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National Standard Residential Building Contractor C (ICC W13) Exam Prep Course

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

Online Pre-Recorded Exam Prep Class:

This class will prepare you to take the National Standard Building Contractor "C" exam, also called the ICC W13 exam. Building contractor C is licensed to construct, remodel, or repair residential buildings not exceeding two stories with this license. We cover all the material that you are allowed to bring into the exam: 2012 International Residental Code, 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 upon purchase.


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

The exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions. This exam is open book, and you are allowed a time limit of 4 hours. 

Want to know more about the exam? You can refer to the ICC National Contractor/Trades Examination Information Bulletin here.

Content Area - Percentages of Material on Exam 

Content Area % Material on Exam
Administration  9% 
Building Planning 11% 
Plan Reading 13% 
Life Safety  5%
Exterior Walls  3%
Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures
Soils and Foundations  11%
Concrete  3% 
Masonry 8%
Steel  6%
Wood  24%
Glass and Glazing  3%
Gypsum Board and Plaster  3%
Energy Efficiency



The following books are allowed in the exam:

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

Click here to purchase our National Standard Building Contractor "C" book bundle.

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