Below is a Contractors License Exam Course Overview for both the Trade and Law/Business courses.
Each trade course is designed to help you study to pass the state exam to become a licensed contractor. The trade manual expands on your existing work experience and includes math and estimating formulas, general trade knowledge, and extensive health and safety regulations.
Covers math and estimating formulas, units of measurement, basic geometry and the architect's scale.
Each manual has a General Knowledge section that covers trade information you must know to pass the state exam.
Health and Safety
Our extensive Health and Safety section will familiarize you with Cal/OSHA and other regulations and practices covered by the state exam.
This section of the manual includes the “most difficult” questions with explanations. DVD or Audio CD lectures walk you through the plans, questions and explanations.
Trade Practice Tests and Update Questions
Each Trade Course includes practice tests and an update covering the newest questions. The practice tests contain questions, answers, and explanations that cover trade concepts. Many practice tests feature building and site plans to help you familiarize yourself with plan reading. The practice questions are designed to test your existing knowledge and expand on it through detailed explanations of difficult questions.
Law and Business Course
- New look and format
- All laws/regs updated
- Expanded from 4 chapters to 6
- New chapter on private/public works contracts
- New chapter on Ops Management incl. estimating/bidding process
- Simplified language
- Includes federal forms i.e. W-2 and I-9
- Fill-in exercises located throughout the book for easy review
- New CD’s & DVD’s
Designed specifically for California, our Law and Business Manual covers Contractors' License Law, Mechanics’ Lien Law, Labor Law and Business Principles, including Accounting, all explained in everyday language. Our Law and Business Course is broken up into five easy to understand sections.
Chapter 1: License Law
A summary of the codes and regulations that new contractors must know.
Chapter 2: Mechanics’ Lien Law
Covering mechanics' liens, stop notices, payment bonds, preliminary notices and lawsuits.
Chapter 3: Labor Law
Hiring, wages, benefits, workers' compensation, employee safety, and payroll taxes.
Chapter 4: Business Management
Principles of management, business entities, and accounting for contractors.
This section of the manual includes the “most difficult” questions with explanations. DVD or Audio CD lectures walk you through these questions and explanations.
Law Practice Tests and Update Questions
The Law and Business Course features practice tests and an update containing the newest questions. The practice tests contain questions, answers, and explanations. The questions are designed to help test and build your knowledge of the Law and Business subject areas before taking the state license exam.