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How To Use Our Online Exam Center

STUDY our “Navigating the 2018 IRC: A Code Primer – For ICC P1 Residential Plumbing Inspectors”. This eManual familiarizes you with the code’s structure and function within chapters 1-2 and 24-33 of the 2018 IRC “ICC International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings.”

PRACTICE utilizing our “Online Exam Center,” providing over 900 practice questions. Study-specific questions and answers and take timed simulated practice exams.

The course includes

  • eManual(Navigating the 2018 IRC. A Code Primer – For the ICC P1 Residential Plumbing Inspector exam)
  • Printable Worksheets (Companion to eManual)
  • Online Study Center (Practice looking up answers in your codebook, Take full-length simulated exams).

eMANUAL – NAVIGATING THE 2018 IRC: A Code Primer – For ICC P1 Residential Plumbing Inspectors:

Our “NAVIGATING THE 2018 IRC” eManual helps students review the (IRC) International Residential Code. The eManual focuses specifically on the relationship of the IRC to the P1 Certification Exam. When you master the code, you master the Exam!

This eManual is the starting point for the TLC Certification Training Program. Designed specifically for the ICC P1 Residential Plumbing Inspector exam. It will familiarize you with the use, layout, and content of chapters 1-2 and 24-33 of the 2018 IRC. The eManual also provides a comprehensive review of study questions similar to those found on the ICC P1 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 1-2 and 24-33)
    • 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 the 2018 IRC codebook when taking your P1 Exam!


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

Our online practice questions provide you with a framework to practice utilizing chapters 1-2 and 24-33 of your 2018 IRC Codebook. This process of 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 pass your P1 Plumbing inspector exam easily.

Four modes of Practice!

  • Chapter Study Mode: Covers over 900 ICC P1 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 P1 Plumbing inspector exam.
    • Full length (Exact  number of questions as on P1 Exam)
    • Timed (Exact amount of time as actual ICC P1 exam)
    • Randomized (Questions are randomized, all exams are unique)
    • Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the ICC Exam schedule guaranteeing a realistic P1 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 P1 exam effortlessly)

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Learn what’s in the ICC 2018 P1 Exam!

Knowing what to expect is half the battle; proper preparation takes care of the rest. Our ICC P1 code foundation education method helps you master the 2018 IRC, ensuring you are in the best possible position for success.

How many questions are there in the actual 2018 ICC P1 Exam?

Answer: There are 60 code questions sourced from Chapters 1-2 & 24-33 of the 2018 IRC.

How much time are you allowed to complete the P1 exam?

Answer: You have no more than two hours (Average two minutes per question) to complete the P1 exam.

What am I allowed as reference materials when taking my P1 Exam?

Answer: You are allowed the 2018 IRC. Exam questions will only come from this codebook.

What percentage of questions do I need to get right to pass the P1 exam?

Answer: You must get 45 or more questions correct  (75%) to pass the P1 exam.

What type of questions will I be asked on my 2018 P1 exam?

Answer: The ICC P1 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.

  • General Requirements (13%)
    • Permits 1%
    • Piping System Protection 3%
    • Piping System Installation 3%
    • Building Component Damage 3%
    • Testing 3%
  • Fixtures (8%)
    • Locations and Required Fixtures 2%
    • Materials and Fixture Approvals 1%
    • Installation of Fixtures, including clearances, access, and sealing. 2%
    • Inspect for maximum and minimum flow rates and temperature control valves. 2%
    • Inspect for proper installation of faucets, fixture fittings, and accessories. 1%
  • Water Heaters (12%)
    • Use and Installation of Materials and Appliances 2%
    • Service and Distribution and Piping 3%
    • Valving, Discharge Piping, and Thermal Expansion 4%
    • Fuel Gas Piping, Combustion Air, and Venting 3%
  • Water Supply and Distribution (22%)
    • Materials Joints and Connections 3%
    • Service and Distribution Piping 5%
    • Potable Water Supply and Protection contamination. 7%
    • Nonpotable Water Supply and Protection 2%
    • Pressure and Volume 3%
    • Potable Water and Water Treatment 2%
  • Sanitary Drainage (23%)
    • Materials, Fittings, Joints, and Connections 4%
    • Building Drains, Sewers, Branches, and Stacks 8%
    • Backwater Valves, Sumps, Ejectors, and Cleanouts 3%
    • Traps 5%
    • Indirect Waste Systems 3%
  • Vents (22%)
    • Materials, Joints, Connections, and Grades 5%
    • Sizing 6%
    • Requirements, Methods, and Installation 11%

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  • Requirement: Only one person is allowed in the room. If someone else enters while you are testing, you are automatically ejected from your exam.
  • Recommendations: The room should be in a quiet place with a door that can be shut. Again, make sure you are alone, comfortable, and fully prepared to remain 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 will continue to run during the break, and an additional desk scan will be required before continuing the exam.
  • Recommendations: Bathroom breaks waste your time. Be sure to take care of your business before your exam begins.

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  • 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.

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

Internet Connection: You must have a stable internet connection

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Printed Manual: P1 Exam, Navigating the 2018 IRC
(Only order with purchase of the P1 course) $60.00

Offline Course Support Aid. An online read-only version of this printed manual is included with the P1 Residential Plumbing Inspector exam course. Add the printed manual to your P1 course order for a physical copy of this eManual.

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2018 IRC for One & Two-Family Dwellings
Required Codebook (Sold Separately) $166.45

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.



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The 2018 IRC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for 2018, 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 2018 IRC® contains many important changes, including:

  • An updated seismic map reflects the most conservative Seismic Design Category (SDC) based on any soil type. A new map reflects less conservative SDCs when Site Class A, B, or D is applicable.
  • The townhouse separation provisions now include options for using two separate fire-resistant-rated walls or a common wall.
  • An emergency escape and rescue opening is no longer required in basement sleeping rooms where the dwelling has an automatic
    fire sprinkler system, and the basement has a second means of egress or an emergency escape opening.
  • The exemption for the interconnection of smoke alarms in existing areas has been deleted.
  • New girder/header tables have been revised to incorporate #2 Southern Pine instead of #1 Southern Pine.
  • New tables address alternative wood stud heights and the required number of full height studs in high wind areas.

ISBN-10: 1609837371
ISBN-13: 978-1609837372

Codebook Navigation Aid (Sold Separately) $14.35

Tab your Codebook. Fast-Tabs help you navigate the 2018 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 P1 Exam!

2018 IRC Quick-Card
Code Reference Aid (Sold Separately) $8.95

This 6-page laminated 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) Quick-Card places 2018 IRC essentials at your fingertips and is a valuable addition to your professional code library.

Put IRC Quick-Card in a 3-ring binder to use while taking your P1 Exam!

Take our FREE 2018 P1 Residential Plumbing Inspector Practice Quiz

Pass this 20 question free 2018 P1 practice test to glimpse where you stand! These sample 2018 ICC P1 practice questions are similar to the problems you will encounter when taking your actual ICC P1 2018 Certification exam.

  • If you answer sixteen or more of these practice questions correctly, congratulations, you are in pretty good shape.
  • However, if you miss five or more questions, get this course, you are in danger of failing your ICC Exam.

Plumbing equipment repairs and replacements that require a permit, can be done without a permit in emergency situations, so long as the permit application is submitted to the building official within _____ of the repair/replacement.

Correct! Wrong!

Where equipment replacements and repairs must be performed in an emergency situation, the permit application shall be submitted within the next working business day to the building official.

2015 IRC R105.2.1 Emergency repairs.
Section R105, Permits.
Chapter 1, Scope and administration.

Where plumbing fixtures are installed, the water distribution system and drainage system of any building or premises must be connected to a public sewer system or water supply:

Correct! Wrong!

The water-distribution and drainage system of any building or premises where plumbing fixtures are installed shall be connected to a public water supply or sewer system, respectively, if available. Where either a public water supply or sewer system, or both, are not available, or connection to them is not feasible, an individual water supply or individual (private) sewage-disposal system, or both, shall be provided.

2015 International Residential Code
Part VII - Plumbing
Chapter 26, General Plumbing Requirements
Section P2602, Individual Water Supply, And Sewage Disposal
P2602.1 General.

When testing a DWV system, each section must be filled with water to at least ______ feet above the highest point in the completed section, or the highest fitting connection in that section.

Correct! Wrong!

DWV systems shall be tested on completion of the rough piping installation by water or, for piping systems other than plastic, by air, without evidence of leakage. Either test shall be applied to the drainage system in its entirety or in sections after rough-in piping has been installed, as follows:

1. Water test. Each section shall be filled with water to a point not less than 5 feet (1524 mm) above the highest fitting connection in that section, or to the highest point in the completed system. Water shall be held in the section under test for a period of 15 minutes. The system shall prove leak free by visual inspection. 2. Air test. The portion under test shall be maintained at a gauge pressure of 5 pounds per square inch (psi) (34 kPa) or 10 inches of mercury column (34 kPa). This pressure shall be held without introduction of additional air for a period of 15 minutes.

2015 International Residential Code
Part VII - Plumbing
Chapter 25 Plumbing Administration
Section P2503, Inspection, and Tests
P2503.5 Drain, waste and vent systems testing.
P2503.5.1 Rough plumbing.

The centerline of bidets or water closets must be at least ______ inches from partitions or walls adjacent to it.

Correct! Wrong!

The installation of fixtures shall conform to the following:

1. Floor-outlet or floor-mounted fixtures shall be secured to the drainage connection and to the floor, where so designed, by screws, bolts, washers, nuts and similar fasteners of copper, copper alloy or other corrosion-resistant material. 2. Wall-hung fixtures shall be rigidly supported so that strain is not transmitted to the plumbing system. 3. Where fixtures come in contact with walls and floors, the contact area shall be watertight. 4. Plumbing fixtures shall be usable. 5. Water closets, lavatories, and bidets. A water closet, lavatory or bidet shall not be set closer than 15 inches (381 mm) from its center to any side wall, partition or vanity or closer than 30 inches (762 mm) center-to-center between adjacent fixtures. There shall be a clearance of not less than 21 inches (533 mm) in front of a water closet, lavatory or bidet to any wall, fixture or door.

2015 International Residential Code
Part VII - Plumbing
Chapter 27, Plumbing Fixtures
Section P2705, Installation
P2705.1 General.

A water heater with an ignition source must be elevated so that the ignition source above the floor by at least ______ inches. Exception ignored.

Correct! Wrong!

Water heaters having an ignition source shall be elevated such that the source of ignition is not less than 18 inches (457 mm) above the garage floor.

2015 International Residential Code
Part VII - Plumbing
Chapter 28, Water heaters
Section P2801, General
P2801.7 Water heaters installed in garages.

If a water supply outlet is providing water to a water closet with a flushometer tank, what is the required gpm flow rate, at the point of outlet discharge?

Correct! Wrong!

The water service and water distribution systems shall be designed and pipe sizes shall be selected such that under conditions of peak demand, the capacities at the point of outlet discharge shall not be less than shown in Table P2903.1.

2015 International Residential Code
Part VII - Plumbing
Chapter 29, Water Supply and Distribution
Section P2903, Water Supply System
P2903.1 Water supply system design criteria.
Table P2903.1: Required Capacities At Point Of Outlet Discharge

A water service pipe must be at least ______ inch(es) in diameter.

Correct! Wrong!

The size of the water service pipe shall be not less than 3/4 inch (19 mm) diameter. The size of water service mains, branch mains, and risers shall be determined from the water supply demand [gpm (L/m)], available water pressure [psi (kPa)] and friction loss caused by the water meter and developed length of pipe [feet (m)], including equivalent length of fittings. The size of each water distribution system shall be determined according to design methods conforming to acceptable engineering practice, such as those methods in Appendix P and shall be approved by the code official.

2015 International Residential Code
Part VII - Plumbing
Chapter 29, Water Supply and Distribution
Section P2903, Water Supply System
P2903.7 Size of water-service mains, branch mains, and risers.

The drainage fixture unit value (d.f.u.) of a kitchen group with a dishwasher and sink with or without a garbage grinder would be:

Correct! Wrong!

The load on DWV-system piping shall be computed in terms of drainage fixture unit (d.f.u.) values in accordance with Table P3004.1.

2015 International Residential Code
Part VII - Plumbing
Chapter 30, Sanitary Drainage
Section P3004, Determining Drainage Fixture Units
P3004.1 DWV system load.
Table P3004.1: Drainage Fixture Unit (D.F.U.) Values For Various Plumbing Fixtures

The minimum distance that an open vent terminal from a drainage system is _____________ horizontally from any door, openable window or other air intake opening. Exceptions ignored.

Correct! Wrong!

An open vent terminal from a drainage system shall not be located less than 4 feet (1219 mm) directly beneath any door, openable window, or other air intake opening of the building or of an adjacent building, nor shall any such vent terminal be within 10 feet (3048 mm) horizontally of such an opening unless it is not less than 3 feet (914 mm) above the top of such opening.

2015 International Residential Code
Part VII - Plumbing
Chapter 31, Vents
Section P3103, Vent Terminals
P3103.5 Location of vent terminal.

If a vent terminal extends through a wall it must terminate at least ______ feet above the highest surrounding grade within 10 feet of the vent terminal.

Correct! Wrong!

Vent terminals extending through the wall shall terminate not less than 10 feet (3048 mm) from the lot line and 10 feet (3048 mm) above the highest adjacent grade within 10 feet (3048 mm) horizontally of the vent terminal. Vent terminals shall not terminate under the overhang of a structure with soffit vents. Side wall vent terminals shall be protected to prevent birds or rodents from entering or blocking the vent opening.

2015 International Residential Code
Part VII - Plumbing
Chapter 31, Vents
Section P3103, Vent Terminals
P3103.6 Extension through the wall.

What is the minimum expansion tank capacity to be used in a system where a forced hot water system has a system volume of 70 gallons and the system is a pressurized diaphragm type?

Correct! Wrong!

Suspended-type unit heaters must be installed with min. side clearances to combustible materials of __________.

Correct! Wrong!

When air testing DWV systems on completion of the rough piping, the portion under test must be maintained at a gauge pressure of 5 pounds per square inch (psi) for a period of __________.

Correct! Wrong!

Pipes must be protected from external corrosion by a protective __________, or some other means that will withstand any reaction from the lime and acid of cinder, concrete, or other corrosive material when they must pass through cinder or concrete walls and floors, cold-formed steel framing, or other corrosive material.

Correct! Wrong!

If the manufacturer’s instructions on a whirlpool bathtub pump are not specific about minimum size of field fabricated access openings and location, the access opening for the circulation pump must be at least:

Correct! Wrong!

The minimum sized trap to be used for a shower drainage system is:

Correct! Wrong!

A pressure-relief valve must have a setting to open when system pressure reaches no more than __________ psi, and never in excess of the working pressure of the tank.

Correct! Wrong!

One-quarter bends 3 inches in diameter are acceptable for water closet or similar connections, provided that a __________ flange is installed to receive the closet fixture horn.

Correct! Wrong!

A horizontal combination waste and vent pipe must have a max. slope of __________.

Correct! Wrong!

The sump pit must be a min. of __________ deep.

Correct! Wrong!