C12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor Exam

Passing The C-12 Trade Exam is Easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Commit to passing your C-12 Earthwork & Paving exam. Prepare at HOME and on your schedule; “Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, &  PASS!“
  2. Apply to the CSLB. We will also help you with your C-12 application! Call us for assistance.
  3. Study. Our clients typically pass on their 1st attempt! “Follow the plan and pass your exam!“

All qualifying individuals must also pass their California Law & Business Exam (sold separately)

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C-12 EARTHWORK CONTRACTOR (Trade Exam)

Pass the C-12 Earthwork & Paving exam on your 1st attempt. Unleash the most effective and affordable C-12 contractors’ license course available in California. Our clients pass their C-12 Contractor trade exam.

Pass your C-12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor exam; it’s simple as 123!


ONE – Commit to becoming a C-12 Earthwork and Paving Contractor. Study at HOME, & on your schedule; Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, & PASS!

  1. Read our best in the industry C-12 Earthwork exam prep manual.
  2. Listen & watch as experts review Math & Title 8 Health & Safety Rules.
  3. Learn the art of dominating a four-question multiple-choice exam.
  4. PASS your C-12 Earthwork & Paving exam.

The most effective C-12 contractor exam course available in California at ANY price!

Study Online! Our multimedia Earthwork & Paving contractor course is your best & most affordable method to pass your C-12 Contractor License Exam!


TWO – Apply to the CSLB. We will help! New online tools will help you correctly fill out your original C-12 Earthwork & Paving 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 C-12 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 C-12 Earthwork & Paving contractor exam.

When ready to test, schedule your exam through PSI. Please read the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin for more information. PSI – C-12 Earthwork & Paving


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: C-12 EARTHWORK (Trade Exam)

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 C-12 Earthwork and Paving Contractor exam.

CALIFORNIA C-12 EARTHWORK & PAVING CONTRACTOR

Choose your course format from either

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

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

Or Printed Manual + CDs, DVD’s & Online Testing

Our C-12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor License Trade Exam Course includes the following course materials to maximize your study efforts.

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

CALIFORNIA C-12 EARTHWORK & PAVING LICENSE EXAM MANUAL:

The C-12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor exam manual covers the essential topics of the California C-12 Earthwork & Paving contractor license exam. Topics include Estimating Quantities and summaries of CALTRANS Standard Specifications, Title 8 Health and Safety Orders, and Elevator Review Questions.

The C-12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor Study Guide contains the following sections;

  • MATH REVIEW: covers math and estimating formulas, units of measurement, elementary geometry, and the architect’s scale.
  • GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: This contains basic trade information all students must know to pass the C-12 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 questions, indexed to the relevant section of the manual.

EXCAVATION & GRADING MANUAL, Revised:

The Excavation & Grading, Revised manual contains a comprehensive volume of excavating and grading knowledge. Includes photographs and diagrams illustrating how to perform the work.

The Excavation & Grading manual contains the following sections;

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: learn to read topographic (topo) maps, set crow’s feet, install water, drain, lay sewer pipes, or remove asphaltic concrete.

  • The Excavation & Grading Manual covers about every difficulty you’ll find on a job site. It also includes procedures, essential job-sequencing techniques, and pointers for tight situations.
  • Covers GPS – Global Positioning System – a time-saving survey and grade-control tool installed on most heavy equipment. It also includes the use of Sonar technologies for absolute precision.
  • It covers the use of a laser level and how to cut drainage channels plus pressure-test sewer pipes.

The Excavation and Grading Handbook, Revised, is essential to the C-12 Earthwork & Paving course. The Handbook and the accompanying lectures contain vital information for passing your C-12 exam.

(THE HANDBOOK IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY AS A TEXTBOOK & INTERACTIVE CD-R & SHIPPED VIA UPS)


AUDIO/VIDEO LECTURES:

Streaming online Audio/Video files or CDs & DVDs. Expert instructors with decades of experience cover fundamental C-12 Earthwork & Paving exam concepts in greater detail. Our audio/video lectures cover Math Formulas and Title 8 Health & Safety lectures.


C-12 EARTHWORK & PAVING ONLINE PRACTICE TOOLS:

  • FLASHCARDS: Online flashcard program tracks your history and also allows you to exclude questions you have already learned.
  • PRACTICE EXAMS: Two final practice exams, each timed to simulate actual exam conditions. The course also includes two Cal/OSHA Health & Safety tests. (exams are approximately 110 questions each.) Our C-12 and Title 8 Health and Safety update list 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 C-12 Earthwork & Paving 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.

C-12 Earthwork & Paving exam course with C-12 manual CD's DVDs & online practice tests

EXAM CONTENT & SOURCE MATERIAL (Trade Exam)

A detailed breakdown of the makeup of the C-12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor trade exam. A list of all the reference materials used to create the C-12 exam & the scope of the C-12 Excavator & Grading classification.

THE C12 EARTHWORK & PAVING EXAM CONTAINS FOUR MAJOR SECTIONS:

Section 1. Planning and Estimation – 23% of C12 Exam

  • Plans and specifications
  • Job site conditions
  • Estimating
  • Project layout
  • Materials and equipment

Section 2. Earthwork and Grade Control – 35% of C12 Exam

  • Grade control
  • Soils and geology
  • Excavation and trenching
  • Fill and grading

Section 3. Paving – 22% of C12 Exam

  • Roadways, driveways, and parking lots
  • Specialty paving
  • Demolition and pavement repair
  • Related paving activities

Section 4. Safety – 20% of C12 Exam

  • Job site safety
  • Environmental impact
  • Traffic control

*Percentages are approximate


C-12 Earthwork & Paving Exam Source Material.

The CSLB utilizes the following publications for the creation of the earthwork & paving exam. California codebooks can be viewed online: www.bsc.ca.gov

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

The Asphalt Handbook: Manual Series No. 4. Asphalt Institute.
PHONE: (859) 288-4960
INTERNET: www.asphaltinstitute.org

California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. 2019 revision. That Technical Bookstore, Inc.
PHONE: (916) 654-2852
INTERNET: www.dot.ca.gov/manuals

Excavation and Grading Handbook, Revised. Craftsman Book Company.
PHONE: (800) 829-8123
INTERNET: www.craftsman-book.com

Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation. The McGraw-Hill Companies.
PHONE: (877) 833-5524
INTERNET: www.mhprofessional.com

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements. Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute.
PHONE: (703) 657-6900
INTERNET: www.icpi.org

Standard Plans, State of California Department of Transportation. CALTRANS.
PHONE: (916) 654-2852
INTERNET: www.dot.ca.gov

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 11/19


Official CSLB Description of License Classification for the C-12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor.

C-12 Earthwork and Paving contractor digs – moves – and places material forming the surface of the earth, other than water, in such a manner that a – cut – fill – excavation – grade – trench – backfill, or a tunnel (if incidental thereto) can be executed, including the use of explosives for these purposes. This classification includes the mixing – fabricating – and placing of paving and any other surfacing materials. (832.12 CCR)

CALIFORNIA CONTRACTOR LAW AND BUSINESS EXAM


STAND-ALONE COURSE – FOR ORIGINAL C-12 CONTRACTOR LICENCE

We offer our study materials as two separate courses; Course-1: C-12 TRADE EXAM. Course-2: California LAW & BUSINESS EXAM. (Each Sold Separately)

YOU MUST PASS BOTH EXAMS IF THIS IS YOUR 1st 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 C-12 PRACTICE TEST (Trade Exam)


Take a free C-12 Excavation and Grading contractor practice test. These free C-12 exam questions are similar to the ones you will encounter when taking the actual C-12 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 C-12 Exam.


1. 
What is the allowable lippage between pavers?
2. 
What is the volume of a hole 120 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 6 feet deep?
3. 
How should a contractor proceed when a concrete load has arrived on a job site and the material comes out of the chute in lumps?
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4. 
Blue tops pertain to __________.
5. 
What would be the weight of a sample of asphalt concrete that is 1 foot x 1 foot x 2 inches thick?
6. 
What causes reflective cracking?
7. 
According to disabled access regulations, what is the minimum width for public sidewalks?
8. 
How do you know you are reaching maximum compaction when rolling with a sheepsfoot roller?
9. 
How long must you wait before you put pavement markers on new asphalt that is open to traffic?
10. 
How many type 2 barricades does it take to close the shoulder and one lane of a freeway?
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