C50 Reinforcing Steel Exam

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  1. Commit to passing your California C-50 Reinforcing Steel Contractor exam. Prepare to pass at HOME, on your schedule; “Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, &  PASS!“
  2. Apply to the CSLB. We will also help you with your C-50 application! Call us for assistance.
  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 the California Contractor Law and Business Exam. (sold separately below)


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Pass the C-50 Reinforcing Steel exam on your 1st attempt. Unleash the most effective and affordable C-50 contractors’ license course available in California. TLC clients pass their C-50 Contractor Trade Exam.

Pass your C-50 Reinforcing Steel Contractor exam; it’s simple as 123!

ONE – Commit to becoming a C-50 Reinforcing Steel Contractor with help from TLC. Study at HOME, on your schedule.

  • Read our best in the industry C-50 Reinforcing Steel exam preparation manual.
  • Learn the art of dominating a four-answer multiple-choice exam.
  • Watch industry experts review via Audio & Video General Exam Knowledge, Construction Math, and Title 8 Health & Safety Rules.
  • Access hundreds of researched exam questions and answers.
  • Take non-graded Practice Quizzes.
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  • Verify your knowledge with simulated Full-length, Timed Exams
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TWO –  Submit your Application to the CSLB. We will help you with the paperwork.! New online tools help you correctly fill out your original C-50 Reinforcing Steel Contractor exam application. 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-50 Reinforcing Steel Contractor exam.

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

Our C-50 Reinforcing Steel 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-50 Reinforcing Steel Contractor exam manual covers the essential topics of the California C-50 Reinforcing Steel Contractor license exam. Topics Bar Fabrication, Bar Identification, Welded Wire
Fabric, Concrete Protection, Welding Reinforcing Steel, Welding Symbols, Pre-Stressing and Post Tensioning, and Tying Bars, Glossary of Reinforcing Steel Terms, Title 8 Health and Safety Orders, and Review Questions.

The C-50 Reinforcing Steel Contractor exam manual contains the following sections;

  • MATH REVIEW: covers math and estimating formulas, units of measurement, and elementary geometry.
  • GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: This contains basic trade information all students must know to pass the C-50 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-50 Reinforcing Steel 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: Two final practice exams, each timed to simulate actual exam conditions. The course also includes two Cal/OSHA Health & Safety tests. (exams are approximately 80 questions each.) Our C-50 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-50 Reinforcing Steel course can call us at (866) 685 8564 for assistance.

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A detailed breakdown of the makeup of the C-50 Reinforcing Steel Contractor trade exam. A list of all the reference materials used to create the C-50 exam & the scope of the C-50 Reinforcing Steel contractor classification.

The C-50 Exam has five major sections:

Section 1. Planning and Estimation (35% of C50 Exam)

  • Plans and specifications
  • Types and grades of reinforcing steel
  • Determining quantities of materials
  • Estimating costs

Section 2. Fabrication (10% of C50 Exam)

  • Preparation
  • Fabrication

Section 3. Layout and Placement of Reinforcing Steel (25% of C50 Exam)

  • Placing marks
  • Setting templates
  • Setting bar supports
  • Placing and tying reinforcing steel

Section 4. Post-Tensioned Cables and Specialty Projects (8% of C50 Exam)

  • Layout and placement of cables
  • Stressing of cables
  • Placing reinforcing steel in special locations

Section 5. Safety (22% of C50 Exam)

  • Personnel safety
  • Equipment and job site safety

*Percentages are approximate

C-50 Structural Steel 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

Construction and Maintenance Manual for Post-Tensioned Slab-on-Ground Foundations. Post-Tensioning Institute.
PHONE: (248) 848-3180
INTERNET: www.post-tensioning.org

Manual of Standard Practice. Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute.
PHONE: (847) 517-1200
INTERNET: www.crsi.org

Placing Reinforcing Bars. Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute.
PHONE: (847) 517-1200
INTERNET: www.crsi.org

Post-Tensioning Manual. Post-Tensioning Institute.
PHONE: (248) 848-3180
INTERNET: www.post-tensioning.org

State of California General Industry & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA) and State of California Construction & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA). 2023. California Code of Regulations, Title 8. Mancomm.
PHONE: (877) 626-2666.
INTERNET: www.mancomm.com

*Publisher information is current as of 1/23

C-50 Reinforcing Steel Contractor – California Code of Regulations Title 16, Division 8, Article 3. Classifications

A reinforcing steel contractor fabricates, places, and ties steel mesh or steel reinforcing bars (rods) of any profile, perimeter, or cross-section that are or may be used to reinforce concrete structures.

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-50 TRADE EXAM.
  • Course-2: LAW & BUSINESS EXAM. (Each Sold Separately)


Pass the Law & Business Exam

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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 Reinforcing Steel test. These free C-50 test questions are similar to the ones you will encounter when taking the actual C-50 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-50 Exam.

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What is the minimum width of a construction scaffold?

The maximum allowable distance between a wall and heavy trades wooden pole scaffolding is:

You have seen a 6' erected scaffold being used in masonry work that has 4" x 4" uprights spaced 6-1/2' o.c., placed 3" away from the wall. You have seen:

Expanded metal reinforcing mesh is only used for:

In order to provide an easy means of identification, where are ASTM specifications for rebar found?

How often does the Post-Tensioning Institute recommend post-tension stressing equipment be calibrated?

Which of the following items is used to reinforce concrete slabs on grade of 4-inches or less?

What is the total weight of the bars if you need 6 rows of #4 bars, 40 ft long?

What is the ASTM standard for epoxy-coated bars?

What is ASTM A615M?

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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