B-2 Residential Remodeling Contractor Exam

Passing The B-2 Trade Exam is Easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Commit to passing your California B-2 Residential Remodeling Contractor exam. Prepare for the exam at HOME and on your schedule; “Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, &  PASS!“
  2. Apply to the CSLB. We will also help you with your B-2 application! Call us for assistance.
  3. Study. Our clients typically pass on their 1st attempt! “Follow the plan and pass your exam!“

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B-2 RESIDENTIAL REMODELING CONTRACTOR (Trade Exam)

Pass the B-2 Residential Remodeling exam on your 1st attempt. Unleash the most effective and affordable B-2 contractors’ license course in California. Our clients pass their B-2 Contractor trade exam.

Pass your B-2 Residential Remodeling Contractor exam; it’s simple as 123!


ONE – Commit to passing your B-2 Remodeling Contractor license exam. Study at HOME and on your schedule. Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, and PASS!

  • Read our best in the industry B-2 exam preparation manual.
  • Listen & watch as experts review Math & Health & Safety Rules.
  • Learn the art of dominating a four-question multiple-choice exam.
  • PASS your California B-2 Remodeling Contractor exam.

The most effective B-2 contractor exam course available in California at ANY price!

Study Online! Our multimedia Remodeling contractor course is your best & most affordable method to pass your B-2 Contractor License Exam!


TWO – Apply to the CSLB. We will help! New online tools will help you correctly fill out your original contractor exam application. Fill out the form, call us for assistance, and schedule a free line-by-line review of your application before submission to the CSLB!

With our help, submitting a proper B-2 Remodeling Contractor License application has never been easier!


THREE – Prepare for and pass your exam. Our students dramatically improve their test scores & pass the B-2 Remodeling contractor exams.

When ready to test, schedule your exam through PSI. Please read the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin for more information. PSI – B-2 Residential Remodeling


IT’s A FACT! when you read something – eTEXTBOOKS, watch something – VIDEO FILES, hear something – AUDIO FILES, and then put that information to use – ONLINE PRACTICE QUESTIONS  & ONLINE EXAMS, your ability to retain our study materials increases exponentially!

COURSE DETAILS: B-2 Residential Remodeling

Study at home! Don’t waste time commuting to a classroom. Study conveniently in your home or office. Our courses are a proven, reliable, and affordable way to pass the B-2 Residential Remodeling Contractor exam.

CALIFORNIA B-2 RESIDENTIAL REMODELING & HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR (TRADE EXAM)

Choose your course format from either

eCourse – 100% Online! Trade eManual (not printable), Streaming Audio/Video, & Online Practice Tests

Or Printed Manual + Streaming Audio/Video, & Online Practice Tests

Or Printed Manual + CD’s DVD’s & Online Testing

Our B-2 Residential Remodeling Contractor License Trade Exam Course includes the following materials to maximize your study efforts.

  • Trade Specific Textbooks
  • Audio Lectures
  • Video Lectures
  • Online Practice Questions
  • Simulated Online Exams
  • Business Building Tools

CALIFORNIA B-2 REMODELING LICENSE EXAM MANUAL:

The B-2 Residential Remodeling & Home Improvement exam manual briefly covers important State exam topics, including Concrete, Carpentry, Masonry, HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical. The manual also contains summaries from the California Building Code, California Mechanical Code, California Plumbing Code, the California Electrical Code, and Cal/OSHA health and Safety Orders.

The B-2 Remodeling Contractor Study Guide contains the following sections;

  • MATH REVIEW: covers math & estimating formulas, units of measurement, elementary geometry, & the architect’s scale.
  • GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: This contains basic trade information all students must know to pass the B-2 Trade exam.
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY: Our comprehensive health and safety section familiarizes students with Cal/OSHA and other regulations and practices.
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS: Lists the most difficult exam questions, indexed to the relevant section of the manual.

AUDIO / VIDEO LECTURES:

  • Streaming online Audio & Video files or CDs & DVDs summarizes the printed manual’s Health & Safety section. Recorded A/V lectures walk students through our Math Review & the Title 8 Health and Safety Lectures.

THE LATEST ONLINE B-2 STUDY QUESTIONS AND SIMULATED FINAL EXAMS 

  • VIRTUAL FLASHCARDS: online flashcards. Our program tracks your history and also allows you to exclude questions you have already learned.
  • PRACTICE EXAMS: Five final practice exams, each timed to simulate actual exam conditions. The course also includes two Cal/OSHA Health & Safety tests. (exams are approximately 100 questions each.) Our Health and Safety update, listing any new questions to reflect changing trends in exam focus.

ASSISTANCE FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION

Get help filling out your contractor exam application or request a free review of your completed form before submission. All students in our B-2 Residential Remodeling course can call us at (866) 685 8564 for assistance.


ONE YEAR UNLIMITED ACCESS: To All Online eBooks, Audio/Video, Test Questions & Simulated Final Exams.

We provide complete access to all online course materials for an entire year. Other schools may offer only 90-day access to online tools in the hopes of charging you extra $ for extended access to study materials.

EXAM CONTENT & SOURCE MATERIAL

A detailed breakdown of the makeup of the B-2 Residential Remodeling Contractor trade exam. A list of all reference materials used to create the exam & the scope of the Residential Remodeling contractor classification.

THE B-2 RESIDENTIAL REMODELING TRADE EXAM CONTAINS SIX MAJOR SECTIONS:


1. Planning and Estimating – 15% of B-2 Exam

  • Scope of work and code compliance
  • Design and construction error identification
  • Shop drawings, plans, and specifications
  • Field inspection performance
  • Project coordination
  • Cost estimation for materials, equipment, and labor

2. Job Site Preparation – 13% of B-2 Exam

  • Remove non-load-bearing walls
  • Remove cabinets and countertops
  • Remove plumbing and electrical fixtures
  • Deliver and store materials

3. Core Trades Remodeling  – 25% of B-2 Exam

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Interior walls, ceilings, and trimwork
  • Flooring and stairs

4. Finish Trades Remodeling – 18% of B-2 Exam

  • Cabinets
  • Countertops and backsplashes
  • Painting, staining, coating, and interior wall covering

5. Exterior Remodeling – 13% of B-2 Exam

  • Roof Repairs
  • Remodeling exterior walls
  • Doors and windows

6. Safety – 16% of B-2 Exam

  • Personnel safety
  • Job site safety
  • Demolition and material safety

*Percentages are approximate


B-2 RESIDENTIAL REMODELING EXAM SOURCE MATERIAL:

The CSLB utilizes the following publications to create the Residential Remodeling exam. California codebooks are online at https://www.dgs.ca.gov/bsc or purchased directly from the publishers.


2019 California Building Code. Title 24. International Code Council.
Phone: (800) 786-4452
Free Access: https://www.dgs.ca.gov/BSC/Codes
Purchase: http://www.iccsafe.org

2019 California Electrical Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24. BNI Publications, Inc.
Phone: (888) 264-2665
Free Access: https://www.dgs.ca.gov/BSC/Codes
Purchase: http://www.bnibooks.com

2019 California Plumbing Code. Title 24. International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).
Phone: (909) 472-4100
Free Access: https://www.dgs.ca.gov/BSC/Codes
Purchase: www.iapmo.org

2019 California Residential Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24. International Code Council.
Phone: (800) 786-4452
Free Access: https://www.dgs.ca.gov/BSC/Codes
Purchase: http://www.iccsafe.org

Modern Cabinetmaking. Umstattd, Davis & Molzahn.
Phone: 800-323-0440
Purchase: www.g-w.com

State of California General Industry & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA) and State of California Construction & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA). 2019. California Code of Regulations, Title 8. Mancomm.
Phone: (877) 626-2666
Free Access: https://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/sub7.html
Free Access: https://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/sub5.html
Free Access: https://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/sub4.html
Purchase: http://www.mancomm.com

TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation (2016). Tile Council of North America, Inc.
PHONE: (601) 939-2071
INTERNET: www.tile-assn.com

*Publisher information is current as of 6/21


Official CSLB Description of License Classification for the B-2 Residential Remodeling Contractor.

(a) A residential remodeling contractor is a contractor whose principal contracting business is in connection with any project to make improvements to, on, or in an existing residential wood frame structure, and the project requires the use of at least three unrelated building trades or crafts for a single contract.

(b)     (1) A residential remodeling contractor may take a prime contract for trades or crafts, which may include,

(A) Drywall.
(B) Finish carpentry.
(C) Flooring.
(D) Insulation.
(E) Painting.
(F) Plastering.
(G) Roof repair.
(H) Siding.
(I) Tiling.
(J) Installing, repairing, or replacing electrical fixtures, such as dimmers, fans, lights, outlets, and switches.
(K) Installing, repairing, or replacing plumbing fixtures, such as faucets, sinks, toilets, and tubs.
(L) Installing, repairing, or replacing mechanical fixtures, such as air filters, air delivery, return grills, and preassembled exhaust fans.

(2) A residential remodeling contractor shall not take a contract unless the contract includes three or more unrelated trades or crafts.

(3) Subject to the limitations described in paragraph (2), a residential remodeling contractor may self-perform its contract or may subcontract any of the trades or crafts to appropriately licensed subcontractor or subcontractors.

(c) A residential remodeling contractor shall conduct its contracting activity in accordance with the following restrictions:

(1) A residential remodeling contractor shall not contract for a project that includes
the following trades or crafts unless the contractor holds the appropriate license
classification or subcontracts with an appropriately licensed contractor:

(A) C-16 Fire Protection.
(B) C-22 Asbestos Abatement.
(C) C-57 Well Drilling.

(2) A residential remodeling contractor shall not contract to make structural changes to load-bearing portions of an existing structure, including, but not limited to, footings, foundations, load-bearing walls, partitions, and roof structures.

(3) (A) The residential remodeling contractor shall not contract to install, replace, substantially alter, or extend electrical, mechanical, or plumbing systems or their component parts or the mechanisms or devices that are part of those systems unless the residential remodeling contractor holds the appropriate license classification or subcontracts with an appropriately licensed contractor.

(B) The residential remodeling contractor may contract to make minor alterations to existing electrical, mechanical, or plumbing systems to effectuate the purpose of installing, repairing, or replacing electrical, mechanical, and plumbing fixtures, provided that the contract requires the use of at least three unrelated building trades or crafts.

(C) The board may adopt regulations to further define what activity constitutes the minor alterations described in subparagraph (B) and to further define the electrical, mechanical, or plumbing systems, or their component parts, or the mechanisms or devices that are part of those systems, that are subject to the restriction described in subparagraph (A).

(d) This contractor classification may be cited as the B-2 Residential Remodeling Contractor. (BPC §7057.5)

Authority cited: Section 7057, Reference: Sections 7057.5 (Business and Professions Code)

CALIFORNIA CONTRACTOR LAW & BUSINESS EXAM


STAND-ALONE COURSE – FOR ORIGINAL B-2 CONTRACTOR LICENCE

We offer our study materials as two separate courses; Course-1: B-2 TRADE EXAM. Course-2: California LAW & BUSINESS EXAM. (Each Sold Separately)

YOU MUST PASS BOTH EXAMS IF THIS IS YOUR ORIGINAL CONTRACTORS LICENSE

Law & Business Exam

Pass the CA LAW & BUSINESS EXAM covering California contractor law, and pass the TRADE EXAM covering the trade you wish to practice.

Pass both exams to qualify for your 1st contractor’s license. “Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, & PASS!”


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FREE B-2 REMODELING PRACTICE EXAM (Pt-1 Trade)


Take a free B-2 Residential Remodeling contractor practice test. These free B-2 Remodeling questions are similar to the ones you will encounter when taking the B-2 contractors exam.

You are off to a strong start if you readily answer seven or more questions correctly without guessing.
However, if you miss three or more questions, you risk failing the TRADE portion of the B-2 Exam.


1. 
What is the proper procedure for installing a sink in a countertop?
2. 
A contractor is removing acoustic tile from a vaulted ceiling. The scaffold rental is $65 per day. He calculates a 6-day rental with a 15% markup. What would the equipment cost be for this part of the job?
3. 
When should a steel nail plate be applied to a wood stud?
4. 
According to the California Residential Code, what is the MINIMUM allowable width of a residential hallway?
5. 
What is the maximum size a stone veneer slab may be before you must put in metal rods?
6. 
What is the total board footage for a 4/4 board 4.25” wide and 11’ long, adding 10% waste?
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7. 
What is the standard depth of kitchen base cabinets?
8. 
How far should you feather out for a corner bead with joint compound?
9. 
Which of the listed wire gauges is smallest?
10. 
What is the overall pitch in a shower installation with a pitch of 1/4" per foot and a distance of 45" from the corner of the shower to the drain?
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