C-39 Roofing Exam

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  1. Commit to passing your California C-39 Roofing Contractor exam. Prepare for your exam at HOME and on your schedule; “Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, &  PASS!”
  2. Apply to the CSLB. We will also help you with your Contractor License Application at no additional cost. Call for assistance. “Spend Less & Pass Your Test.”
  3. Study. Our clients typically pass the exam on their 1st attempt. “Follow the plan and pass your exam!”

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


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C39 ROOFING (Trade Exam)

Pass the C-39 Roofing exam on your 1st attempt. Unleash the most effective and affordable C-39 contractors’ license course available in California. Our clients pass the C-39 Roofing Contractor exam.

Pass your C-39 Roofing Contractor exam; it’s simple as 123!

ONE – Commit to becoming a C-39 Roofing Contractor. Study at HOME, & on your schedule; Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, & PASS!

  1. Read our best in the industry C-39 Roofing 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-39 Roofing 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-39 Roofing 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-39 Roofing contractor exam.

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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!


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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-39 Roofing 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-39 Roofing Contractor exam manual covers the essential topics of the California C-39 Roofing contractor license exam. Topics include Types of Roofs, Tools & Equipment, Asphalt & Wood Shingling, Rigid Roofing, Metal Roofing, Low Slope Roofing, Insulation Terminology, Summaries of the California Building Code, Glossary of Roofing Terms, Title 8 Health & Safety Orders, and Roofing Review Questions.

The C-39 Roofing Contractor exam manual 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-39 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.


Streaming online Audio/Video files or CDs & DVDs. Expert instructors with decades of experience cover fundamental C-39 Roofing exam concepts in greater detail. Our audio/video lectures cover 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 EXAMS: Five final practice exams, each timed to simulate actual exam conditions. The course also includes two Cal/OSHA Health & Safety tests. (exams are approximately 105 questions each.) Our C-39 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-39 Roofing course can call us at (866) 685 8564 for assistance.

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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-39 Roofing Contractor exam course with C-39 Trade CD's DVDs & online practice tests


A detailed breakdown of the makeup of the C-39 Roofing Contractor trade exam. A list of all the reference materials used to create the C-39 exam & the scope of the C-39 Roofing contractor classification.

The C39 Exam has five major sections:

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

  • Planning roof projects
  • Estimating roof projects

Section 2. Job Site Preparation for Roof Projects (13% of Exam)

  • Protecting surroundings
  • Correcting problems
  • Tearing off the existing roofing

Section 3. Low-Slope Roof Projects (17% of Exam)

  • Installing flashings, ventilation, and underlayment
  • Installing various low-slope roof systems
  • Repairing low-slope roof systems

Section 4. Steep-Slope Roof Projects (26% of Exam)

  • Installing flashings, ventilation, and underlayment
  • Installing various steep-slope roof systems
  • Repairing steep-slope roof systems

Section 5. Safety (22% of Exam)

  • Personnel safety
  • Job site safety
  • Fall protection

*Percentages are approximate

C-39 Roofing exam source material:

The CSLB utilizes the following publications to create the cabinet, millwork & finish carpentry exam. California codebooks can be viewed online: www.bsc.ca.gov

2022 California Building Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24. International Code Council.
PHONE: (800) 786-4452
INTERNET: www.iccsafe.org

2022 California Energy Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24. International Code Council
PHONE: (800) 786-4452
INTERNET: www.iccsafe.org

2022 California Residential Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24. International Code Council
PHONE: (800) 786-4452
INTERNET: www.iccsafe.org

Concrete and Clay Tile Installation Manual. Tile Roofing Industry Alliance.
PHONE: (206) 209-5300
INTERNET: www.tileroofing.org

National Roofing Contractors Association. (NRCA)

  • NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing and Condensation and Air Leakage Control (2022).
  • NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems (2021).
  • NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems (2020).
  • NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-Slope Roof Systems (2019).

PHONE: (847) 299-9070
INTERNET: www.nrca.net

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

*Publisher information is current as of 12/22

Official CSLB Description of Duties for a C-39 Roofing Contractor.

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

A roofing contractor installs products and repairs surfaces that seal, waterproof and weatherproof structures. This work is performed to prevent water or its derivatives, compounds, or solids from penetrating such protection and gaining access to material or space beyond. In the course of this work, the contractor examines and/or prepares surfaces and uses the following material: asphaltum, pitch, tar, felt, glass fabric, urethane foam, metal roofing systems, flax, shakes, shingles, roof tile, slate or any other roofing, waterproofing, weatherproofing or membrane material(s) or a combination thereof.

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



We offer our study materials as two separate courses; Course-1: C-39 TRADE EXAM. Course-2: California LAW & BUSINESS EXAM. (Each Sold Separately)


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  • 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 Roofing test. These free C-39 test questions are similar to the ones you will encounter when taking the actual C-39 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-39 Exam.

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How should rigid insulation and shingles be installed on a pitched roof?

Snow guards are used to:

If a flat rectangular roof measures 16’ x 31’, how many squares of roof covering are required?

When fastening sheet copper to prevent wind uplift, you drill a hole that is 1/2" in diameter larger than the screw to allow for thermal expansion. Then you install the screw with a 3/4" washer. You have proceeded:

Can a metal roofing system be installed over a steel deck?

What is the minimum gage of stainless steel that should be used to fabricate a gutter?

Which of the following would decrease the life of a roof?

According to the UBC, what is the recommended minimum slope for a roof covered with standard shake?

According to the UBC, what is the minimum pitch for a roof covered with standard shake?

What do you need to install roofing tiles?

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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