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B-GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTOR


Get Licensed! California law requires that all tradespersons be licensed when bidding construction projects in excess of $500. If you do not possess a current Gen-B Contractor License, you may be working illegally.

100% SUCCESS RATE: Pass the B-General trade exam on your 1st attempt.


Pass your B – General Building Contractor exam; it’s simple as 123!

With a  little TLC, you will pass your California B – General Building exam, guaranteed!


ONE: Commit to becoming a California General Building Contractor. Prepare at HOME, on your schedule, Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, & PASS!

  • Read our best in the industry, completely current, Gen-B manual.
  • Listen: as industry professionals review answers, you MUST know.
  • Watch: instructors review critical parts of the Gen-B study-guide.
  • Learn the art of dominating the four-question multiple-choice exam.
  • PASS: your California General Contractor exam. The most effective contractors’ license course available in California at ANY price!

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TWO: Apply to the CSLB.We will help! New online tools help fill out your application. 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 Gen-B Contractor License application to the CSLB has never been easier!


THREE: Prepare for and pass your exam. Our students dramatically improve their test scores and pass their contractors’ license exam.


IT’s A FACT! when you read something – eTextbooks, watch something – Video’s and hear something – Audio files and then you put that information to use – ONLINE PRACTICE QUESTIONS  & ONLINE EXAMS your ability to retain the study materials increases exponentially.

COURSE DETAILS: B-General Contractor


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 – General Contractor exam. Learn more about our courses below.

NOTE: When purchasing any of our contractors’ courses, you can select which format you want to receive.

Choose from either our physical or digital training courses,

PHYSICAL: Textbooks, CD’s DVD’s and Online Study Center, OR

DIGITAL: 100% online, eTextbooks, Streaming Audio & Video, and Online Study Center.


Included in our program are the following study materials.

Our B – General Contractor License Trade Exam Course: Include the following course materials to maximize your study efforts

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

CALIFORNIA B GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTOR EXAM TRADE MANUAL

Our Ca General Contractor exam manual covers all the material needed to pass the trade section of your California General B exam. Topics include concrete, carpentry and roofing, masonry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and general knowledge. The manual also contains summaries from the Uniform Building Code, the National Electrical Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, and the Uniform Mechanical Code. The last section of the manual covers the Health and Safety Orders.

The General B Building Contractor Study Guide contains the following sections;

  • MATH REVIEW: Introduction to construction Math review questions cover estimating formulas, units of measurement, elementary geometry, and the architect’s scale.
  • GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Contains basic trade information all students must know to pass the General B trade exam.
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY: Our comprehensive health and safety section familiarizes students with Cal/OSHA as well as other regulations and practices.
  • B EXAM REVIEW QUESTIONS: Lists the most difficult EXAM questions, indexed to the relevant section of the manual.

Study conveniently in your home or office. Our program is a reliable and affordable way to pass the B General Contractor exam.


B – GENERAL BUILDING AUDIO / VIDEO LECTURES (THE TRADE)

NEW! ONLINE STREAMING OF AUDIO & VIDEO LECTURES. WATCH, LISTEN, & STUDY FROM ANY ONLINE DEVICE OR SMARTPHONE!

Expert instructors with decades of related trade experience cover key General B Building contractor exam concepts in greater detail. Our audio and video lectures include math formulas, General Building General Knowledge & Review Questions, and Health and Safety Orders.

NOTE: When purchasing a contractors course, you will be able to select which format you want to receive.

Choose from either

  1. CDs & DVDs OR
  2. Audio/Video Streaming Online. (Automatically included in eBook Course)

Streaming online Audio and Video files or CDs & DVDs summarize key points from each section of the printed manual. Recorded lectures walk students through the plans, questions, and explanations.

  • Math Review Lecture Audio/Video
  • (B) Building General Knowledge Audio/Video
  • Key Question Review Audio/Video
  • Health and Safety Lecture Audio/Video

Audio and video lectures complement the General Contractor Manual. Expert instructors with decades of experience cover key exam concepts that you must know, while in the comfort of your home, car, or office.


Online Study Center (The Trade)

THE LATEST ONLINE B – GENERAL BUILDING EXAM PRACTICE QUESTIONS

To target your study, review General-B Contractor test questions with online flashcards. For example, when you already know an answer, mark it as done, and you won’t see it. If you don’t know the answer? Simply select it for additional study. In this way, you gain real-time feedback so you can concentrate on the subjects that you need to improve.

EIGHT SIMULATED ONLINE GENERAL BUILDING FINAL TRADE EXAMS

PRACTICE EXAMS: Eight timed final exams, timed to simulate actual exam conditions. We update exam questions regularly to reflect changing trends in exam focus.

Take a Gen-B practice exam to check your general knowledge. Verify your progress as you master the study material. Our course includes eight online practice exams, plus an exam update consisting of the absolute latest test questions. Take your Gen-B exam with complete confidence.

ONE YEAR UNLIMITED ACCESS To All Online eBooks, Test Questions & 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.


ASSISTANCE FILLING OUT APPLICATIONS:

Get help filling out your contractor exam application or request a free review of your completed paperwork before submission. All students in our General Building course can call us at 866-685-8564 for assistance.

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EXAM CONTENT & SOURCE MATERIAL


A detailed breakdown of the makeup of the B-General Contractor trade exam as well as a list of all reference materials used to create the Gen-B trade exam.

THE B-GENERAL BUILDING EXAM CONTAINS FIVE MAJOR SECTIONS:

Section 1) Planning and Estimation – 17% of B General Contractor Exam

  • The scope of work and code compliance
  • Design and construction error identification
  • Shop drawings, plans, and specifications
  • Field inspection performance
  • Coordination of project
  • Cost estimation for materials, equipment, and labor

Section 2) Framing and Structural Components – 22% of B General Contractor Exam

  • Subfloor and wall framing
  • Roof framing
  • Seismic and load requirements
  • Siding and stucco
  • Decks

Section 3) Core Trades – 30% of General B Contractor Exam

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Concrete
  • Earthwork and surveying
  • Insulation, acoustic, and weatherproofing
  • Roofing

Section 4) Finish Trades – 19% of General B Contractor Exam

  • Painting, staining, coating, and interior wall covering
  • Tile and stone
  • Floor covering
  • Cabinetry and millwork
  • Plaster, drywall, and ceilings
  • Windows, skylights, and doors
  • Landscaping

Section 5) Safety – 12% of General B Contractor Exam

  • Personnel safety
  • Transportation and traffic control
  • Environmental safety

*Percentages are approximate


B-GENERAL BUILDING EXAM SOURCE MATERIAL:

The CSLB utilizes the following publications for the creation of the General (B) Building exam. California codebooks are online at www.bsc.ca.gov


2014 Architectural Woodwork Standards. Woodwork Institute, Architectural Woodwork Institute, and Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada.
PHONE: (916) 372-9943.
INTERNET: http://www.woodworkinstitute.com

2019 California Building Code. Title 24. International Code Council.
PHONE: (800) 786-4452.
INTERNET: http://www.iccsafe.org

2019 California Electrical Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24. BNI Publications, Inc.
PHONE: (888) 264-2665
INTERNET: www.bnibooks.com

2019 California Energy Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24. International Code Council
PHONE: (800) 786-4452
INTERNET: www.iccsafe.org

2019 California Fire Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24. International Code Council.
PHONE: (800) 786-4452
INTERNET: www.iccsafe.org

2019 California Green Building Standards Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24. International Code Council.
PHONE: (800) 786-4452
INTERNET: www.iccsafe.org

2019 California Mechanical Code. Title 24. International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).
PHONE: (909) 472-4100
INTERNET: http://www.iapmo.org

2019 California Plumbing Code. Title 24. International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).
PHONE: (909) 472-4100
INTERNET: www.iapmo.org

2019 California Residential Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24. International Code Council.
PHONE: (800) 786-4452
INTERNET: www.iccsafe.org

California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways: Revision 4. The State of California, Department of Transportation, Caltrans.
PHONE: (916) 654-2852
INTERNET: www.dot.ca.gov/manuals.htm

California Vehicle Code. State of California Department of Motor Vehicles.
INTERNET: leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml

Fundamentals of Building Construction Materials and Methods; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.}
PHONE: (877) 762-2974.
INTERNET: www.wiley.com.com

Modern Carpentry. Goodheart-Willcox.
PHONE: (800) 323-0440
INTERNET: www.g-w.com

Olin’s Construction Principles, Materials, and Methods; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
PHONE: (877) 762-2974.
INTERNET: www.wiley.com.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
INTERNET: www.mancomm.com

Publisher information is current as of 1/20


(a) A general building contractor’s principal contracting business is in whole or partial connection with any structure built, under construction, or to be constructed, for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or movable property of any kind.  Construction must require the use of at least two unrelated building trades or crafts, or superintend the whole or any part thereof. The above does not include anyone who merely furnishes materials or supplies under Section 7045 without fabricating them into, or consuming them in the performance of the work of the general building contractor.

(b) A general building contractor may take a prime contract or a subcontract for a framing or carpentry project. However, a general building contractor shall not accept a prime contract for any project involving trades other than framing or carpentry unless they meet the following conditions. The prime contract requires at least two unrelated building trades or crafts other than framing or carpentry, or unless the general building contractor holds the appropriate license classification or subcontracts with an appropriately licensed contractor to perform the work.

A general building contractor shall not take a subcontract involving trades other than framing or carpentry, unless the subcontract requires at least two unrelated trades or crafts other than framing or carpentry, or unless the general building contractor holds the appropriate license classification. The building contractor may not count framing or carpentry in calculating the two separate trades necessary for the general building contractor to be able to take a prime contract or subcontract for a project involving other trades.

NOTE: A General B Contractor cannot use his General B California Builders License to perform C16 Fire Protection or C57 Well Drilling work unless he meets the conditions outlined in (C)

(c) No general building contractor shall contract for any project that includes the “C-16” Fire Protection classification as provided for in Section 7026.12 or the “C-57” Well Drilling classification as provided for in Section 13750.5 of the Water Code unless the general building contractor holds the appropriate license classification or subcontracts with the appropriately licensed contractor. (BPC §7057)

CALIFORNIA CONTRACTOR LAW AND BUSINESS EXAM


STAND ALONE COURSE FOR THE ORIGINAL CONTRACTOR EXAM or C-61 EXAM.

We offer our courses in two separate sections; Section one is the TRADE EXAM. Section two is the LAW & BUSINESS EXAM. For your original contractor license, you must additionally order and pass the Law exam course.

100% SUCCESS RATE: Pass the Law & Business Exam on your 1st attempt.


Pass your Contractor Law & Business exam; it’s simple as 123!

With a  little TLC, you will pass your California Law & Business exam, guaranteed!


YOU MUST PASS BOTH THE B-GENERAL BUILDING EXAM AND CSLB LAW & BUSINESS EXAM COVERING CALIFORNIA CONTRACTING LAW TO RECEIVE YOUR INITIAL CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE.


ONE – Commit to becoming a Licensed Contractor, prepare at HOME, & on your schedule, Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, & PASS!

  • Read our Law & Business exam manual. (100% Pass Rate!)
  • Listen as instructors review answers you MUST know.
  • Watch instructors review critical parts of the Law manual.
  • Learn to dominate the four-question multiple-choice exam.
  • PASS the Law & Business exam. The most effective contractors’ Law course available in California at ANY price!

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 correctly filled out contractor application to the CSLB has never been easier!

THREE – Prepare for and pass your law exam. 100% of students dramatically improve their test scores and pass their Law exam.


Our Contractor License Law & Business Exam Course:
Include the following course materials to maximize your study efforts

  •  Law Specific Textbooks
  •  Audio Lectures
  •  Video Lectures
  •  Online Practice Questions
  •  Simulated Online Exams

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

FREE B-GENERAL BUILDING PRACTICE EXAM (PT-1 THE TRADE)


These free B-General Building questions are similar to the ones you will encounter when taking the actual Gen-B contractors exam.

If you readily answer more than seven of these questions correctly, you are in pretty good shape.

However, if you miss three or more questions, you are in danger of failing the TRADE portion of the Gen-B Contractor Exam.


How high should a water heater be installed above the garage floor?

Correct! Wrong!

24% of your exam consist of planning and estimating questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Which of the following is not true concerning trusses?

Correct! Wrong!

23% of your exam consist of framing and structural components questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

For scaffolding, what is the minimum railing height?

Correct! Wrong!

8% of your exam consist of safety questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

In determining the size and type of foundation footing required, which of the following factors should be considered?

Correct! Wrong!

26% of your exam consists of core trades questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

According to the California Residential Code, what is the MINIMUM allowable width of a residential hallway?

Correct! Wrong!

24% of your exam consists of planning & estimating questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

What is the standard depth of kitchen base cabinets?

Correct! Wrong!

19% of your exam consists of finish trade questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Which of the below brick bonds would be the weakest?

Correct! Wrong!

23% of your exam consists of framing & structural components questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

What is the proper procedure for installing a sink in a countertop?

Correct! Wrong!

19% of your exam consists of finish trades questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Which is the smallest wire gauge?

Correct! Wrong!

26% of your exam consists of core trades questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

One story buildings should have a minimum foundation depth of?

Correct! Wrong!

23% of your exam consists of Framing and Structural Components questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

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