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ICC National Standard License Exam

(G11) 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 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-
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Permits and General Regulations219
Building Planning and Life Safety431
Structural Systems542
Building Envelope38
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Books Allowed in the Exam
International Building Code, 2018, ICC
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Concrete Manual: Based on the 2021 IBC and ACI-318-19, 2021, ICC
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Available Study Materials
(G11) General Building Contractor (A)
Practice Exam

Sample questions in this package are sourced from the ICC Building Code and both verions of the ICC Concrete Manual (depending on the version you purchased).

If you're using the 2015 version of the manual, you will receive a free copy of the ICC Concrete Workbook which contains an additional 391 additional sample questions.

If you're using the 2021 version, you will receive detailed instructions on how to download the Workbook from the ICC web site that contains an additional 675 sample questions.

A subject category mapping table is included for the IBC sample questions.

The total number of questions in this package is about:  1,675.

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