, Ch. 1300, 1303, 1309, 1315, 1322, 1350, and 1360
Web Page Link
10.
Administrative Rules, Residential Building Contractors, Ch. 2891, MN Department of Commerce
Web Page Link
11.
Code of Federal Regulations, Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development, Title 24, Parts 3280, 3282, 3285, 3286, US Department of HUD
Web Page Link

All reference books (and statutes) will be provided at the exam site.  You may not bring your own books.

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