Pass the ICC F12 National Standard General Building Contractor (B) Exam

Learn how to become an ICC F12 National Standard General Building Contractor (B) (Online and self-paced)

If your state, county, or city licensing agency requires you to pass the ICC F12 National Standard General Building Contractor Exam (B), complete our online ICC exam preparation course, then schedule your F12 exam through Pearson|VUE.

 

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Pass the ICC F12 ICC National Standard General Building Contractor (B) exam

Refresh your 2015 IRC, 2015 IBC, and Concrete Manual knowledge, successfully pass your ICC F12 National Standard General Building Contractor (B) Exam. Preparing for your ICC F12 exam has never been easier! You will pass the ICC F12 exam. We guarantee it!

Your Blueprint for Success. Pass the ICC F12 Exam, Guaranteed.

Refresh your 2015 IRC and 2015 IBC code knowledge. Familiarize yourself with the Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC and ACI 318-14.  Successfully prepare for your ICC F12 certification exam without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Our ICC F12 National Standard General Building Contractor (B) exam preparation course is your best, most affordable path to success!

Pass your ICC F12 ICC National 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 F12 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 2015 IBC and the ACI 318-14This 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 F12 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 F12 Exam!


eGuide – Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC and ACI 318-14: A Review.

Our “NAVIGATING THE ICC CONCRETE MANUAL: Based on the 2015 IBC and the ACI 318-14” eGuide focuses specifically on navigating the Concrete Manual.

This eGuide reviews the use, layout, chapters, and index of the Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC and the ACI 318-14.

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 F12 Exam!


Online – 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 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 F12 National Standard General Building Contractor (B) exam.

Four modes of study!

  • Chapter Study Mode: Covers over 1,800 ICC F12 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 F12 National Standard General Building (B) Contractor exam.
    • Full length (Exact  number of questions as on F12 Exam)
    • Timed (Exact amount of time as actual ICC F12 exam)
    • Randomized (Questions are randomized, all exams are unique)
    • Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the ICC Exam schedule guaranteeing a realistic ICC F12 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 F12 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, 2015 (IRC) INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE AND 2015 (IBC) INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE AND A COPY OF THE CONCRETE MANUAL. IF YOU DO NOT POSSESS COPIES OF THESE MANUALS, PURCHASE THEM BELOW.

ICC F12 Exam Breakdown

An F12 National 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 F12 exam.

80 Questions – 4 Hr Time Limit – Open Book Exam – 70%+ 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: 10%
  • Concrete: 5%
  • Masonry: 11%
  • Steel: 6%
  • Wood: 18%
  • Glass and Glazing: 1%
  • Gypsum Board and Plaster: 3%
  • Special Construction: 1%
  • Energy Efficiency: 1%

Please click the following link to read/download the ICC Candidate Information Bulletin.

This bulletin answers most questions raised by examination candidates. Please read it carefully. You will find it a useful reference throughout your registration and examination process.

Take your ICC F12 exam with Pearson|VUE

Schedule 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 F12 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. 


About the ICC F12 National Standard General Building Contractor (B) exam.

This information regarding the ICC F12 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 national 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 F12 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) $144.85

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 can use our IRC Code Fast Tabs when taking your F12 Exam!

2015 IBC Softcover
Required Codebook (Sold Separately) $147.55

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 can use our IBC Code Fast Tabs when taking your F12 Exam!

Concrete Manual
Required Manual (Sold Separately) $91.00

The Concrete Manual provides all the information that inspectors and other construction professionals need to become 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 F12 National Standard General Building Contractor (B) Exam

Pass this 20 question free F12 General Building Contractor (B) test, learn where you stand! These free F12 general contractor practice questions, based on the 2015 IRC, 2015 IBC, and Concrete Manual, are similar to those on the F12 General Contractor exam.

 

  • If you answer sixteen or more of these free ICC F12 practice questions correctly, you are in pretty good shape.
  • However, if you miss four or more questions, get this course, you are in danger of failing your ICC F12 exam.

A permit is not required for one-story detached accessory structures, so long as the floor area does not exceed __________.

Correct! Wrong!

The building official is authorized to require the owner to engage and designate, on the building permit application, a __________ who must act as the registered design professional in responsible charge.

Correct! Wrong!

It is possible to do an evaluation for 28-day strengths from 7-day strength tests if you use:

Correct! Wrong!

What is the minimum age that concrete should be before the surface is ground?

Correct! Wrong!

An ___________ is a feature of automatic fire detection and alarm systems to reduce unwanted alarms wherein smoke detectors report alarm conditions for a minimum period of time, or confirm alarm conditions within a given time period, after being automatically reset, in order to be accepted as a valid alarm-initiation signal.

Correct! Wrong!

It is the responsibility of the __________ to monitor safety and accident prevention on the job site.

Correct! Wrong!

In Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2 where a construction joint is created between a concrete footing and a concrete stem wall, a min. of one No. 4 vertical bar must be installed at a max. of __________on center.

Correct! Wrong!

A building, where ___________ or more persons (excluding staff) reside on a 24-hour basis in a supervised environment and receive custodial care is classified as a Group I-1.

Correct! Wrong!

What is the term for a self-compacting concrete that can flow into inaccessible and tight spaces?

Correct! Wrong!

IRCA single flat ___________ member must be permitted to be used as a header in interior or exterior nonbearing walls for openings up to 8 feet in width.

Correct! Wrong!

Which of the following types of construction (Heavy Timber, HT) is the type in which the exterior walls are of noncombustible materials and the interior building elements are of solid or laminated wood without concealed spaces?

Correct! Wrong!

What grades are carbon-steel reinforcing bars available in?

Correct! Wrong!

What is the minimum required size of a steel angle spanning 6 feet used as a lintel supporting two stories of masonry veneer above?

Correct! Wrong!

Where wood sleepers are used for laying wood flooring on masonry, the space between the floor slab and the underside of the wood flooring must be fireblocked so that there is no open space under the flooring, that exceeds __________ in area.

Correct! Wrong!

In clay and concrete roof tile installation, sections of flashing must have a minimum end lap of __________.

Correct! Wrong!

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 ___________.

Correct! Wrong!

Roof assemblies that are effective against severe fire-test exposure are classified as _____ roof assemblies.

Correct! Wrong!

Glazing in an operable panel adjacent to a door is considered a hazardous location where the bottom exposed edge of the glazing is less than _____ above the floor or walking surface.

Correct! Wrong!

Unlisted combustion air ducts installed to serve a factory-built or masonry fireplace must be installed with a min. ___________ clearance to combustibles for those portions of the duct within 5 feet of the duct outlet.

Correct! Wrong!

In exterior plaster, a min. of 0.019 inch (No. 26 galvanized sheet gage), corrosion-resistant weep screed with a min. vertical attachment flange of __________ must be provided at or below the foundation plate line on exterior stud walls.

Correct! Wrong!

2015 IRC + 2015 IBC + Concrete Manual
FAIL
Practice utilizing the code will greatly improve your test scores
PASS
You successfully passed this 20 question practice exam. This course will help you to improve your code reference speed and accuracy.