C-12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor Exam Prep Course
Pass the C-12 Trade Exam: Easy as 1-2-3!
Step 1: Commit to passing your California C-12 Contractor exam. Prepare for your exam on your own schedule. Utilize our multimedia resources to “Read, Watch, Listen, Learn, and PASS!”
Step 2: CSLB Application Assistance: We’re here to help you complete your C-12 application correctly. Call us for personalized guidance and ensure a smooth application process.
Step 3: Study and Succeed – Proven Results: Our clients typically pass their trade exam on the first attempt. Your success is our goal! “Follow the Plan and Pass Your Exam!”
All qualifying individuals must also pass the California Contractor Law & Business Exam (sold separately below)
Pass Your C-12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor Exam:
Online Flexible Study Plan:
- Comprehensive Manual: Dive into our industry-leading C-12 Earthwork & Paving exam preparation manual.
- Master Multiple-Choice: Learn strategies to dominate multiple-choice exams.
- Multimedia Learning: Engage with audio and video content featuring industry experts on general engineering, Math Review, and Title 8 Health & Safety Rules.
- Question Bank: Access hundreds of researched exam questions and answers.
- Interactive Tools: Use virtual flashcards and non-graded quizzes to reinforce key concepts.
- Online Practice Exams: Test your knowledge with online timed practice exams.
- First-Time Success: Aim to pass your General Engineering Contractor exam on your first attempt.
🌟 The Most Effective Course in California, at Any Price!
- Online Advantage: Our multimedia course allows you to study at your pace and is the most affordable method for passing the C-12 Contractor License Exam.
Hassle-Free Application Process:
- Paperwork Assistance: We’ll guide you through the CSLB application process.
- Expert Help: Email us for personalized assistance and a free line-by-line review of your application before submission to the state. TLC is here to help to make your CSLB Application easier than ever!
- Pass Rate: Our students have a high success rate if they take our course to its entirety. If you have failed in the past, we are here to help increase that score with the latest updated information specific to your trade.
- Exam Scheduling: Once your application is approved and you are ready, schedule your exam through PSI. (Refer to the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin for more details. – PSI (C-12) Earthwork & Paving Candidate Information Bulletin
IT’S A FACT! When you read something, watch something, hear something, and then put that information to use – ONLINE PRACTICE QUESTIONS & ONLINE EXAMS, your ability to retain our study materials increases exponentially!
Please choose the format that best suits your learning style and needs, and take advantage of our comprehensive study materials to prepare effectively for your C-12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor trade exam:
eCourse: Online Manual: (Read Only) + A/V & Testing:
- The Course is 100% Online
- Online Manual (not printable)
- Online A/V (Audio/Video)
- Online Practice Testing
or Printed Manual + Online A/V & Testing:
- Printed Manual
- Online A/V (Audio/Video)
- Online Practice Testing
or Printed Manual + CDs, DVDs, & Online Testing:
- Printed Manual
- CDs & DVDs
- Online Practice Testing
Included In Each Course Format:
Each of our C-12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor License Trade Exam Courses includes the following:
- Trade-Specific Manuals or eManuals: Comprehensive guides covering all relevant topics.
- Audio Lectures: Listen to expert insights and explanations.
- Video Lectures: Visualize key concepts through video content.
- Flash Card Mode: Test your knowledge with Virtual Flashcards.
- Online Practice Exams: Take multiple-timed practice exams.
📖 California C-12 Earthwork & Paving Contractor Exam Trade Manual
The California C-12 Earthwork & Paving exam manual briefly covers essential topics of the California C-12 exam’s trade section.
- Broad Coverage: This manual provides a concise overview of essential topics for the California 12 Earthwork & Paving exam’s trade section, including Estimating Quantities and summaries of CALTRANS Standard Specifications and more.
- Code Summaries: Gain insights from summarized sections of the Title 8 Health & Safety Orders.
Inside the Study Guide:
- Math Review: Get a solid foundation with an introduction to construction math, covering estimating formulas, measurement units, elementary geometry, and the architect’s scale.
- General Knowledge: This section provides the basic trade information needed to pass the C-12 trade exam.
- Health and Safety: Become familiar with Title 8 and other essential safety regulations and practices.
- C-12 Exam Review Questions: Read and understand each question and read every word of the explanation. The principle behind the question is your key to success.
🎧 Audio/Video Lectures
- Flexible Formats: Choose between streaming online audio & video files or opt for CDs & DVDs.
- Expert Instruction: Learn from instructors with decades of experience, covering key C-12 exam concepts in depth. Lectures include Math Formulas, Plans & Specifications, General Knowledge & Review Questions, and Title 8 Health & Safety Orders.
⏱ Latest Online C-12 Study Questions and Online Practice Exams
- Randomized Questions: Keep your study sessions fresh and engaging via online flashcards.
- Progress Tracking: Know where you stand and what you’ve mastered.
- Exclude Mastered Questions: Focus only on what you need to learn.
Trade Practice Exams and Updated Questions:
- Two Timed General Exams: Each practice exam consists of 110 questions, allowing you to practice under timed conditions.
- Two Title 8 Health & Safety Tests: Specialized tests to ensure you’re prepared for all aspects of the C-12 exam.
- Inclusive Trade Practice Questions: Each course includes practice questions complete with questions, answers, and in-depth explanations to deepen your understanding of trade concepts.
- Updated Questions: Stay current with the latest General knowledge, Health & Safety, and trade-specific updates.
- Test & Expand Knowledge: Our questions are designed not just to test your existing knowledge but to expand upon it through detailed explanations.
📞 Contractor Exam Application Assistance
- Free Form Review: Request a free review of your completed contractor exam application to ensure it’s error-free before you submit it to the state.
- Direct Assistance: All students enrolled in our C-12 Earthwork & Paving course can call us at (866) 685-8564 for personalized assistance in completing the application.
One-Year Unlimited Access
- All-Inclusive Resources: Gain unrestricted access to all online eBooks, audio/video materials, test questions, and simulated final exams.
- 365 Days of Access: Unlike other schools that limit you to 30, 90, or 180 days, we offer a full year of access to all online course materials, ensuring you have ample time to prepare.
The C-12 Earthwork & Paving Exam: Five Major Sections.
Section 1. Planning and Estimation (20%)
- Plans and specifications
- Job site conditions
- Project layout
- Materials and equipment
Section 2. Earthwork and Grade Control (29%)
- Grade control
- Soils and geology
- Excavation and trenching
- Fill and grading
Section 3. Paving (30%)
- Roadways, driveways, and parking lots
- ADA requirements
- Specialty paving
- Demolition and pavement repair
- Related paving activities
Section 4. Safety (21%)
- 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
State of California General Industry & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA) and State of California Construction & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA). 2022. California Code of Regulations, Title 8. Mancomm.
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*Publisher information is current as of 06/23
🔍CSLB Scope for the Elevator Contractor Classification:
California Code of Regulations Title 16, Division 8, Article 3. Classifications
An 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 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.
Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
Excavation & Grading Handbook Revised
- Essential Material: The Excavation and Grading Handbook is a crucial component of the A-General Engineering course, It is recommended reading for General Engineering (A) students who do not have excavation, grading, and paving experience and are unfamiliar with the subject area.
- Interactive: The handbook is available as a textbook and Includes a book code on the inside back cover to download an interactive study center to help brush up your skills or study for the license exam. (You will need a device with Microsoft Windows to use this functionality).
- Shipping Details: Your materials will be shipped directly to you for your convenience.
Pass the Law & Business Exam
Pass the Law & Business Exam for Your Original Contractor’s License
- Law & Business Exam Focus: This exam concentrates on California Contractor Law and best business practices.
- Path to Success: To qualify for your first contractor’s license, you must pass both the TRADE and LAW exams. Utilize our resources to “Read, Watch, Listen, Learn, and PASS!”
Prepare for both exams to ensure you meet all the requirements for your original contractor’s license. With the right resources and study habits, you’re on your way to becoming a licensed contractor.