Arizona B General Residential Contractor and B-2 General Small Commercial Contractor Exam Book Package
The first 5 books may be brought into the PSI exam center, the last 10 may not.
The following reference material is allowed in the examination center:
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)
International Building Code, 2018
International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2018
ACI 318-14 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2014
ACI 530-13 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, 2013
The following reference material is not allowed in the examination center:
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2016 edition
Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Ed
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011
Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014
Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone, 9th Edition
PDCA Craftsman's Manual and Textbook, Eighth Edition
The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems, 2023
The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems, 2021
Finish Carpenter's Manual
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction
Candidates are responsible for bringing their own references to the examination center. Reference materials may be highlighted, underlined, annotated and/or indexed prior to the examination session. However, references may not be written in during the examination session. Any candidate caught writing, highlighting, underlining and/or indexing in the references during the examination will be reported to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. Furthermore, candidates are not permitted to bring in any additional papers (loose or attached) with their approved references. References may be tabbed/indexed with permanent tabs only. (permanent tabs are defined as tabs that would tear the page if removed). Temporary tabs, (defined as Post-It notes, or other tabs that may be removed without tearing the page) are not allowed and must be removed from the reference before the exam will begin. If you are downloading from the Internet, you may bring this reference into the testing center with you as long as it is bound. You can have it spiral bound or you may hole-punch it and put it in a binder.
SCOPE OF WORK
B General Residential Contractor Scope – Construction of all or any part of a residential structure or appurtenance, except for electrical, plumbing, air conditioning systems, boilers, swimming pools, spas, and roofing (except shingles and shakes) that must be subcontracted to an appropriately licensed contractor. Also included are the scopes of work in B-3 and most of the C scopes except as restricted above.
B-2 General Small Commercial Contractor Scope – Small commercial construction in connection with any new structure or addition built, being built, or to be built for the support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind. This scope includes the supervision of all or any part of the above and includes the management or direct or indirect supervision of any work performed. This scope includes most of the L scopes except as they relate to electrical, plumbing, air conditioning systems, boilers, swimming pools, spas, and roofing (except shingles and shakes) that must be subcontracted to an appropriately licensed contractor.
The trade test is equivalent for these classifications and upon passing the CBME and trade exam, either license classification may be applied for without further testing
The exam is 100 questions taken over 240 minutes. The minimum required score to pass is a 70%.
The reference material listed above was used to prepare the questions for this examination. The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available. For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.
Candidates may use a silent, nonprinting, non-programmable calculator in the examination center.