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ICC National Standard License Exam

(F13) Residential Building Contractor (C)

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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

To find the details of the sub-categories listed, you must use the ICC web page (from the button below) and search for your exam by choosing "Type: Contractor/Trades" and "State: National/All".  Then enter the three digit exam code in the "Title" (e.g., T16).  Click "Search" then "Outline".

Content AreasSub-
% of
Permits and General Regulations221
Building Safety & Life Planning316
Structural Systems650
Building Envelope313
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (hours):
Books Allowed in the Exam
International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2015, ICC
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Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC and ACI-318-14, 2015, ICC
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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 shown above for your exam preparation.

Available Study Materials
(F13) Building Contractor (C)
Practice Exam

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

The total number of questions in this package:  428

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