National Standard General Building Contractor A (ICC G11) Exam

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Overview & Benefits

National Standard General Building Contractor A (ICC G11) Exam Prep Services & Materials

ICC is known industry-wide as the leader in providing the highest quality certifications. When you earn an ICC certification, you demonstrate superior knowledge and understanding of the codes.

A National Standard General Building Contractor A (G11 exam) is licensed to construct, remodel, or repair any structure or addition and is often referred to as a General Contractor license.

What's on the Exam?

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Permits and General Regulations: - 19%

- Regulations and Job Planning

- Code Definitions and Terms

Building Planning and Life Safety: - 31%

- Use and Occupancy and Types of Construction

- Fire and Smoke Alarms and Fire Protection Systems

- Occupancy Needs and Interior Environment

- Exiting and Means of Egress

- Accessibility

Structural Systems: - 42%

- Footings and Foundations

- Concrete

- Floors

- Wall Framing and Stairs

- Roof Ceiling Construction Roof Assembly

- Masonry

Building Envelope: - 8%

- Interior Finishes

- Glass and Glazing

- Exterior Finishes and Roof Coverings

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

Exam Prep Course

Our Exam Prep course is offered as an online, pre-recorded course that you can complete at any time. Course material is delivered digitally so you can start preparing for your exam immediately after purchasing the course.

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Book Bundle

We offer the necessary references allowed into the exam. We also offer a pre-tabbed and highlighted version of the bundle already containing our permanent tabs and course curriculum highlights, saving you countless hours of tabbing and highlighting the books yourself.

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Our exam prep tabs help mark the commonly referenced sections of the books used in the exam. Don't waste time flipping through your books in the timed exam - our tabs help you to be able to quickly reference important material in your books and move on to the next question without wasting valuable time.

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License Requirements

Steps to obtaining your license

All ICC contractor exam licensees are still required to meet other state and local licensing regulations in order to obtain a license in any accepting state or municipality.

These requirements include meeting requirements such as supplying proof of adequate insurance and worker's compensation and submitting a State Board Contractor License Application.

Do you need help applying for your license? We offer license application fulfillment services - let one of our license specialists walk you through the application process!