C34 Pipeline Contractor Exam

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Commit to passing your CA C-34 Pipeline exam. Prepare at HOME and on your schedule; “Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, & PASS!“

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Pass the C-34 Pipeline exam on your 1st attempt. Unleash the most effective and affordable C-34 contractors’ license course available in California. Our clients pass the C-34 Pipeline Contractor exam.

Pass your C-34 Pipeline Contractor exam; it’s simple as 123!

ONE – Commit to becoming a C-34 Pipeline Contractor. Study at HOME, & on your schedule; Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, & PASS!

  1. Read our best in the industry C-34 Pipeline 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-34 Pipeline exam.

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TWO – Apply to the CSLB. We will help! New online tools will help you correctly fill out your original C-34 Pipeline 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!

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THREE – Prepare for and pass your exam. Our students dramatically improve their test scores and pass their C-34 Pipeline contractor exam.

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eCourse – Online Manual (not printable)Streaming A/V (Audio/Video), & Online Testing

Or Printed Manual + Online A/V (Audio/Video) & Online Testing

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

Our C-34 Pipeline 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


The C-34 Pipeline Contractor exam manual covers the essential topics of the California C-34 Pipeline contractor license exam. Topics include Excerpts from the California Building Code, the Caltrans Standard Specifications,  and the Title 8 Health and Safety Orders.

The C-34 Pipeline 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-34 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.


OVERVIEW: Contains an encyclopedic 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-34 Pipeline course. The Handbook and the accompanying lectures contain vital information for passing your C-34 exam.



Streaming online Audio/Video files or CDs & DVDs. Expert instructors with decades of experience cover fundamental C-34 Pipeline exam concepts in greater detail. Our audio/video lectures cover Excavation and Grading, Math Formulas, and Title 8 Health & Safety lectures.


  • FLASHCARDS: Online flashcard program tracks your history and also allows you to exclude questions you have already learned.
  • PRACTICE EXAM: One final practice exam, timed to simulate actual exam conditions. The course also includes two Cal/OSHA Health & Safety tests. (exams are approximately 100 questions each.) Our C-34 and Title 8 Health and Safety update list any new questions to reflect changing trends in exam focus.


Get help filling out your contractor exam application or request a free review of your completed form before submission. All students in our C-34 Pipeline 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 to charge you extra $ for extended access to study materials.

C-34 Pipeline Contractor exam course with C-34 Trade CD's DVDs & online practice tests


A detailed breakdown of the makeup of the C-34 Pipeline Contractor trade exam. A list of all the reference materials used to create the C-34 exam & the scope of the C-34 Pipeline contractor classification.

The C-34 Pipeline examination is divided into five major sections:

Section 1. Planning and Estimation (22% of C34 Exam)

  • Project scope planning
  • Cost and material calculation

Section 2. Installation of New Pipelines (23% of C34 Exam)

  • Job site preparation
  • Installing pipeline projects
  • Cleaning, testing, and finishing pipelines

Section 3. Removal, Repair, and Maintenance of Existing Systems (11% of C34 Exam)

  • Locating and inspecting pipes
  • Repairing or abandoning pipeline systems

Section 4. Specialty Pipeline Projects (11% of C34 Exam)

  • Installing grease interceptors
  • Installing fire hydrants

Section 5. Safety (20% of C34 Exam)

  • Employee safety
  • Job site and equipment safety
  • Trench and confined space work
  • Hazardous materials

*Percentages are approximate

C-34 Pipeline exam source material:

The CSLB utilizes the following publications for the creation of the C-34 pipeline exam. California codebooks can be viewed online: www.bsc.ca.gov

2022 California Plumbing Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24. International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).
PHONE: (909) 472-4100
INTERNET: www.iapmo.org

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

The “Greenbook”: Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction. BNI Publications, Inc.
PHONE: (888) 264-2665
INTERNET: www.bnibooks.com

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

Pipe and Excavation Contracting. Craftsman Book Company.
PHONE: (800) 829-8123
INTERNET: www.craftsman-book.com

Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook. E.W. McAllister. Gulf Professional Publishing.
PHONE: (404) 799-4000
INTERNET: www.elsevier.com/books

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

Trenchless Technology Piping: Installation and Inspection. The McGraw-Hill Companies.
PHONE: (877) 833-5524
INTERNET: www.mhprofessional.com

*Publisher information is current as of 10/22

Official CSLB Description of Duties for a C-34 Pipeline Contractor.

California Code of Regulations Title 16, Division 8, Article 3. Classifications

A pipeline contractor fabricates and installs pipelines for the conveyance of fluids, such as water, gas, or petroleum, or for the containment or protection of any other material, including the application of protective coatings or systems and the trenching, boring, shoring, backfilling, compacting, paving and surfacing necessary to complete the installation of such pipelines.

Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)

Excavation and Grading Handbook Revised
(A Vital Study Companion) $65

The Excavation & Grading, Revised manual contains a comprehensive volume of excavating and grading knowledge. Includes photographs & diagrams illustrating how to perform the work. (Includes lecture & Interactive Study Center download.)

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).
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We offer our study materials as two separate courses;

  1. Course-1: C-34 TRADE EXAM.
  2. Course-2: LAW & BUSINESS EXAM. (Each Sold Separately)


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.


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Take a free Pipeline test. These free C-34 exam questions are similar to the ones you will encounter when taking the actual C-34 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-34 Exam.

Welcome to your free C-34 Pipeline Contractor Quiz

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Build-up and rough spots on the inside of a pipeline occurs as liquid velocity increases. At some critical velocity, the flow pattern becomes more turbulent. Which of the following statements about turbulence is correct?

When excavating for a sewer, you start at the manhole and cut 20 feet horizontally, 16 feet deep, with a 3-foot clearance above the top of the sewer main. You have proceeded:

When working with hydraulic shoring, on which side of the trench should the hose be?

Which of the following may be used if hydraulic shoring fluid is not available?

Type "D" pipe joints are:

Which of the following statements about excavations is not true?

Cast-in-place concrete pipe must be constructed of:

After placing reinforced concrete pipe, any open lift holes must be filled with:

Which nonpetroleum material would be of most concern to a contractor working on an oil pipeline project?

What is the most effective method of controlling internal corrosion of oil pipelines?

What sort of PPE (personal protective equipment) is recommended when using cleaning solvent?

What should be done with lifelines, safety harnesses, and shock-absorbing lanyards that have been subjected to impact loading?

What is the longest standard length of a scaffold plank?

On a 120V circuit, what color is the (protective) ground wire?

What is the minimum distance apart that acetylene and oxygen cylinders must be stored?

Which of the following is a correct method for storing acetylene cylinders?

Which of the following is the best choice for hoisting a full gas cylinder?

Cylinders containing ______ shall not be taken into confined spaces.

A dry chemical or carbon dioxide fire extinguisher rated at least ______ must be kept near operations where bottled fuel gases are being used.

No more than ______ of paints, solvents, and chemicals may be stored in a room unless an approved safety storage cabinet is present.

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