Student’s enrolled in the Exam Review will receive the following items: Home Study Manual, Audio/Video Lectures, and Practice Exams. Please click product details for additional info.

California General Building Exam Review


Product Details

Course Materials

Student’s enrolled in the Exam Review will receive the following items:

  • General Building (“B”) Manual
  • Audio/Video Lectures:
    • Math Review
    • General Building (B) Part 1
    • General Building (B) Part 2
    • Health and Safety
    • General Building Review Questions
  • General Building Practice Exams:
    • B Test 1
    • B Test 2
    • B Test 3
    • B Test 4
    • B Test 5
    • B Update
  • General Building Contractor’s Computer-Assisted Practice Tests

General Information

The General Building Manual briefly covers the major topics of the State exam including Concrete, Carpentry and Roofing, Masonry, Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC. The manual also contains summaries from the Uniform Building Code, National Electrical Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, and Uniform Mechanical Code. The last section of the General Building Manual covers the Health and Safety Orders.

The Math Review Lecture explains the math formulas in the first part of the General Building manual. The General Building Lectures discuss the general knowledge portions of the manual. The Health and Safety Lecture covers the Health and Safety Orders at the end of the manual. The General Building Review Questions Lecture covers the General Building Review Questions in the back of the manual.

Please be sure that you study all of the practice exams. It is important to read and understand each question, and read every word of the explanations. It is necessary to learn the principles behind the question because the State’s questions may be worded differently.

The General Building Contractors Computer-Assisted Practice Tests are supplied on a computer disk which will load a software program on the student’s computer. The program presents questions one at a time, automatically scores the exam, presents the student with a grade, and lists each question answered incorrectly along with the correct answer. The questions on the computer disk do not include the B Update questions..