ICC 551 Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) Exam Prep Course

Pass The ICC 551 Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) (Online and self-paced)

Complete our online exam preparation course if your state, county, or city licensing agency requires you to pass the 551 Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) Exam. 


 

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Pass the ICC 551 Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) exam

Refresh your 2015 IRC, 2015 IBC, and Concrete Manual knowledge, successfully pass your ICC 551 Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) Exam. Preparing for your ICC 551 exam has never been easier! You will pass the ICC 551 exam. We guarantee it!

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Refresh your 2015 IRC and 2015 IBC code knowledge. Familiarize yourself with the Concrete Manual: Based on the 2021 IBC and ACI 318-19.  Successfully prepare for your ICC 551 certification exam without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Our ICC 551 Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) exam preparation course is your best, most affordable path to success!

Pass your ICC 551 Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) exam. Our 100% money-back guarantee backs this course. We provide the study materials (excluding codebooks) required to PASS THE ICC 551 EXAM. 


How To Use Our Online Study Center

STUDY our “Navigating the 2015 IRC: A Code Primer – 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.”

STUDY our “Navigating the 2015 IBCA Code Primer – This eManual familiarizes you with the code’s structure within the 35 chapters of the 2015 IBC, ICC International Building Code.

STUDY our “Navigating the Concrete Manual: Based on the 2021 IBC and the ACI 318-19This eGuide focuses specifically on how to navigate the Concrete Manual.

PRACTICE answering realistic exam questions using the methods explained in our “Navigating the 2015 IRC”, “Navigating the 2015 IBC,” and “Navigating the Concrete Manual.” Over 1,800 code-specific practice questions and answers and unlimited full-length, timed final exams. 

The course includes:

  • eManual (Navigating the 2015 IRC. A Code Primer)
  • eManual (Navigating the 2015 IBC. A Code Primer)
  • eGuide (Navigating the Concrete Manual )
  • Printable Worksheets (Companion to 2015 IRC & 2015 IBC eManuals & Concrete Manual eGuide)
  • Online Practice Questions (Practice looking up answers in your codebook, take full length simulated exams)

eManual – Navigating the 2015 IRC: A Code Primer

Our “NAVIGATING THE 2015 IRC” eManual helps students review the (IRC) International Residential Code. When you master the code, you master your Exam!

This eManual is the starting point for the TLC Certification Training Program. It will familiarize you with the use, layout, and content of chapters 1 through 11 of the 2015 IRC.

eManual includes:

  • The purpose and layout of the code
  • How to navigate the IRC
  • Codebook navigation exercises, speed drills
  • 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 the 2015 IRC codebook when taking your ICC 551 Exam!


eManual – Navigating the 2015 IBC: A Code Primer

Our “NAVIGATING THE 2015 IBC” eManual helps students review the (IBC) International Building Code.
When you master the code, you master your Exam!

This eManual familiarizes you with the use, layout, and content of chapters 1 through 35 of the 2015 IBC.

eManual includes:

  • The purpose and layout of the code
  • How to navigate the IBC
  • Codebook navigation exercises, speed drills
  • Using the Table of Contents
  • Breaking down questions by subject (Chapters 1-35)
    • 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 2015 IBC codebook when taking your ICC 551 Exam!


eGuide – Concrete Manual: Based on the 2021 IBC and ACI 318-19: A Review.

Our “NAVIGATING THE ICC CONCRETE MANUAL: Based on the 2021 IBC and the ACI 318-19” eGuide focuses specifically on navigating the Concrete Manual.

This eGuide reviews the use, layout, chapters, and index of the Concrete Manual: Based on the 2021 IBC and the ACI 318-19.

eGuide includes:

  • How to navigate the Concrete Manual
  • Using the Table of Contents
    • Guided study of the Concrete Manual
  • Using the Index
    • Keyword Identification, how to Identify the subject of a question for easy reference.

You are allowed by ICC to use the Concrete Manual when taking your ICC 551 Exam!


Online – STUDY QUESTIONS & PRACTICE EXAMS

Our online practice questions provide you with a framework to practice utilizing your 2015 IRC, 2015 IBC Codebooks, and the Concrete Manual. The 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 ICC 551 Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) exam.

Four modes of study!

  • Chapter Study Mode: Covers over 1,800 ICC 551 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: Provides 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 551 Kansas Standard General Building (B) Contractor exam.
    • Full length (Exact  number of questions as on 551 Exam)
    • Timed (Exact amount of time as actual ICC 551 exam)
    • Randomized (Questions are randomized, all exams are unique)
    • Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the ICC Exam schedule guaranteeing a realistic ICC 551 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 551 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) INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE, 2015 (IBC) INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, AND A COPY OF THE CONCRETE MANUAL. IF YOU DO NOT POSSESS A COPY OF THESE BOOKS, PURCHASE THEM BELOW.

ICC 551 Exam Breakdown

A 551 Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) holds a license to construct, demolish, remodel, or repair any structure except high rises or additions. It is commonly referred to as a General Contractor (B) license.

You are allowed to use a copy of the 2015 IRC, 2015 IBC, and the ICC Concrete Manual when taking your ICC 551 exam.

80 Questions – 4 Hr Time Limit – Open Book Exam – 75%+ To Pass

  • Administration: 6%
  • Building Planning: 5%
  • Plan Reading: 13%
  • Life Safety: 9%
  • Exterior Walls: 3%
  • Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures: 8%
  • Soils and Foundations: 11%
  • Concrete: 5%
  • Masonry: 11%
  • Steel: 6%
  • Wood: 18%
  • Glass and Glazing: 1%
  • Gypsum Board and Plaster: 2%
  • Special Construction: 1%
  • Energy Efficiency: 1%

Please click the following links to read/download the

These bulletins answer most questions raised by examination candidates. Please read them carefully, as they are a useful reference throughout your registration and examination process.

Schedule your ICC 551 exam with Pearson|VUE

Take the exam at your closest Pearson|VUE testing center, Then submit your results to the appropriate licensing agency immediately upon passing the exam.

Take your ICC 551 exam at the closest Pearson|VUE test center.

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

Download the Kansas Contractor/Trades Examination Bulletin from ICC.


About the ICC 551 Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) exam.

This information regarding the ICC 551 exam is provided to you as a courtesy. Check with ICC at www.iccsafe.org and/or Pearson|VUE at www.pearsonvue.com/icc to verify this information’s accuracy.

  • Contact the appropriate building department for specific licensing requirements.
  • Passing an ICC Kansas standard exam is NOT a license to practice and does not guarantee a license in any jurisdiction.
  • To acquire a license to practice, you must apply to the specific state licensing agency or building department and meet all of their licensing requirements.

Pearson|VUE Requirements/Recommendations for scheduling the 551 Exam.

IMPORTANT: ICC has been split into different testing programs on the Pearson|VUE website. You will need to know the three-digit exam code before registering for your Contractor/Trades exam. Each testing program will require a unique username and password.

The Contractor/Trades program is also split into exams that require pre-authorization and exams that do not require pre-authorization. View the current exams that require pre-authorization OR do not require pre-authorization.


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

2015 IRC for One and 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 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 Kansas 551 Exam!

2015 IBC Softcover
Required Codebook (Sold Separately) $170.05

The scope of the (IBC®) International Building Code® includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.


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

 

 

2015 IBC Fast-Tabs
Codebook Navigation Aid (Sold Separately) $14.95

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


You are allowed to use IRC Fast-Tabs when taking your Kansas 551 Exam!

2021 Concrete Manual: Based on 2021 IBC & ACI 318-19
Required Manual (Sold Separately) $88.20

Concrete Manual; Based on 2015 IBC & ACI 318-14 (out of print) you are allowed to use the 2021 Concrete Manual

The Concrete Manual provides the guidance and information that inspectors and other construction professionals need to become more proficient in concrete field practices and inspection.


THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF THE CONCRETE MANUAL. IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY, PURCHASE ONE IMMEDIATELY.

Take our Free ICC 551 Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (B) Exam

Pass this 20 question free 551 General Building Contractor (B) test, learn where you stand! These free 551 general contractor practice questions, based on the 2015 IRC, 2015 IBC, and Concrete Manual, are similar to those on the ICC 551 General Contractor exam.

  • PASS – Correctly answer seventeen+ of these free ICC KS 551 practice questions, you have code skills.
  • FAIL – If you miss four or more questions, order this course. We teach you to pass your ICC KS 551 Exam.
    • Use the 2015 IRC & 2015 IBC Codebooks to solve ICC 511 practice exam questions.

Welcome to your 551 Kansas Standard Building Contractor Exam

1. 
Under which category are urban and suburban areas, with numerous closely spaced obstructions having the size of single-family dwellings or larger sited?
2. 
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.
3. 
Every permit issued becomes invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within __________ days.
4. 
Openings in exterior walls in adjacent stories must have a vertical separation to protect against fire spread on the exterior of the buildings where the openings are within __________ of each other horizontally.
5. 
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?
6. 
Exterior walls parallel to a braced wall line must be offset a max. of __________ from the designated braced wall line location.
7. 
In Group R-3 occupancies, the installation of a skylight without a curb is permitted on roofs with a min. slope of __________.
8. 
The height limitation for buildings of Type IIA construction in a Group R-1 occupancy, can be increased to 9-stories and 100 feet, if the building is separated from any other building on the lot and from lot lines by a min. of __________.
9. 
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 __________.
10. 
Screws used to attach gypsum board and gypsum panel products to wood framing must penetrate the wood a minimum of __________.
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11. 
T rating is the time period that the penetration firestop system, including the penetrating item, limits the maximum temperature rise to __________ above its initial temperature through the penetration on the non-fire side.
12. 
At exterior gable end walls, in top plate connection, braced wall panel sheathing in the top story must be extended and fastened to the roof framing where the spacing between parallel exterior braced wall lines is greater than __________.
13. 
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.
14. 
To determine the maximum 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.
15. 
The area of a Group E building, a max. of 1-story above grade plane, and of a Type II construction, must not be limited if the building is surrounded and adjoined by public ways or yards a minimum of __________ width.
16. 
Ladders or rungs in window wells serving an emergency escape and rescue opening, must have a minimum inside width of __________.
17. 
Unless approved anchor straps are used, plate washers, a min. of __________ in size, must be provided between the foundation sill plate and the nut.ce
18. 
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.
19. 
What is the minimum air space clearance required between masonry chimneys located in the interior of a building and combustible components?
20. 
In shallow foundations, what is the minimum depth of footings below the undisturbed ground surface?ace
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