C-28 Lock & Security Equipment

Passing The C-28 Trade Exam is Easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Commit to passing your California C-28 Lock & Security Equipment exam. Prepare at HOME on your schedule; “Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, &  PASS!“
  2. Apply to the CSLB. We will also help you with your C-28 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-28 LOCK & SECURITY EQUIPMENT CONTRACTOR (Trade Exam)

Pass the C-28 Lock & Security Equipment exam on your 1st attempt. Unleash the most effective and affordable C-28 contractors’ license course available in California. Our clients pass their C-28 Contractor trade exam.

Pass your C-28 Lock & Security Systems Contractor exam; it’s simple as 123!


ONE – Commit to becoming a C-28 Lock & Security Systems Contractor. Study at HOME, & on your schedule; Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, & PASS!

  1. Read our best in the industry C-28 Lock & Security Systems 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-28 Lock & Security Systems exam.

The most effective C-28 contractor exam course available in California at ANY price!

Study Online! Our multimedia Lock & Security Systems contractor course is your best & most affordable method to pass your C-28 Contractor License Exam!


TWO – Apply to the CSLB. We will help! New online tools will help you correctly fill out your original C-28 Lock & Security Systems 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-28 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-28 Lock & Security Systems contractor exam.

When ready to test, schedule your exam through PSI. Please read the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin for more information. PSI – C-28 Lock & Security Systems


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!

C-28 EXAM PREPARATION COURSE DETAILS:

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-28 Lock & Security Equipment Contractor exam.

CALIFORNIA C-28 LOCK & SECURITY SYSTEMS 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-28 Lock & Security Equipment 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-28 LOCK & SECURITY SYSTEMS LICENSE EXAM MANUAL:

The C-28 Lock & Security Equipment Contractor exam manual covers the essential topics of the California C-28 Lock & Security Equipment contractor license exam. Topics include California State Accessibility Standards, Fire Doors & Windows, Garage Door Openers, Fundamentals of Master Keying, Doors, Safes, Plan and Circuit Symbols, Basic Electrical Theory, Title 8 Health & Safety Orders, and Electrical Review Questions.

The C-28 Lock & Security Equipment 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-28 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.

AUDIO/VIDEO LECTURES:

Streaming online Audio/Video files or CDs & DVDs. Expert instructors with decades of experience cover fundamental C-28 Lock & Security Equipment exam concepts in greater detail. Our audio/video lectures cover Math Formulas and Title 8 Health & Safety lectures.


C-28 LOCK & SECURITY SYSTEMS ONLINE PRACTICE TOOLS:

  • FLASHCARDS: Online flashcard program tracks your history and also allows you to exclude questions you have already learned.
  • PRACTICE EXAMS: Three 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 C-28 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-28 Lock & Security Equipment 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-28 Lock & Security Contractor exam course with C-28 Trade CD's DVDs & online practice tests

EXAM CONTENT & SOURCE MATERIAL

A detailed breakdown of the makeup of the C-28 Lock & Security Equipment Contractor trade exam. A list of all the reference materials used to create the C-28 exam & the scope of the C-28 Lock & Security contractor classification.

THE C-28 TRADE EXAM CONSISTS OF SEVEN MAJOR SECTIONS

Section 1. Planning and Estimation (26% of C28 Exam)

  • Plans and specifications
  • Site survey
  • System design
  • Project and material costs

Section 2. Install, Repair, and Maintain Doors and Hardware (17% of C-28 Exam)

  • Locks, hardware, and closing devices
  • Exit devices
  • Doors and frames

Section 3. Install, Repair, and Maintain Electronic Locking Systems (17% of C-28 Exam)

  • Wiring
  • Locking and operating hardware/software
  • Controls, surveillance, and accessories

Section 4. Install, Repair, and Maintain Mechanical Locking Systems (24% of C-28 Exam)

  • Lock cylinders
  • Key generation
  • Lock bypass
  • Master key systems

Section 5. Install, Repair, Safes, Vaults, Security Containers, & Video Systems (4% of C-28 Exam)

  • Safe installation and repair
  • Vaults and other security containers
  • Safe-deposit locks
  • Drilling/penetrating safes
  • Installing and repairing video systems

Section 6. Safety (12% of C-28 Exam)

  • Protective gear
  • Power tools and equipment
  • Safely work in elevated areas

*Percentages are approximate


C-28 EXAM SOURCE MATERIAL:

The CSLB utilizes the following publications to create the Insulation & Acoustical 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

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

Basic Architectural Hardware. Door and Hardware Institute.
PHONE: (202) 367-1134
INTERNET: www.dhi.org

The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing. 2005. Sixth Edition. Bill Phillips. McGraw-Hill.
PHONE: (877) 833-5524
INTERNET: www.mhprofessional.com

Keying Systems and Nomenclature. Door and Hardware Institute.
PHONE: (202) 367-1134
INTERNET: www.dhi.org

NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. National Fire Protection Association.
PHONE: (800) 344-3555
INTERNET: www.nfpa.org

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code. National Fire Protection Association.
PHONE: (800) 344-3555
INTERNET: www.nfpa.org

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.
PHONE: (877) 626-2666
INTERNET: www.mancomm.com

Ugly’s Electrical References. 2014. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
PHONE: (800) 832-0034
INTERNET: www.uglys.net

*Publisher information is current as of 2/22


Official CSLB Description of License Classification for the Lock & Security Equipment Contractor.

A C28 Lock and Security Equipment contractor evaluates, sets up, installs, maintains, and repairs all doors and door assemblies, gates, locks and locking devices, panic and fire-rated exit devices, manual and automatically operated gate and door closures and releases, jail, and prison locking devices and permanently installed or built-in safes and vaults.

This classification includes but is not limited to master key systems, metal window guards, security doors, card activated, and electronic access control systems for control equipment, motion, and other types of detectors and computer systems for control and audit of control systems and other associated equipment.

Fire alarm systems are specifically not included in this section. (832.28 CCR)

CALIFORNIA CONTRACTOR LAW AND BUSINESS EXAM


STAND-ALONE COURSE – FOR ORIGINAL C-28 CONTRACTOR LICENCE

We offer our study materials as two separate courses; Course-1: C-28 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 C-28 PRACTICE TEST (Trade Exam)


Take a free C-28 Ornamental Metal contractor practice test. These free C-28 trade exam questions are similar to the ones you will encounter when taking the actual C-28 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-28 Exam.


1. 
In a 2-step master key system with a master key of 32145, which of the following change keys can be used?
2. 
What item would prevent an exit device from being fire-rated?
3. 
When selecting a power supply for a job using four 0.75 amp electromagnetic locks, which is the BEST power supply?
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4. 
Which pair of hardware finishes are the same?
5. 
How many amps are in 35 mA?
6. 
Which type of machine cuts 2-track and 4-track high security keys?
7. 
Which of the following is most important to use when using a man lift to enter a job site?
8. 
How is a magnetic lock installed on a glass door with an aluminum frame?
9. 
What type of lock is typically used for a safety deposit box?
10. 
What is the proper way to measure a backset?
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