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How To Use Our Online Study Center
STUDY our “Navigating the 2021 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 2021 IRC “ICC International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings.”
PRACTICE utilizing our “Question Database,” providing over 800 practice questions. Study-specific questions and answers and take timed simulated practice exams.
The Online Study Center includes
STUDY QUESTIONS & PRACTICE EXAMS
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 1-11 of your 2021 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 B1 Building inspector exam easily.
Three modes of practice!
- Chapter Study: Covers over 800 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)
- 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 2021 (IRC). IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY OF THIS CODEBOOK, PURCHASE ONE IMMEDIATELY.
How many questions are there in the actual 2021 ICC B1 Exam?
Answer: There are 60 code questions sourced from Chapters 1-11 of the 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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: 4%
- Project Administration – 2%
- 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%
- Draftstops – 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%
- Flamespread of Insulation and Finishes – 2%
- Safety Glazing – 3%
PRONTO Requirements/Recommendations for Taking the B1 Exam.
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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.
The 2021 IRC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for 2021, 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 IRC contains many important changes such as:
- Braced wall lines must be placed on a physical wall or placed between multiple walls.
- The rated separation for two-family dwellings is 1 hour whether or not a lot line exists between units.
- Emergency escape and rescue openings require a clear 36-inch-wide path to a public way.
- An engineered design is required for storm shelters.
- A habitable attic is limited to one-half the area of the story below and the dwelling requires sprinklers.
- Updated Wind Speed maps match IBC and ASCE 7 maps.
- Deck design now considers snow load, tributary area for footing and post height, and guard details.
- Specific requirements for deck guardrails were added.
- Component and cladding wind pressures in Table R301.2(2) are updated for new design wind speeds and hip or gable roof profiles.
- Minimum footing size tables are revised to more accurately reflect current practice.
- Cripple wall requirements apply only to exterior cripple walls.
- New appendices for cob construction and 3D printed construction are added.
- A 30 percent reduction of airflow is permitted for balanced ventilation systems.
- Commercial gas cooking appliances are prohibited.
- The head pressure for a water test of DWV systems increased to 10 feet.
- Air vacuum testing is now permitted for plastic piping DWV systems.
- Section P2904 for dwelling sprinklers is expanded to more closely align with NFPA 13D.
- An emergency service disconnect is required in a readily accessible outdoor location.
- A surge-protective device (SPD) is now required at the service panel.
- The number of receptacle outlets required for peninsular and island countertops in kitchens is determined by the area of the countertop surface.
- GFCI protection is now required for damp and wet locations not included in the other 10 areas requiring GFCI protection.
These laminated multi-page Quick-Cards place 2018 IRC essentials at your fingertips & help familiarize you with key code sections. Quick-cards are a useful addition to your professional code library.
IRC Quick-card includes
Foundations & Footings ● Floor Framing ● Wall Framing ● Roof Framing ● Exterior Wall Covering ● Interior Dimensions ● Stairways ● Means of Egress ● Smoke Alarms ● HVAC & Appliance Location & Clearance ● HVAC – Ventilation & Exhaust Systems ● Plumbing ● Electrical
Wood Framing Quick-card includes
Footings & Foundations ● Sill Plates & Foundation Anchorage ● Wood Floor Framing ● Wood Floor Framing – Joists ● Wood Floor Framing – Cutting, Drilling & Notching & Fastening Schedule ● Fastening, Framing Of Openings & Floor Sheathing ● Wall Framing ● Roof Framing
Doors & Windows Quick-card includes
Emergency Escape & Rescue Openings ● Means of Egress ● Window Area & Glazing ● NFRC Label ● Exterior Doors & Windows ● Performance ● Framing Doors & Windows ● Doors – Components, Types & Installations ● Windows – Components, Types & Installations
Residential Construction Foundations Quick-card include
Foundation Site & Soil ● Properties of Soils – Unified Soil Classification System ● Soil Types ● Presumptive Load-Bearing values of Foundation Materials ● Footings ● Footings – Minimum Size & Minimum Depth ● Minimum Width & Thickness for Concrete Footings for Light-Frame Construction ● Foundation Clearance from Slopes ● Footing Reinforcement ● Foundation & Retaining Walls ● Plain masonry Foundation Walls ● Lap Splice & Tension Development Lengths ● Wood Foundation Walls ● Plywood Grade and Thickness for Wood Foundation Construction ● Under-Floor Space ● Foundation Drainage ● Dampproofing & Waterproofing
Shearwalls & Sheathing Quick-card includes
Loads & Shear Walls ● Shear Walls – General ● Materials – Plywood & Oriented Strand Board (Osb) ● Floor & Roof Sheathing ● Framing & Wall Bracing ● Braced Wall Panels & Sheathing ● Wall Panel Connections
Roof Assemblies Quick-card includes
Weather Protection ● Roof Covering – Underlayment ● Slate Shingles ● Asphalt Shingles ● Mineral Surfaced Roll Roofing ● Clay and Concrete Tile ● Metal Roof Shingles ● Wood Shingles & Wood Shakes ● Photovoltaic Shingles & BIPV Roof Panels ● Roof insulation ● Reroofing.
You are allowed by ICC to use IRC Quick-cards if put in a three-ring binder when taking your B1 Exam.
- If you answer sixteen or more of these free ICC practice questions correctly, 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.