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To become a certified contractor in Hawaii, you must pass a Business, Law and Management exam. Depending on the trade you are interested in, you may also be required to pass a trade exam as well. Please use our Information Request Form to find out more.

Contractor School Online (CSO) will assist you with their professional consultants and provide study materials, also practice tests for the Business, Law, and Management and trade if available. If purchases are made elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.

CSO Business and Law Practice Test coincides with the required State Contractor’s Manual.

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Contractor License Classifications, Summary and Exams 

State Board Contractor Examination Information

Important: candidate must pass exam(s) within six months from the date your application is approved by the Board.

Contractor School Online (CSO) will assist you with their professional consultants and provide study materials, also practice testsfor the Business, Law and Management and Trade if available.

If purchases are made elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade. CSO Business and Law Practice Test coincides with the required State Contractor’s Manual.

The following trade classifications require examinations:

A - General Engineering>

B - General Building

C-1 Acoustical and Insulation

C-2 Mechanical Insulation

C-3 Asphalt Paving

C-3a Asphalt Concrete Patching, Sealing and Striping

C-4 Boiler, Hot-Water Heating and Steam Fitting

C-5 Cabinet, Millwork and Carpentry Remodeling and Repairs

C-5b Siding Application

C-6 Carpentry Framing

C-7 Carpet Laying

C-9 Cesspool

C-12 Drywall

C-13 Electrical

C-14 Sign

C-15 Electronic Systems

C-15a Fire and Burglar Alarm

C-15b Telecommunications

C-16 Elevator

C-16a Conveyor Systems

C-17 Excavating, Grading and Trenching

C-20 Fire Protection

C-20a Dry Chemical Fire Repressant Systems

C-21 Flooring

C-22 Glazing

C-23 Gunite

C-27 Landscaping

C-27b Tree Trimming and Removal

C-31 Masonry

C-31a Cement Concrete

C-31b Stone Masonry

C-32 Ornamental, Guardrail and Fencing

C-33 Painting and Decorating

C-35 Pile Driving, Pile and Caisson Drilling, and Foundation

C-36 Plastering

C-37 Plumbing

C-37b Irrigation and Lawn Sprinkler Systems

C-40 Refrigeration

C-41 Reinforcing Steel

C-42 Roofing

C-42b Wood Shingles and Shakes

C-42d Composition Shingle

C-43 Sewer, Sewage Disposal, Drain and Pipe Laying

C-43a Reconditioning and Repairing Pipelines

C-44 Sheet Metal

C-48 Structural Steel

C-49 Swimming Pool

C-49a Swimming Pool Service

C-51 Tile (Ceramic and Mosaic)

C-52 Ventilating and Air Conditioning

C-55 Waterproofing

C-56 Welding

C-57 Well Drilling

C-60 Solar Power Systems

C-61 Solar Energy Systems

C-62 Pole and Line

C-63 High Voltage Electrical

 

Special consideration ADA accommodation

If you require testing accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please call the Board to obtain an accommodation request form the testing center. This form must be submitted, along with written professional verification of your disability, before you schedule your exam. Reasonable testing accommodations are provided to allow candidates with documented disabilities recognized under the ADA an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.

 

Contractor exams are administered only in English. If you have difficulty reading English, you may use an interpreter to help you read and understand the exam items. The fee for this service is $100 in addition to your exam fee. If you think you need to use an interpreter, you must: 'request this service from the testing center using an Interpreter Request Form. ' Use a certified interpreter or a person employed by a recognized interpreter agency. If your interpreter is not certified, the interpreter must be approved by the Board. 'Choose an interpreter who has no construction skills and no knowledge of the subject matter being tested.' Call the Board to obtain an affidavit of compliance form that needs to be turned in with the registration form.

 

Every applicant for a contractor’s license must pass both a Business, Law and Management (Part I) exam and a Trade-Specific (Part II) exam, if available. Scroll down the page and the content outline for the Business, Law  and Management Exam and content outlines for the Trade-Specific exams.

 

Scroll down the page for Sample Questions. There are a few examples of the type of questions that may be included in the Business, Law and Management Exam below.

 

Contractor School Online will assist you with our professional consultants and assist you for the study materials, practice testsfor the Business, Law and Management andy tradeif available.

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The study program contains three elements: Contractor’s Manual. This manual is the primary resource for the Hawaii Business, Law and Management Exam. The manual covers critical subject areas, including: contracts, labor laws, financial management, tax laws, marketing, licensing and estimating. It also offers: Federal Employer’s Tax Guide (Circular E); Fair Labor Standards Act; Hawaii Mechanic’s Lien Laws; Hawaii Licensing Rules and Regulations; Hawaii À9 Preparing for your exam.

 

'If you are taking an open-book exam (check the exam-specific content outline), the approved references that are allowed during the exam will be provided to you at the test center. No other reference materials, papers or study materials are allowed at the test center.

 

A score of 75 percent or above is required to pass each exam.  The testing center reports exam results to the Board. To ensure confidentiality, scores will not be disclosed over the phone or passing score. The Board mails scores and additional licensing information to candidates who pass the exam(s). Retake information. If you do not pass the exam, you will receive a score report approximately 10 business days after your exam date.

 

Contractor Examinations

All test questions are in a multiple-choice format, with one correct answer and three incorrect options. Some questions may refer to a figure-drawing, table or chart in the exam booklet. Some questions may require simple arithmetic calculations. Each exam is taken in an allotted amount of time that will be announced before the exam. Scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly.

Contractor Business and Law Exam

This content outline lists all subjects covered in the Business and Law exam and the percentage of questions asked about each topic.

Scope – Tests a candidate’s knowledge of payroll taxes, Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, lien laws, and other laws and subjects that will affect their daily operations as contractors.

 

Closed Book

80 Questions - Three-hour time limit

75% Correct required to pass

Exam Topic %

 

Business Organization 3

Licensing 10

Estimating and Bidding 12

Contract Management 18

Project Management 9

Public Works Laws 5

Risk Management 10

Safety 7

Labor Laws 7

Financial Management 9

Tax Laws 6

Lien Law 4

References

  1. Contractor’s Manual
  2. Contractor’s Study Guide

 

State Business and Law Sample Questions

The following samples are from the Testing Center and may be useful to review for the type of questions that may be included in the Business and Law exam.

 

1. Given: A contracting business has a balance sheet on December 31 that indicates

Current Assets of $100,000

Current Liabilities of $75,000

Fixed Assets of $250,000

Long Term Liabilities of $150,000

The contracting business has what Net Working Capital on December 31?

 

A $ 25,000

B $100,000

C $125,000

D $350,000

 

2. What term identifies the financial report that shows the profit or loss as the difference between the income received and the expenses paid out during a period?

 

A Balance sheet

B Statement of worth

C Income statement

D Financial statement

 

Answers to sample questions: 1-A; 2-C.

 

Testing Center Exam Content Outlines

Trade-Specific Exams

Trade exams are not available for every specialty classification. However, if an exam has been prepared for a classification for which you wish to be licensed, you will be required to take and pass it. The trade exams may contain questions on reading and interpreting construction codes and regulations, knowledge of building codes, trade materials, tools, equipment and methods. A content outline and reference list for each trade exam is available below. 

 

Each outline will provide you with information about the number of questions on the exam, the amount of time you have to complete the exam, the subject areas that will be covered in the exam, and whether the exam is open book or closed book. The following trade classifications require examinations:

Exam Titles

 

A - General Engineering

Scope – The exam covers the broad range of activities performed by a General Engineering Contractor as defined in Title 16, Chapter 77 of the “Hawaii Administrative Rules.” Examination questions are based on research of the accepted business and trade practices as determined by surveying current professionals in the field of General Engineering.

 

Examination Outline

 

Bridges/Miscellaneous Structures 15

Planning/Surveying 14

Earthwork 15

Utilities 13

Heavy Equipment 9

Canals, Reservoirs and Flood Control 10

Asphalt Pavement 6

Concrete Pavement 6

Estimating/Basis of Payment 5

Metal Barriers, Striping, Signs and Fences 3

Safety - OSHA 4

References

The following references were used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center.

 

1. Federal Regulations

2. Specifications for Road and Bridge

3. Concrete Mixtures,

4. Excavation and Grading

B - General Building

Scope: The exam covers the broad range of activities performed by a General Building Contractor as defined in Title 16, Chapter 77 of the Hawaii Administrative Rules. Examination questions are based on research of accepted business and trade practices as determined by surveyed current professionals in the field of General Building.

 

Examination Outline

Closed Book

80 Questions - Four-hour time limit

75% Correct required to pass

Exam Topic %

 

Plan Reading and Estimating 8

Sitework 7

Concrete 12

Masonry 8

Metals 5

Carpentry 18

Thermal and Moisture Protection 15

Doors and Windows 8

Finishes 12

Safety 8

References

The following references were used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center.

 

1. Federal Regulations

2. International Building Code

3. Carpentry and Building

4. Control of Concrete Mixtures

5. Excavation and Grading

6. Masonry

7. Roofing and Waterproofing

8. Painting and Decorating

9. Reinforcing Bars

C-1 Acoustical and Insulation

Scope: To install acoustic tile systems, spray systems, and insulation in buildings and structures for the purpose of sound control. These systems or materials may be installed independently of or in conjunction with acoustic tile and/or drywall systems as multi-purpose (acoustic, insulation, fire retardant) systems.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

25 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Residential installation 16

Insulation materials 32

Commercial installation 16

Sound control 16

Safety 12

Estimating/planning 8

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Safety and Health

2. Uniform Building Code

3. Carpentry and Building

4. Carpentry

5. Installation of Residential 

6. Insulation in Commercial

C-2 Mechanical Insulation

Scope – To install insulation materials on mechanical systems for the purpose of temperature control.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

40 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area # of Questions

 

Duct insulation 15

Hot, chilled, and steam pipe insulation 11

General insulation requirements 9

Safety 5

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Mechanical Code

2. Safety and Health

3. Commercial and Industrial Insulation

 

C-3 Asphalt Paving

Scope: To proportion, mix, and place base materials, and to place paving and surfacing consisting of graded mineral aggregates bonded with asphalt or bituminous materials so that a firm, smooth surface suitable for roadways, runways, driveways, parking areas, and play areas is obtained, including the application of seal coating and parking lot striping.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

40 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Asphalt pavements and treatments 40

Earthwork 22

Planning/surveying 15

Heavy equipment/safety 15

Estimating/basis of payment 8

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

Primary References:

1. Asphalt in Pavement

2. Excavation and Grading

3. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving

4. Heavy Construction

 

C-3a - Asphalt Concrete Patching, Sealing and Striping

Scope: To proportion, mix, and place base materials, and to place paving and surfacing consisting of graded mineral aggregates bonded with asphalt or bituminous materials so that a firm, smooth surface suitable for roadways, runways, driveways, parking areas, and play areas is obtained, including the application of seal coating and parking lot striping.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

40 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Asphalt pavements and treatments 40

Earthwork 22

Planning/surveying 15

Heavy equipment/safety 15

Estimating/basis of payment 8

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center.

 

Primary References:

 

1. Pavement Maintenance

2. Excavation and Grading

3. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving

4. Heavy Construction

 

Secondary References:

 

1. Safety and Health

2. Specifications for Road, Bridge, and Public Works

3. Highway Materials, Soils, and Concretes

4. Moving the Earth

5. Uniform Traffic Control Devices

6. Heavy Construction

7. Public Works

C-4 Boiler, Hot-Water Heating and Steam Fitting

Scope: To install and repair fire-tube and water-tube power boilers and hot-water heating boilers, and thermal fluid systems including all fitting and piping, valves, gauges, pumps, radiators, convectors, fuel oil tanks, fuel oil lines, chimneys, flues, heat insulation, and all other devices, to include pipe insulation connected with boiler installation and repair.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

60 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percent

 

Steam and hot water boilers 25

Fuel oil and gas piping 15

Steam piping 20

Insulation 10

Chimneys and flues 12

Sizing and estimating 10

Inspection and testing 8

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

2. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

3. High Pressure Boilers

4. Low Pressure Boilers

5. Mechanical Code

 

C-5 Cabinet, Millwork and Carpentry Remodeling and Repairs

Scope: To install cabinet, case, sash, door, trim, nonbearing partitions, and to remodel or to make repairs to existing buildings or structures, or both, and to do any other work which would be incidental and supplemental to the remodeling or repairing. The repairs, carpentry work, or remodeling shall include the installation of garage doors, bifold, and shutter doors, and the installation of manufactured sidings and any other work that would not involve changes or additions to the building’s or structure’s basic components such as, but not limited to, foundations, beams, rafters, joists, or any load bearing members or sections.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

40 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Cabinetry and millwork 35

Doors, windows, and stairs 20

Associated trades 12

Estimating/tools 13

Rough carpentry 10

Siding 10

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Carpentry and Building

2. Building Code

3. Carpentry

4. Cabinetmaking

5. Safety and Health

C-5b Siding Application

Scope: To prepare surfaces and install aluminum vinyl or other manufactured siding, with the exception of wood, so that a watertight surface is obtained.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

25 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Vinyl siding 32

Surface preparation/planning 28

Tools, equipment, and safety 16

Aluminum siding 12

Plans, specifications, and estimating 12

 

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Vinyl Siding

2. Building Code

3. Carpentry

4. Carpentry and Building

5. Safety and Health

C-6 Carpentry Framing

Scope: A C-6 Carpentry Framing Contractor is authorized to do framing, siding, wood truss, roof sheathing, and other work as is by custom and usage accepted in the construction industry as carpentry framing.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

60 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area # of Questions

 

Walls 15

Floors/stairs 14

Roofs 11

Estimating/plans 9

Layout 8

Metal framing 3

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Carpentry and Building

2. Building Code

3. Safety and Health

4. Carpentry

5. Gypsum Construction

6. Dictionary

C-7 Carpet Laying

Scope: To apply or install acceptable fabric floor coverings or artificial turf to surfaces.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

30 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Sheet carpet 36

General knowledge 27

Surface preparation 20

Carpet cushion 7

Carpet accessories 7

Adhesive 3

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Guide for Installation of Residential Textile Floor Covering.

2. Installation of Commercial Carpet.

C-9 Cesspool

Scope:  To excavate cesspools and install septic tanks in compliance with the requirements of the department of health.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

25 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Cesspools 20

Septic tanks 32

Drainage fields 36

Excavation 12

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Plumbing Code

2. Administrative Rules of Health

3. Plumbing

C-12 Drywall

Scope: A C-12 Drywall Contractor lays out and installs all types of gypsum wallboard systems including the taping and texturing operations incidental thereto. Also included is the application of spray on barriers which would be incidental to the installation of wallboard.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

25 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Installation 44

Taping and texturing 20

Materials

C-13 Electrical

Scope: To place, install, erect, or connect any electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, electrical signs, conduits, poles, raceways, and to do trenching, backfilling, patching, and surface restoration in connection with the installation of conduit and lines that transmit, transform, or utilize electrical energy less than 600 volts phase to phase. This classification also includes the work of the C-15 Electronic Systems Contractor and C-60 Solar Power Systems Contractor.

 

Examination Outline

Open Book

40 Questions - Two-hour time limit

75% Correct required to pass

Exam Topic %

 

General Electrical Knowledge 22

Grounding and Bonding 13

Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits 10

Raceways and Enclosures 10

Conductors and Cables 10

Motors and Controls 10

Equipment for General Use 10

Special Occupancies and Equipment 10

Low Voltage Circuits 5

References

The following reference is providedin the testing center for your use during the exam. No highlighting or notes of any sort may be made in the book during the exam.

 

1. Electrical Code

 

The following references were used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center.

 

1. Current Fundamentals

2. Textbook of Electricity

C-14 Sign

Scope: To fabricate, install electrical or non-electrical signs, sign devices for the purpose of display, advertising, directions, install all sign supports and sign accessories.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

40 Questions – Three-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Materials 15

Clearances and installation 15

Electrical 15

Signs 13

Sizing and estimating 12

Fabrication and layout 12

Anchorage and fasteners 10

Safety 8

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Sign Code

2. Electric Code

3. Building Code

4. Reinforcing Bars

C-15 Electronic Systems

Scope: To install electronic equipment and electronic controls, including but not limited to, public address, intercommunication, master antenna, and music distribution systems, CATV systems, master and program clock systems, electronic teaching devices, and other systems including electric door opening devices, and fire and burglar alarm systems; provided that this shall not include the installation of any conduits thereto.

 

Examination Outline

Open Book

28 Questions - One-hour time limit

75% Correct required to pass

Exam Topic %

 

General Electrical Knowledge 13

Grounding and Bonding 3

Branch Circuits 3

Raceways and Enclosures 3

Conductors and Cables 10

Equipment for General Use 3

Special Occupancies 3

Low Voltage Circuits 13

Intrusion Detection and Alarm Systems 10

Fire Detection and Alarm Systems 10

Communications Systems 10

Sound and Video Systems 10

References

The following references are providedin the testing center for your use during the exam. No highlighting or notes of any sort may be made in these books during the exam.

 

1. Electrical Code

2. Fire Alarm Code

C-15a Fire and Burglar Alarm

Scope: To install electronic equipment and electronic controls, including but not limited to, public address, intercommunication, master antenna, and music distribution systems, CATV systems, master and program clock systems, electronic teaching devices, and other systems including electric door opening devices, and fire and burglar alarm systems; provided that this shall not include the installation of any conduits thereto.

 

Examination Outline

Open Book

28 Questions - One-hour time limit

75% Correct required to pass

Exam Topic %

 

General Electrical Knowledge 13

Grounding and Bonding 3

Branch Circuits 3

Raceways and Enclosures 3

Conductors and Cables 10

Equipment for General Use 3

Special Occupancies 3

Low Voltage Circuits 13

Intrusion Detection and Alarm Systems 10

Fire Detection and Alarm Systems 10

Communications Systems 10

Sound and Video Systems 10

References

The following references are providedin the testing center for your use during the exam. No highlighting or notes of any sort may be made in these books during the exam.

 

1. Electrical Code

2. Fire Alarm Code

C-15b Telecommunications

Scope: To install, maintain, and repair telephone, computer, and data systems; including the associated cabling, wiring, or fiber optics, provided that this shall not include the installation of any conduits thereto.

 

Examination Outline

Open Book

50 Questions - Two-hour time limit

75% Correct required to pass

Exam Topic %

 

General Electrical Knowledge 10

Wiring and Protection 20

Wiring Methods and Materials 20

Equipment for General Use 5

Special Occupancies 5

Special Conditions 5

Communication Systems 35

References

The following reference is provided in the testing center for your use during the exam. No highlighting or notes of any sort may be made in the book during the exam.

 

1. Electrical Code

 

The following references were used to create exam questions but are not allowed in the testing center.

 

1. Textbook of Electricity

2. Telecommunications Wiring

C-16 Elevator

Scope:  C-16 Elevator Contractor assembles, installs and maintains sheave beams, motors, sheaves, cable and wire rope, guide, cab, counterweight, door assemblies, hydraulic systems, automatic and manual control systems, signal systems, and all other devices, apparatus, and equipment for the safe and efficient installation and operation of electrical, hydraulic, and manually operated elevators, dumb waiters, moving walks or ramps, conveyor systems, stage lifts, escalators, and man lifts, excluding any lift or conveyor used in constructing a building or structure.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

80 Questions – 2 1/2-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Suspension 10

Grounding and handicap 10

Clearance, space and load limits 10

Controls 10

Electricity 10

Hydraulic systems 10

Escalators and moving walks 10

Test and inspect 10

Sizing and estimating 10

Drives 10

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Electrical and Fire Protection

2. Safety for Elevators and Escalators,

3. Inspector for Elevators and Escalators

4. Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators

5. Administrative Rules

6. Revised Statutes

C-16a Conveyor Systems

Scope: To install belt line, conveyor systems, including installation of baggage carousels.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

30 Questions – Three-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Drives 15

Guides and rollers 10

Aprons and skiriting 10

Belts 10

Carousels 15

Frames, stands, and guards 10

Controls and safety devices 10

Test and inspect 10

Sizing and estimating 10

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Safety of Elevators and Escalators

2. Safety Conveyors and Related Equipment

3. ASME/ANSI

4. Conveyor Technical Book

5. Materials-handling catalog

 

C-17 Excavating, Grading and Trenching

Scope: To dig, move, and place earthen material for a cut, fill, grade, or trench, including the use of explosives in connection therewith.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

40 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject area percentage

 

Equipment/technique 33

Compaction 20

Soil types and stability 18

Estimating 17

Retaining walls 5

Blasting 5

Shoring 2

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Excavation and Grading

2. Surveying Practice

3. Carpentry and Building

4. Earth Moving

5. Building Code

6. Safety and Health

7. Principles of Heavy Construction

 

C-20 Fire Protection

Scope: To lay-out and install approved types of fire prevention and protective systems, including all mechanical apparatus, devices, piping, and equipment appurtenant thereto. The licensee shall comply with applicable provisions of the Fire Underwriters (NBFU) to meet all requirements of the local authorities having jurisdiction.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

60 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Sprinkler systems 50

Wet/dry chemical systems 20

Water supply, storage and distribution 10

General code/trade knowledge 10

Flammable storage 5

Commercial kitchen equipment 5

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. NFPA 11, 13 and more.

 

C-20a Dry Chemical Fire Repressant Systems

Scope: To install tanks, piping, sprinkler heads in kitchens and range hoods.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

40 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Halon systems 25

Foam systems 25

Dry chemical systems 20

Fire extinguishers 10

Carbon dioxide systems 10

Restaurant equipment 10

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Fire Code

2. Fire Protection

3. Portable Fire Extinguishers

4. Low Expansion Foam and Combined Agent Systems

5. Medium and High Expansion Foam Systems

6. Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems

7. Halogenated Fire Extinguishing

8. Agent Systems

9. Halogenated Extinguishing Agent Systems

10. Dry Chemical Systems

C-21 Flooring

Scope: To apply or install floor covering material such as linoleum, rubber, vinyl, cork, asphalt, plastic aluminates, or other materials that are by custom and usage accepted in the construction industry as composition flooring, including the installation of wood floor covering and also to include floor sanding and refinishing of floor surfaces.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

30 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Wood strip flooring 30

Resilient flooring 25

Surface preparation 25

Finishing 10

Parquet 5

Sanding 5

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Carpentry and Building

2. Finishing Hardwood Flooring

3. Installing Hardwood Flooring

C-22 Glazing

Scope – To glaze or tint frames, panels, sash and doors and to assemble and install window wall and curtain wall, shower doors, tub enclosures, mirrors, metal windows and screens metal sliding doors, metal jalousies, store front metal and trim, plastics, tempered glass doors; including items as frames and hardware and any allied products not stipulated above but affiliated with the glass and glazing industry.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

50 Questions – 2-1/2 hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Installation techniques 20

Skylights 14

Physical properties of glazing material 12

Manufacturing standards 12

Construction tolerances 10

Occupant protection 8

Safety and employee protection 8

Glass films and shading 6

Glass sealing techniques 6

Glass insulation 4

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

1. Building Code

2. Glazing

3. Materials of Construction

4. Safety and Health

5. Construction Materials and Processes

 

C-23 Gunite

Scope: To pneumatically apply aggregates, cement, water as gunite and finish the surface; this includes the setting of ground wires and pencil rods to establish the finished surface planes.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

20 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Forming reinforcement and placement 50

Tools and equipment 30

Materials 20

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Gunite and Shotcrete

2. Safety and Health

 

C-27 Landscaping

Scope: To prepare plots of land for architectural horticulture and to provide decorative treatment and arrangement of gardens, lawns, shrubs, vines, bushes, trees, and other decorative vegetation; construct conservatories, hot and green houses, drainage and sprinkler systems, all types of rock spacing and ornamental pools, fountains, ornamental walls, fences, and walks; and placement of hydro mulching for ground cover and for containment of soil, to include installation of irrigation control electrical wiring that will carry 24 volts or less.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

50 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area # of Questions

 

Irrigation systems 11

Trees and shrubs 9

Grass and groundcover 8

Grading and drainage 7

Soils and amendments 5

Hardscaping 7

Low voltage electricity 3

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Turf Irrigation

2. Landscape Operations

3. Building Fences of Wood, Stone, Metal, and Plants.

4. Landscaping

5. Earth Moving

C-27b Tree Trimming and Removal

Scope: To prune, trim, and remove trees, including stumps, and restore ground to condition similar to adjacent area. This does not include relocation and planting of field grown trees.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

20 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Tree pruning and trimming 45

Tree cutting and stump removal 30

Tool, equipment, and safety 25

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Landscaping

2. Safety and Health

3. Landscape Management, Methods, and Materials

 

C-31 Masonry

Scope: A masonry contractor is authorized to lay brick and other baked clay products, rough or cast stone, marble, granite, or any decorative plaster, cut and dressed stone, artificial stone and brick veneer, CMU, and structural glass brick or block, laid with or without mortar or adhesives, manufactured precast concrete facing and back-up panels and brick or block panel, installation of fire clay products and re-fractories, installation of grout, rubble work, caulking, tuck pointing, sandblasting, mortar, washing, and cleaning related to masonry construction, to place and finish cement concrete, and to drill, saw, and core concrete.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

60 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Mortar, grout and concrete 25

Unit masonry 25

Layout and planning 10

Concrete placing and finishing 10

Tools, equipment and safety 10

Plans, specifications and estimating 10

Masonry and concrete accessories 5

Concrete formwork 5

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Building Code

2. Masonry

3. Masonry Skills

4. Concrete

5. Safety and Health

6. Concrete Mixtures

7. Carpentry and Building

8. Concrete and Estimating

C-31a Cement Concrete

Scope: A cement concrete contractor is authorized to mix aggregates, cement, and water in order to make acceptable concrete; to place and finish concrete including the setting of screeds and forms.

Examination Outline

Closed-Boo k

70 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area # of Questions

 

Formwork 15

Reinforcing steel 14

Pour, place, and cure 14

Batching 12

Estimating/plans and specifications 9

Layout/excavation 6

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Carpentry and Building

2. Concrete Mixtures

3. Building Code

4. Reinforcing Bars

5. Safety and Health

6. Concrete and Estimating

7. Heavy Construction

C-31b Stone Masonry

Scope: To construct ornamental walls, veneer walls, and structural walls or columns from marble, granite, or any decorative plaster, stone, artificial stone, rough or cast stone, or veneer stone; to lay stone in a manner that an acceptable paved surface is obtained and to construct stone retaining walls with or without mortar, in conformance with building code requirements.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

25 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Mortar, grout and reinforcing 28

Stone characteristics 28

Stone masonry construction 24

Tools and equipment 20

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Building Code

2. Masonry

3. Safety and Health

4. Landscape

5. Carpentry and Building

 

C-32 Ornamental, Guardrail and Fencing

Scope: Installation of all types of structural and nonstructural units

for residential, commercial, and industrial construction, both interior and exterior including, but not limited to, folding gates, guardrails, handrails, stairs, fencing and gates, window shutters and grills, room dividers and shields, accessories, railings, and traffic safety devices.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

30 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Metal fencing 23

Metal working techniques 27

Layout 20

Terminology and materials 17

Safety 13

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Building Fences of Wood, Stone, Metal, and Plants.

2. Sheet Metal

3. Welding

4. Fences and Retaining Walls.

5. OSHA

C-33 Painting and Decorating

Scope: To apply materials common to the painting and decorating industry for protective and decorative purposes, including highway and parking striping by the use of, but not limited to, emulsions, waxes, water repellents, epoxies, polyesters, urethane, liquid-glass, fibrous, cement, and rubber base coatings. Surface preparation of all types, caulking, sandblasting, waterblasting, power cleaning, or steam cleaning preparatory to painting. Installation of wall surface covering, decorative texturing, taping and finishing of drywall.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

40 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Application 22

Materials 32

Tools and equipment 12

Safety 10

Surface preparation 8

Estimating 8

Wall coverings 8

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Painting and Decorating

2. Safety and Health

 

C-35 Pile Driving, Pile, Caisson Drilling, and Foundation

Scope: To drill holes for pilings and caissons and to drive piles and set caissons including cutting piles and capping to compact earth for foundations by vibrafloat or similar systems.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

50 Questions – Three-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Miscellaneous engineering-pile driving 60

Concrete 16

Safety-marine 12

General knowledge 12

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Safety and Health

2. Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods

3. Concrete Mixtures

4. Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete

 

C-36 Plastering

Scope: To apply gypsum plaster, cement, and acoustical plaster or any combination of materials common to the plastering industry to any surface which offers either a mechanical or suction type bond by spray or trowel and to apply lath or any other material that will provide a bond for the plaster including spray on, multipurpose, acoustic, insulation, and fire retardant systems.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

30 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area # of Questions

 

Installation 6

Tools 6

Materials 5

E.I.F.S. 5

Surface preparation 5

Estimating/plans 3

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Building Code

2. Safety and Health

4. Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems

5. Cement Plaster (Stucco)

C-37 Plumbing

Scope: To install, repair, or alter complete plumbing systems which shall include supply water piping systems, waste water piping systems, fuel gas piping systems, and other fluid piping systems; the equipment, instrumentation, non-electric controls, and the fixture for these systems and the venting for waste water piping systems and fuel gas piping systems; for any purpose in connection with the use and occupancy of buildings, structures, works, and premises where people or animals live, work, and assemble; including piping for vacuum, air, and medical gas systems, spas and swimming pools, lawn sprinkler systems, irrigation systems, sewer lines and related sewer disposal work performed within property lines, fire protection sprinkler systems when supervised by licensed mechanical engineers or licensed fire protection contractors, and solar hot water heating systems, and the trenching, back filling, patching, and surface restoration in connection therewith.

Examination Outline

Closed Book

80 Questions - Three-hour time limit

75% Correct required to pass

Exam Topic %

 

Water supply and distribution 25

Drain, waste and venting 25

Size and estimating 15

Fuel and medical gas 13

Fixtures and Trim 6

Excavation 6

Building Sewers 10

References

The following references were used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center.

 

1. Federal Regulations

2. Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters

3. Plumbing

C-37b Irrigation and Lawn Sprinkler Systems

Scope: Irrigation and lawn sprinkler systems contractor. To install all piping and fittings, pressure regulators, back flow prevention devices, and irrigation control electrical wiring that will carry 24 volts or less, as required to provide irrigation systems for, but not limited to lawns, parks, playgrounds, highway right of ways, golf courses, and school facilities, including installation of automatic or manual controls in relation to an irrigation system.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

28 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Piping and valves 40

Sprinkler layout 30

Controls and wiring 15

Sprinkler heads 10

Excavation 5

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Turf Irrigation

2. Water Efficient Landscape

3. Plumber’s Book

4. Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters.

5. Electrical Code

C-40 Refrigeration

Scope: To assemble and install devices, machinery, and units, including temperature insulation units, ducts, blowers, registers, humidity, and thermostatic controls for the control of air temperature below fifty degrees Fahrenheit in refrigerators, refrigerated rooms, and insulated refrigerated spaces and to construct walk-in refrigerator boxes.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

80 Questions – Three-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject area # of Questions

 

Refrigeration fundamentals 20

Commercial refrigeration 16

Controls 16

Sizing and estimating 8

Test and inspection 8

Walk-in box construction 4

Ventilation 4

Troubleshooting 4

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Mechanical Code

2. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

 

C-41 Reinforcing Steel

Scope: To fabricate, place, tie steel reinforcing bar (rods), of any profile, perimeter, or cross-section, that are or may be used to reinforce concrete buildings and structures.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

50 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Tools and materials 22

Purpose and location 14

Placement 14

Safety 12

Splices 12

Plan reading 10

Bar supports 8

Estimating 8

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Building Code

2. Placing Reinforcing Bars

3. OSHA

C-42 Roofing

Scope: To install a watertight covering to roof surface by use of, but not limited to, cedar, cement, asbestos, metal, and composition shingles, wood shakes, cement and clay tile, built-up roofing, single ply, fluid type of roofing systems, and other acceptable roofing materials including spray urethane foam, asphalt, and application of protective or reflective roof, or both, and deck coatings.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

50 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area # of Questions

 

Low slope roofing 12

Asphalt shingles 11

Wood shingles and shakes 7

Hard tile shingles 6

Components 6

Surface preparation 5

Estimating/plans and specifications 3

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Carpentry and Building Construction

2. NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing

3. Building Code

4. Safety and Health

C-42b Wood Shingles and Shakes

Scope: Application of shingles and shakes made of wood or any other material.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

30 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Installation requirements 30

Roofing components 25

Surface preparation and planning 20

Plans, specifications and estimating 15

Safety and employee protection 10

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Roofing and Waterproofing

2. Roofing Construction and Estimating

3. Building Code

4. Safety and Health

C-42d Composition Shingle

Scope – Application of shingles and shakes made of wood or any other material.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

30 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject area percentage

 

Installation requirements 33

Surface preparation and planning 22

Roofing components 19

Plans, specifications and estimating 15

Safety and employee protection 10

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Roofing and Waterproofing

2. Roofing Construction and Estimating

3. Building Code

4. Safety and Health

 

C-43 Sewer, Sewage Disposal, Drain and Pipe Laying

Scope: To construct concrete and masonry sewers, packaged sewer disposal plants, sewage lift stations, septic tanks, and appurtenances thereto and to lay steel, cast iron, concrete, vitreous and non-vitreous, plastic, and any other type of piping for storm drains, water, and gas lines, irrigation and sewers, manholes in connection with above work, and repairing and recondition of the pipelines, including the excavation, grading, trenching, backfilling, paving, and surfacing in connection therewith.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

40 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Excavation and backfill 32

Water piping systems 20

Sewer and storm water systems 15

Septic systems 10

Safety 10

Gas piping systems 8

Paving 5

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Safety and Health

2. Occupational Safety and Health

3. Construction of Urban Stormwater

4. Excavation and Grading

5. Specifications for Road, Bridge, and Public Works

6. Hot-Mix Asphalt  

7. Heavy Construction

8. Pipe and Excavation

9. PVC Pipe, Design and Installation

 

C-43a Reconditioning and Repairing Pipelines

Scope: To repair or recondition water and sewer lines manually or by remote control in conformity with county sewer or with water supply departments specifications.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

50 Questions – Three-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

Underground utilities-ductile pipe

 

Installation 30

Underground utilities-clay pipe installation 20

Underground utilities-concrete pipe

Installation 14

Miscellaneous engineering-cut sheet

Calculations 12

Excavating and grading 10

General knowledge 8

Safety-code of federal regulations 6

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Safety and Health

2. Clay Pipe Engineering

3. Clay Pipe Installation

4. Ductile Iron Pipe, Ductile Iron Pipe

5. Installation of Ductile Iron Water

6. Concrete Pipe Installation

7. Excavation and Grading

8. Sanitary and Storm Sewers, Water Environment

 

C-44 Sheet Metal

Scope: To fabricate, assemble and install cornices, flashings, gutters, downspouts, kitchen and laboratory equipment, duct work, metal flues, and to install pre-manufactured sheet metal products such as metal chutes, lockers, shelving, louvers, nonbearing metal partitions, and other sheet metal items common to the trade, and facsimile items such as plastic skylights, fiberglass ducts and fittings, including installation of aluminum awnings, canopies, patio covers, and seamless aluminum gutters.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

80 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area # of Questions

 

General duct system knowledge 18

Duct system components 16

Metal ducts 15

Flues and vents 15

Gutters and downspouts 4

Pre-manufactured metal products 4

Welding and cutting 4

Awnings, skylights, and canopies 4

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Mechanical Code

2. HVAC Duct Construction

3. Sheet Metal

4. Building Trades and Blueprint Reading

5. Sheet Metal

C-48 Structural Steel

Scope: To fabricate and erect structural steel shapes, bars, rods, and plates of any profile, perimeter, or cross-section, that are or may be used as structural members for buildings and structures, including riveting, bolting, welding, and rigging in connection therewith. Erection of prefabricated metal buildings, passenger loading bridges, metal roofing and metal siding installed on steel framing, and overhead, sliding and roll-up steel doors or mechanical doors.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

40 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Materials 28

Rigging 27

Steel erection 25

Welding 20

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Steel Construction

2. Safety and Health

3. Structural Steel Building Frames

4. Heavy Construction

5. Construction Materials and Processes

6. Rigging

7. Materials of Construction

C-49 Swimming Pool

Scope: To construct and repair concrete, gunite, metal, or plastic type pools, whirlpool baths, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool decks, and walkways including, but not limited to, installation and repair of water and gas service lines, from closest point of service to pool equipment, pool piping, fittings, back flow prevention devices, pumps, heaters, chlorine dispensers, electric pool lights, pool plastering and other types of interior finishing and sealing, ceramic tile, coping, swimming pool accessories and safety devices, fences for protective purposes if in original contract, and excavation and grading in connection with swimming pool construction.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

50 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Calculations/estimating/sizing 26

Filtration systems 15

Water treatment systems 14

Installation of pools and spas 12

Equipment piping/testing 9

Fuel gas piping/heaters 9

Electrical 6

Circulation systems 5

Fencing 4

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Swimming Pools, Spa and Hot Tub Code

2. Specifications for Road, Bridge, and Public Works

3. Residential Inground Swimming Pools

4. Pool/Spa Operators

5. Cement Plaster (Stucco) Book

6. Shotcrete

7. Electrical

8. Building

9. Plumbing

C-49a Swimming Pool Service

Scope: Repair and replacement of swimming pools, whirlpool bath, and Jacuzzi pumps, filters, heaters and related circulation piping, acid washing, or repainting of swimming pool, whirlpool bath, and Jacuzzi interiors, repairs to pool tile, coping stones, plaster, and decks.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

30 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Pool/equipment repair 40

Water treatment/equipment 26

Circulation systems 14

Filtration systems 10

Heaters 10

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub

2. Pool/Spa Operators

3. Cement Plaster (Stucco)

C-51 Tile (Ceramic and Mosaic)

Scope: A person holding this license may prepare the base upon which ceramic, mosaic, granite, terrazzo, and other tile work, including all pseudo tile and marble or cultured marble products, will adhere by suction, fasteners, or by adhesives. The license holder may also install these products.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

40 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject area percentage

 

Installation 35

Materials 30

Tools 15

Surface preparation 10

Estimating 10

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Setting Tile, Updated Edition

2. Ceramic Tile Installation

3. Installation of Ceramic Tile

4. Ceramic Tile Field Report

 

C-52 Ventilating and Air Conditioning

Scope: To fabricate, assemble, and install warm-air heating and air cooling systems including heating and cooling solar systems, complete ventilating systems and complete air conditioning systems including, but not limited to, piping, controls (other than electrical), instrumentation, building automation, energy management, and trenching, backfilling, patching, and surface restoration in connection with the installation of the air conditioning systems, and including installation of thermal and acoustical insulation necessary to maintain heat, or sound, or both, within the system.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

80 Questions – Three-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area # of Questions

 

Warm air systems 12

Air conditioning systems 12

Ventilation systems 12

Gas and refrigerant piping 12

Controls 8

Insulation 8

General estimating 8

Solar systems 8

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Mechanical Code

2. Solar Energy Code

3. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

4. Commercial and Industrial Insulation

 

C-55 Waterproofing

Scope: To apply felt, glass, asphaltum, epoxy, pitch, silicone, elastomeric coatings, sheet membranes or any other materials or combination of materials to surfaces to prevent water and water vapor from penetrating and passing the materials. Work shall include, but not be limited to waterproofing exterior walls and between slabs, both above and below grade, planter boxes, tank linings and application of tank coatings, and application to parking decks, play courts, and walking decks to form a watertight, nonskid surface, but not to include the work of the C-42 roofing contractor.

Examination Outline

 

Closed-Book

25 Questions – Two-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Above-grade waterproofing systems 40

Below-grade waterproofing systems 30

Vapor barriers 10

Dampproofing 10

Safety 10

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Waterproofing the Building

2. Safety and Health

3. Occupational Safety

C-56 Welding

Scope: On site job layout, cut, assemble and weld the metal products including, but not limited to, pipe lines, tanks, pressure vessels, guard rails, and fire escapes, by welding techniques using carbon arc, metal arc, submerged arc, flux core, resistance, and oxyacetylene processes.

 

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

50 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

Materials 20

Oxyacetylene welding 20

Welding mig/tig/arc 20

Brazing 10

Testing and inspection 10

Blueprint reading 10

Pipe welds 10

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Welding

2. Welding Fundamentals

3. Sheet Metal Shop Practices

4. Welding

C-57 Well Drilling

Scope: To bore, drill, excavate, case, cement, clean, and repair water wells; and to install injection wells, water well pumps, pump controls, concrete pump base and waterline to adjacent storage tank.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

24 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area Percentage

 

General knowledge 24

Well geology 18

Excavation and location 14

Pumps and piping 14

Casings and screens 12

Yield and abandonment 12

Water quality 6

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Groundwater and Wells

2. Well Construction and Pump Installation

3. Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters

4. Plumbing Code

 

C-60 Solar Power Systems

Scope: To assemble, install photovoltaic panels, batteries, controls, and related low voltage.

 

Examination Outline

Open Book

50 Questions - Two-hour time limit

75% Correct required to pass

Exam Topic %

 

General Electrical Knowledge 10

Wiring Methods and Materials 20

Special Conditions 20

Solar Photovoltaic Systems 50

References

The following reference is providedin the testing center for your use during the exam. No highlighting or notes of any sort may be made in the book during the exam.

 

1. Electrical Code

 

The following reference was used to create exam questions but is not allowed in the testing center.

 

1. Textbook of Electricity

C-61 Solar Energy Systems

Scope: To assemble, install solar hot water systems in residential and commercial buildings and swimming pools. Install solar heating, cooling systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Examination Outline

Closed-Book

25 Questions – One-hour time limit

75% Correct Required to Pass

Subject Area # of Questions

Piping/materials/methods 7

System design/estimating and sizing 7

Pumps and storage systems 4

Collector 4

System controls 3

References

The following references have been used to create exam questions but are not allowedin the testing center:

 

1. Solar Engineering

2. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

3. Solar Energy Code

4. Solar Water and Pool Heating Design and Installation

5. Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems

6. Plumbing

7. Energy and Water Conservation

C-62 Pole and Line

Scope: To dress, ground, anchor, and erect poles that will carry high voltage (600 volts phase to phase or more) electrical wires; and to connect and string electrical wires, fixtures, and apparatus to and between the poles, including installation of pole mounted transformers. Work shall include street and highway lighting and traffic signal systems, and the work of the C-63 high voltage electrical contractor.

Examination Outline

Open Book

50 Questions - Two-hour time limit

75% Correct required to pass

Exam Topic %

 

Electrical Supply Stations 10

Distribution Lines 18

Poles and Supporting Structures 14

Transformers 14

Grounding and Bonding 10

Underground Systems 12

Roadway Lighting and Signal Systems 12

Safety 10

References

The following references are providedin the testing center for your use during the exam. No highlighting or notes of any sort may be made in these books during the exam.

 

1. Electrical Code

2. Electrical Safety Code

 

The following reference was used to create exam questions but is not allowed in the testing center.

 

1. Lineman’s and Cableman’s Book

 

C-63 High Voltage Electrical

Scope: To dress, ground, anchor, and erect poles that will carry high voltage (600 volts phase to phase or more) electrical wires; and to connect and string electrical wires, fixtures, and apparatus to and between the poles, including installation of pole mounted transformers. Work shall include street and highway lighting and traffic signal systems, and the work of the C-63 high voltage electrical contractor.

Examination Outline

Open Book

50 Questions - Two-hour time limit

75% Correct required to pass

Exam Topic %

 

Electrical Supply Stations 10

Distribution Lines 18

Poles and Supporting Structures 14

Transformers 14

Grounding and Bonding 10

Underground Systems 12

Roadway Lighting and Signal Systems 12

Safety 10

References

The following references are providedin the testing center for your use during the exam. No highlighting or notes of any sort may be made in these books during the exam.

1. Electrical Code

2. Electrical Safety Code

 

The following reference was used to create exam questions but is not allowedin the testing center.

  1. Lineman’s and Cableman’s Book

 

Candidates need to study the below reference materials to prepare to take the Business and Law Examination. Many trades must pass the Business and Law Exam.

 

Contractor’s Manual

Contractor’s Study Guide

Trade-Specific Exams

Trade exams are not available for every specialty classification. However, if an exam has been prepared for a classification for which you wish to be licensed, you will be required to take and pass it. The trade exams may contain questions on reading and interpreting construction codes and regulations, knowledge of building codes, trade materials, tools, equipment and methods. A content outline and reference list for each trade exam is available at Contractor School Online or State.

 

Each outline will provide you with information about the number of questions on the exam, the amount of time you have to complete the exam, the subject areas that will be covered in the exam, and whether the exam is open book or closed book.

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