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National Standard General Building Contractor A (ICC W11) Exam Prep Course

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  • Course Duration: Complete at Your Own Pace
  • Course Type: Online Pre-Recorded
  • Books included: 2

Exam Prep Class:

This class will prepare you to take the National Standard Building Contractor "A" exam, also called the ICC W11 exam. With this license, you will be licensed to construct, remodel, or repair any structure or addition. We cover all the material that you are allowed to bring into the exam: 2012 International Building Code and 2015 ICC Concrete Manual.


Class Days and Times:

This is an online pre-recorded course you can complete at your own time and pace. Course material is delivered digitally, so you can begin reviewing the material immediately after purchase.


Visit or call Pearson VUE at 1-877-234-6082 to schedule your exam. 

The exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions. This exam is open book, and you are allowed a time limit of 4 hours. The exam fee is $110 and is a computer-based test.

Want to know more about the exam? Please click here for the ICC National Contractor/Trades Examination Information Bulletin.

Content Area - Percentages of Material on Exam


Administration General Regulations:

- Administration

-Code definitions and terms

- Plan reading


Building Planning and Life Safety:

-Use and Occupancy and Types of Construction

- Fire and Smoke Alarms and Fire Protection

-Occupancy Needs and Interior Environment

- Exiting and Means of Egress

- Accessibility



Structural Systems:

- Site Work

-Footings and Foundations



-Wall Framing and Stairs

-Roof Ceiling Construction Roof Assembly



Building Envelope:

- Interior Finishes

- Glass and Glazing

- Exterior Finishes and Roof Coverings




The following books are allowed in the exam:

  1. International Building Code 2012
  2. ICC Concrete Manual 2015

You can purchase our National Standard Building Contractor book bundle here.

Click here to purchase our permanent book tabs. Please note temporary tabs such as post-its are not allowed inside the Pearson VUE testing center. 



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