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ICC National Standard License Exam

ICC National Standard License Exam

(F11) General Building Contractor (A)

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Exam Provider
International Code Council (ICC)
900 Montclair Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35213
(877) 234-6082
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Exam Type
Exam Content

Please consult the exam bulletin for more detailed information about subject sub-categories listed in this table.  The button below will allow you to view or download the ICC National Standard exam bulletin.

Content AreasSub-
% of
Administration & General Regulations315
Building Planning & Life Safety525
Structural Systems745
Building Envelope315
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (hours):
Books Allowed in the Exam
International Building Code, 2015, ICC
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Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC and ACI-318-14, 2015, ICC
Concrete Manual: Based on the 2021 IBC and ACI-318-19, 2021, ICC
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NOTE:  You have the option of using either version of the Concrete Manual for your exam preparation.

Available Study Materials
(F11) General Building (A)
Practice Exam

Sample questions in this package are sourced from the ICC Building Code and 2015 Concrete Manual.  A subject category index mapped to question numbers is included with the answer key.

You will also receive free copy of the ICC Concrete Manual Workbook (2015) containing an additional 691 sample questions.

The total number of questions in this package:  1,693

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