B1 Residential Building Inspector

B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam Prep Kit

Are you thinking about becoming a building or home inspector? Are you looking for a new career?

We are proud to announce the release of our NEW 2018 B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam Prep Kit and Exam Prep Software.

2018 B1 Exam Prep Manaul

2018 Residential Building Inspector Exam Prep Kit ~ $130.00

2018 IRC

Or buy the Exam Prep Kit with the 2018 IRC Code Book ~ $235.00


This is an entirely NEW publication and is designed to help you pass the B1 Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam administered nationwide by the International Code Council (ICC).

Buy your kit today and get started down the path of residential home inspection!

Included in the B1 Exam Prep Manual:

  • Chapter reviews with answers and detailed explanations.
  • Seven Practice Exams in the same format as the ICC Exam.
  • ŠŠ400+ Practice Questions.
  • Answers, Explanations, and Illustrations.
  • FREE Exam Prep Software.
  • Special Topics: How to Apply for the Exam and How Best to Study for the Multiple-Choice ICC Exam.
  • Final Exam with the most challenging questions.

Why Take This Course

  • Everyone 18 and older qualifies to take the B1 Certification Exam.
  • No work experience is required.
  • Contractor and Real Estate Agents can supplement their incomes by performing residential building inspections in California or any other state.

Certification by the International Code Council represents a significant accomplishment that offers national recognition. An ICC certification offers increased earning potential and opens the door to employment and career advancement with many civil jobs such as building inspection, plans examination or code enforcement. Anyone in the construction industry who wants to enhance their technical expertise will also benefit from an ICC certification. A fundamental understanding of building code can help you to prepare for job site inspections and ultimately save you time and money. View our return/refund policy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible to take the B1: Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam?

Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to become a Certified Residential Building Inspector. Construction experience is not required but many contractors may be interested in getting an inspectors certificate.

  • What is the exam like?

The B1: Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam is an open-book exam that consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and a minimum passing score of 75 points. Examinees have 2 hours to answer all of the questions and must provide their own copies of the International Residential Code® (IRC®).

  • What topics are covered in the exam?

The exam topics include: Code Administration, Building Planning, Footings and Foundations, Floor Construction, Wall Construction and Coverings, Roof-Ceiling Construction and Penetrations, and Public Safety. These topics are covered in the first eleven chapters of the International Residential Code® (IRC®) published by the ICC. The B1 Exam Prep Manual is a comprehensive review of these chapters and is intended to be a companion manual to the IRC®. Students must obtain a copy of the IRC® to take with them to the test site.

  • Why should someone study this course if it is an open-book exam?

The IRC® is a large and complex publication and it is difficult to locate every correct answer in the time allowed by the ICC during the exam. Our course is designed to help familiarize students with the IRC® so they know exactly where to find the correct answers. We thoroughly cover each of the subjects appearing on the B1 Exam.

  • Why do I need to buy a copy of the IRC® if I have this course?

This course is an excellent study companion to the IRC® . The course makes frequent references to code sections and guides you through the exam topics but does not reprint entire code sections. Furthermore, the B1: Residential Building Inspector Exam is an open-book exam but the only reference allowed in the room is the IRC® and you must bring your own copy with you to the test site.

  • Which edition of the IRC® should I get?

The ICC tests on the current IRC® and one edition previous. You are allowed to choose which edition of the B1 Exam to sign up for. The B1 Exam Prep Manual covers the 2012 or 2015 edition of the IRC®.

  • How do I sign up for the exam?

The computer-based exam is administered by a third-party testing company called Pearson Vue. Sign up online at www.pearsonvue.com/icc or call Pearson Vue at 1-800-275-8301 to set up an exam time.

Paper-and-pencil exams are available through the ICC. Download a registration form at www.iccsafe.org/inspector or sign up online at www.iccsafe.org/exams.