Pass the 2015 ICC B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam!

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Master the Code, Study To Pass Your 2015 ICC B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam.

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Refresh your 2015 IRC (Ch 1-11) code knowledge, successfully pass your 2015 B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Our comprehensive interactive Residential Building Inspector exam preparation program is your best, most affordable path to guarantee ICC B1 certification!

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How To Use Our Online Exam Center

STUDY our “Navigating the 2015 IRC: A Code Primer – For ICC B1 Residential Building Inspectors”. This eManual familiarizes you with the code’s structure and function within the first 11 chapters of the 2015 IRC “ICC International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings.”

PRACTICE utilizing our “Online Exam Center,” providing over 600 practice questions. Study-specific questions and answers and take timed simulated practice exams.

The course includes:

  • eManual (Navigating the 2015 IRC. A Code Primer – For the ICC B1 Residential Building Inspector exam)
  • Printable Worksheets (Companion to eManual)
  • Online Exam Center (Practice looking up answers in your codebook, Take full-length simulated exams).

eMANUAL – NAVIGATING THE 2015 IRC – A Code Primer – For the ICC B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam

Our “NAVIGATING THE 2015 IRC” eManual helps students review the (IRC) International Residential Code. This eManual focuses specifically on the relationship of the IRC to the B1 Certification Exam. When you master the code, you master the Exam!

This eManual is designed specifically for the B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam. The eManual familiarizes you with the use, layout, and content of chapters 1-11 of the 2015 IRC. The eManual also provides a comprehensive review of study questions similar to those found on the ICC B1 Exam.

eManual includes:

  • The purpose and layout of the code
  • How to navigate the IRC
  • Code reference exercises, speed drills
  • Exam Breakdown
  • Using the Table of Contents
  • Breaking down questions by subject (Chapters 1-11)
    • Keyword Identification, how to Identify the subject of a question for easy reference.
    • How to search for a code article by referencing the INDEX
    • Code reference example questions with in-depth solutions.

You are allowed by ICC to use a properly tabbed 2015 IRC codebook when taking your B1 Exam!


Online Exam Center – STUDY QUESTIONS & PRACTICE EXAMS

Access eManuals, Study Questions, and Simulated Exams From Any Device With Internet Access!

Our online practice questions provide a framework to practice utilizing chapters 1-11 of your 2015 IRC Codebook. Constantly utilizing your codebook to answer test questions builds up your speed and code knowledge. Our course provides you with the required skill set to easily pass your B1 Building inspector exam.

Four modes of practice!

  • Chapter Study Mode: Covers over 600 ICC B1 exam practice questions & answers. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
  • Flashcard Mode: Online Virtual Flashcards provide randomized access to our entire question set and are an ideal setting to practice answering exam questions. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
  • Chapter Tests: Provide real-time feedback on each chapter of our study materials, enabling you to concentrate on chapters that need improvement.
  • Simulated Final Exams: Simulates the taking of your ICC B1 Building inspector exam.
    • Full length (Exact  number of questions as on B1 Exam)
    • Timed (Exact amount of time as actual ICC B1 exam)
    • Randomized (Questions are randomized, all exams are unique)
    • Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the ICC Exam schedule guaranteeing a realistic B1 exam simulation)

Take as many simulated final exams as you want! (These exams help you to gain the knowledge, speed, and confidence needed to pass your ICC B1 exam effortlessly)


One-year online access: Full access membership to our online study center. Experience the convenience of learning at home or in the office, saving valuable travel time to an in-person course.


THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF THE 2015 (IRC). IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY OF THIS CODEBOOK, YOU CAN PURCHASE ONE BELOW.

Learn what’s in the ICC 2015 B1 Exam!

Knowing what to expect is half the battle; proper preparation takes care of the rest. Our ICC B1 code foundation education method helps you master the 2015 IRC ensuring you are in the best possible position for success.

How many questions are there in the actual 2015 ICC B1 Exam?

Answer: There are 60 code questions sourced from Chapters 1-11 of the 2015 IRC.


How much time are you allowed to complete the B1 exam?

Answer: You have no more than two hours (Average two minutes per question) to complete the B1 exam.


What am I allowed as reference materials when taking my B1 Exam?

Answer: You are allowed the 2015 IRC. Exam questions will only come from this codebook.


What percentage of questions do I need to get right to pass the B1 exam?

Answer: You must get 45 or more questions correct  (75%) to pass the B1 exam.


What type of questions will I be asked on my 2015 B1 exam?

Answer: The ICC B1 exam is a multiple-choice exam. Each question has four potential answers, with one answer being the most accurate or correct solution to the question. Specific question makeup is as follows.

  • Code Administration: 6%
    • Project Administration – 4%
    • Public Information and Legal – 2%
  • Building Planning: 8%
    • Unit Separation – 3%
    • Building Location – 3%
    • Room and Opening Dimensions – 2%
  • Footings and Foundations: 16%
    • Footings – 5%
    • Stepped Footings and Special Foundation – 3%
    • Columns and Piers – 3%
    • Site Preparations, Foundation, and Basement Walls – 5%
  • Floor Construction 14%
    • Lumber Quality – Floors – 3%
    • Floor Joist Framing – 3%
    • Concrete Slab Inspection – 2%
    • Subflooring and Decking – 2%
    • Crawl Spaces – 2%
    • Draft stops – 2%
  • Wall Construction and Coverings 27%
    • Lumber Quality; Walls – 4%
    • Wood Framing; Walls – 4%
    • Header Spans – 2%
    • Steel Framing – 2%
    • Fireblocking – 2%
    • Masonry Materials and Placement – 2%
    • Concrete Wall Inspection – 2%
    • Braced Wall Panels – 2%
    • Interior Coverings – 2%
    • Exterior Sheathing, Veneers, and Weather-Resistant Coverings – 3%
    • Exterior Plaster, Stucco, and Lath – 2%
  • Roof/Ceiling Construction 14%
    • Roof/Ceiling Insulation and Vapor Barriers – 2%
    • Attics/Ceiling – 2%
    • Roof Framing – 4%
    • Roof Sheathing – 2%
    • Roofs and Roof Coverings and Re-roofing – 2%
    • Fireplaces and Chimneys – 2%
  • Public Safety and Special Construction 17%
    • Means of Egress – 4%
    • Exit Stairways and Ramps – 3%
    • Exterior Construction – 3%
    • Smoke Detectors – 2%
    • Flame spread of Insulation and Finishes – 2%
    • Safety Glazing – 3%

Schedule your ICC B1 Exam at home, ONLINE 24/7.

Take your exam at home via PRONTO (Proctored Remote Online Testing) or take your exam at any Pearson|VUE test center

Take Your ICC B1 Exam With ICC PRONTO or Take Your Test at the Closest Pearson|VUE Test Center

ICC PRONTO provides an at-home option for taking your ICC exams 24/7.
CLICK HERE – For more information or to log into the ICC – PRONTO portal.

ICC Inspector exams are also available in person at Pearson|Vue testing centers across the country.
CLICK HERE – For more information or to set up an exam with Pearson|Vue. 

Pricing for each exam is the same regardless if you choose Pearson|Vue or ICC PRONTO to administer your final exam.


PRONTO Requirements/Recommendations for Taking the B1 Exam.

TEST-TAKING – Room: Where you take your final ICC exam.

  • Requirement: Only one person is allowed in the room; if someone else enters while you are testing, the Proctor will automatically eject you from the exam.
  • Recommendations: The room should be in a quiet place with a door that can remain shut. Again, make sure you are alone, comfortable, and fully prepared to stay in full view of the webcam for the duration of your exam.

Bathroom Breaks: You may take up to a 5-minute bathroom break at any time during the exam.

  • Requirement: If a break exceeds the 5-minute mark, the Proctor will terminate the exam. The time clock continues to count down during any breaks. Additionally, a new desk scan is required before you are allowed to continue taking the exam.
  • Recommendations: Bathroom breaks waste your time. Be sure to take care of your business before your exam begins.

YOUR COMPUTER: You may use any PC or Laptop if it has a webcam, speakers, and a microphone

  • Requirement: Your computer must be connected to the internet. If using a laptop, use it as a stand-alone computer. Do not plug it into a docking station with monitors attached.

Required Operating System:

  • Windows XP – Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.13 (High Sierra)

Internet Connection: You must have a stable internet connection

  • Requirement: minimum speed of 2MB, upload, and download.
  • Recommendations: While you can use WiFi, we highly recommend using wired high-speed internet access as WiFi may not be as stable.

Browser (with pop-up blocker disabled):

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

ProctorU Technical Support

    • Call: 1-855-772-8678, Option 1
    • Before connection time, you can submit a support ticket
    • During connection time, live chat support will be available.

OR, Take your ICC 2015 B1 Exam at the Closest Pearson|VUE Test Center

ICC exams are available at Pearson|VUE testing centers across the country.

To create an account, schedule an exam, view exams, or find a test center, please go to home.pearsonvue.com/icc/license.

Printed Manual: B1 Exam, Navigating the 2015 IRC
(Only order with purchase of the B1 course) $60.00

Offline Course Support Aid. An online read-only version of this printed manual is included with the B1 Residential Building Inspector exam course. Add the printed manual to your B1 course order for a physical copy of this eManual.


Order if you require a printed copy of our B1 eManual for offline study. 

2015 IRC for One & Two-Family Dwellings
Required Codebook (Sold Separately) $167.35

The scope of the (IRC®) International Residential Code® comprises all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.


THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF THE 2015 (IRC). IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY OF THIS CODEBOOK, PURCHASE ONE IMMEDIATELY.

2015 IRC SOFTCOVER 

$167.35

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The 2015 IRC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for 2015, B1, M1, P1, and E1 Residential Building Inspector Exams.

This comprehensive code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for non-commercial one- and two-family dwellings in one convenient code. The regulations cover dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.

The 2015 IRC® contains many important changes, including:

  • Common walls separating townhouses must now be rated for 2 hours when an automatic fire sprinkler system is not installed.
  • Remodeling an existing basement does not trigger the emergency escape and rescue opening requirements unless a new bedroom is created.
  • Ramps that do not serve the required egress door are now permitted to have a slope not greater than 1 unit vertical in 8 units horizontal.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms now require connection to the house wiring system with battery backup. A carbon monoxide alarm is required in bedrooms when there is a fuel-
  • fired appliance in the bedroom or adjoining bathroom.
  • Revised lumber capacities have changed the span lengths for floor joists, ceiling joists, and rafters in the IRC’s prescriptive tables.
  • New sections and tables provide prescriptive methods for posts, beams, joists, and deck construction connections.
  • The girder and header span tables of Chapter 5 have been moved into Chapter 6. Multi-ply and single header tables are combined. A new section describing rim board headers is added.

ISBN-10: 1609834704
ISBN-13: 978-1609834708

2015 IRC Fast-Tabs
Codebook Navigation Aid (Sold Separately) $13.45

Tab your Codebook. Fast-Tabs help you navigate the 2015 IRC quickly and efficiently. Fast-tabs are a must-have item for IRC users and can dramatically lower the time spent searching through the codebook.


You are allowed to use IRC Fast-Tabs when taking your B1 Exam!

2015 IRC Quick-Card
Code Reference Aid (Sold Separately) $8.95

This six-page laminated 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) Quick-Card places 2015 IRC essentials at your fingertips and is a valuable addition to your professional code library.


Put IRC Quick-Cards in a 3-ring binder to use when taking your B1 Exam!

Take our 2015 Free ICC B1 Residential Building Inspector Practice Test.

Pass this 20-question free ICC 2015 B1 practice test, and glimpse where you stand! These sample 2015 ICC B1 practice questions are similar to the problems you will encounter when taking your actual ICC Certification exam.

The ICC B1 exam is a 60-question test randomly selected from a database of thousands of potential questions. Memorizing answers is not the path to passing your exam!


If you understand how to break down exam questions and locate exam answers in your codebook, you should be able to answer 100% of these practice questions correctly.

We teach you how to quickly navigate your codebook & pass your exam. Master The Code, Master The Exam!

Use the 2015 (IRC) International Residential Code to solve these ICC B1 certification exam practice questions.


1. 
The work for which a permit is issued must be begun and finished within __________ of the permit being issued.
2. 
Under which category are urban and suburban areas, with numerous closely spaced obstructions having the size of single-family dwellings or larger sited?
3. 
In Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2, slabs on ground cast monolithically with turned-down footings must have a min. of one No. 4 bar at the __________ of the footing.
4. 
Exterior footings must be placed a min. of __________ below the undisturbed ground surface.
5. 
The height of backfill against a wood foundation wall must not exceed __________ if they are not designed and installed in accordance with AWC PW.
6. 
What is the maximum allowable span where 2 x 10 floor joists of No. 2 Douglas fir-larch spaced at 16 inches on center, supporting a dead load of 20 psf are used?
7. 
Exterior walls parallel to a braced wall line must be offset a max. of __________ from the designated braced wall line location.
8. 
A single top plate is permitted in a wood stud bearing wall where the rafters or joists are centered over the studs with a max. tolerance of __________.
9. 
Screws used to attach gypsum board and gypsum panel products to wood framing must penetrate the wood a min. of __________ .
10. 
A fire-resistance rating of __________ is required for fire-resistance rating projections of dwellings with fire sprinklers that have a min. fire separation distance of 2 feet.
11. 
A temporary certificate of occupancy is valid for ___________ .
12. 
Where a safe room is constructed as a storm shelter in order to provide safe refuge from storms and high winds, the room must be constructed in accordance with __________ in addition to other applicable requirements in this code.
13. 
To determine the max. allowable span of floor joists that support sleeping areas and attics that are accessed by means of a fixed stairway, the design live load must not exceed __________ per square foot.
14. 
Unless approved anchor straps are used, plate washers, a min. of __________ in size, must be provided between the foundation sill plate and the nut.
15. 
Structural members that support rafters and ceiling joists, such as ridge beams, hips and valleys, must be designed as beams, where the roof pitch is less than __________.
16. 
Anchored stone and masonry veneer installed over a backing of wood or cold-formed steel must be limited to the first story above grade plane and must not exceed __________ in thickness.
17. 
Asphalt shingles must be installed as required by the manufacturer, where the roof slope exceeds ___________ .
18. 
Masonry fireplaces must have a combustion air passageway of __________ .
19. 
Windows, skylights and sliding glass doors shall have an air infiltration rate of not greater than __________ , when tested in accordance with NFRC 400 or AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 by an accredited, independent laboratory and listed and labeled by the manufacturer.
20. 
A hearth extension a min. of 3/8-inch-thick brick, is permitted where the bottom of the firebox opening in a masonry fireplace is raised a min. of __________ above the top of the hearth extension.
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