Numerous California Contractors Study Guides are available at Peerless Institute to help you pass the California Contractor's License Exam; there are also numerous study materials available online. But before you begin studying, you need to first define the direction you want to head into. There are different classifications of licenses issued by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) in this regard. These include the following:
Class A: General Engineering Contractor
Contractors with this license typically find work that requires specialized engineering knowledge and skills.
Class B: General Building Contractor
Contractors with this license usually find business in the building aspect of any structure, which requires in its construction, the use of at least two unrelated building trades or crafts.
Class C: Specialty Contractor
There are 42 distinct Class C license classifications for contractors whose work requires specialized skills and whose contracting business involves the use of specialized building trades or crafts.
Once you have determined the direction you want to take, you can begin the preparation process for the exam. To help you prepare for this exam, you should keep a few pointers in mind:
The Major Components of the Examination: There are two main parts of this exam. All candidates who wish to clear the exam must pass the standard law and business examination. In addition to this, aspiring contractors must also pass a second test covering the specific trade or certification field for which they intend to apply.
What the Business and Law Examination Covers: This exam would consist of multiple choice questions relevant to business management and construction law.
How to Study for this Exam: Candidates can find the business law study guides available at Peerless Institute particularly helpful in this area. They can have a look at the online study guide, or get a physical copy of the book. In addition, Peerless Institute also has online practice exams available.
What the Trade Examination Covers: All trade examinations are made up of multiple choice questions. You will be informed about the percentage of correct answers you need to pass these exams, at the examination center.
How to Study for this Exam: Peerless Institute offers a variety of study materials to help you prepare for this exam as well. Whether you are appearing for the general engineering exam, framing and rough carpentry exam, or just need help in studying topics such as earthwork and paving, heating, ventilating and air conditioning and demolition, Peerless Institute has it all covered.
A quick tip!
Keep in mind that you will be given 3.5 hours to complete each examination. Therefore, do not arrive late at the test center.