To become a Certified Building Inspector, you must be licensed and registered with the International Code Council (ICC)
Passing your ICC examination is easy if you prepare effectively. A combination of accurate study materials and strategies that ensure you know how to move through your code book rapidly are essential to your success.
The Digital Constructive IRC Residential Building Inspector course is designed to make sure you are 100% prepared and ACE your examination
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
January 1, 2020 is the statewide effective date established by the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) for the 2019 California Building Standards Code which adopts 2018 editions of the IRC®
Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to become a Certified Residential Building Inspector. Construction experience is not required but many contractors may be interested in getting an inspectors certificate.
The B1: Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam is an open-book exam that consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and a minimum passing score of 75 points. Examinees have 2 hours to answer all of the questions and must provide their own copies of the International Residential Code® (IRC®).
The exam topics include: Code Administration, Building Planning, Footings and Foundations, Floor Construction, WallConstruction and Coverings, Roof-Ceiling Construction and Penetrations, and Public Safety. These topics are covered in the first eleven chapters of the International Residential Code® (IRC®) published by the ICC. The B1 Exam PrepManual is a comprehensive review of these chapters and is intended to be a companion manual to the IRC®. Students must obtain a copy of the IRC® to take with them to the test site.
The IRC® is a large and complex publication and it is difficult to locate every correct answer in the time allowed by theICC during the exam. Our course is designed to help familiarize students with the IRC® so they know exactly where to find the correct answers. We thoroughly cover each of the subjects appearing on the B1 Exam.
This course is an excellent study companion to the IRC® . The course makes frequent references to code sections and guides you through the exam topics but does not reprint entire code sections. Furthermore, the B1: ResidentialBuilding Inspector Exam is an open-book exam but the only reference allowed in the room is the IRC® and you must bring your own copy with you to the test site
The ICC tests on the current IRC® and one edition previous. You are allowed to choose which edition of the B1 Exam to sign up for. The 2012 B1 Exam Prep Manual covers the 2012 edition of the IRC®, while the 2015 B1 Exam PrepManual covers the 2015 edition of the IRC®.
The computer-based exam is administered by a third-party testing company called Pearson Vue. Sign up online atwww.pearsonvue.com/icc or call Pearson Vue at 1-800-275-8301 to set up an exam time.Paper-and-pencil exams are available through the ICC. Download a registration form at www.iccsafe.org/inspector or sign up online at www.iccsafe.org/exams.
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