Frequently some of our students have already passed one portion of the California State Licensing Board’s Contractors Exam and they need to study for the other portion. Many contractors are also interested in adding an additional trade to their current contractor’s license. Smaller C-61 Limited Specialty classifications only require the Law & Business portion. Well, that is what this price-minimized course is for! Why pay for something you already have?
If you need both the Law & Business and Trade portions, please check out our Law, Business & Trade Course.
The Contractor Trade-Only Course Includes:
- Your Choice of Law & Business Manual OR Contractor Trade Manual
- DVD Video Instruction Media (Optional) – Watch your instructor present your review course.
- CD Audio Disc Instruction Media (Optional) – These audio lessons are transferable to an iOS or Android device for learning on the go.
- Online Practice Exams Access
- Practice Tests (In the Back of the Manual)
- Latest Course Update Supplements
- State Contractor Application
- Application Processing and Review Service (Free for a Limited Time)
Course Description Details:
TRADE COURSE – Each trade classification has a unique Trade Manual that reviews Estimating Formulas, Cal/OSHA Regulations, and Trade Topics that are covered on the California State exam. Also incuded are Trade Practice Tests, along with the latest Update Test Questions.
General Knowledge – Each trade has a General Knowledge section that covers key topics specific to the trade that students need to know to pass the state exam.
Review Questions – This section of the manual includes the “most difficult” questions with explanations.
Health and Safety* – The Health and Safety covers the Health and Safety Orders at the end of the trade manual.
Math Review* – The Math Review explains the math formulas at the first part of the trade manual.
LAW AND BUSINESS COURSE – You can choose this course instead of a trade course. Our Law and Business course covers Contractors License Law, Mechanics’ Lien Law, and Labor Law explained in easy to understand terms. Additionally the Business Management chapter includes a sample balance sheet and income statement with explanations of accounting terms. This course comes with 7 sections:
- Chapter 1: License Law
- Chapter 2: Mechanics’ Lien Law
- Chapter 3: Labor Law
- Chapter 4: Business Management
- Chapter 5: Public & Private Works
- Chapter 6: Operations Management
- Recently Updated Review Questions
Update Exams have the newest questions available for the law or trade course. These questions are somewhat raw, as they have not been cross-referenced or reformatted. In most cases they are newly released by the state, and considered vital to your successfully passing the state exam. Please note that we do not recommend relying on studying these update questions alone to pass the state exam. The update exams alone will not ensure a successful pass rate.
Course Completion Time will vary with each person. On average most students will spend approx. 20-25 hours in study and review time depending on their individual needs. We recommend that you score in the 90% range on your practice tests to insure passing the state exam. Once you complete the course you will be ready to pass the state exam. The State can take 8-10 weeks from the time they receive your application to the time they schedule your test date. We recommend that you continue to study your course materials until you take the state exam.
Application Processing and Review Service: We can help you avoid making mistakes on your application that can delay getting a test date. (See our Application Processing Service for more details)
* Some trades do not require Heath and Safety or Math Review.
† For Contractor Trades: (A) General Engineering, (C-12) Earthwork & Paving, (C-34) Pipeline, and (C-42) Sanitation Systems, the Excavation and Grading Handbook (E&G Handbook) is bundled [at our wholesale cost] because it is part of the course.
Please note that the course image shown is for example only, actual course contents may vary based on course options purchased.