How To Study The Contractors Law and Trade Section

Posted under Course Discussion by Contractors Online School on Friday 21 September 2012 at 2:18 pm


On the law you need to go through all 7 chapters take the test after each one and find out why you missed it. You can look up the answer from the page number on the answer sheet. Keep in mind you can do all the tests law & trade online in the ACLC University. After scoring 90% on all Law tests call in and a instructor will go over your online activity and over all testing. We might ask you some law questions to make sure you are on right track and KOWN the law and not just memorizing questions and answers.


We want you to memorize the questions and answers on the trade side. Just score 90% on our material and you will pass the state exam.We need you to do all three section of your online trade sections (Your Trade) the OSHA and PLANS & BLUEPRINTS. Once you have completed call in and a instructor will go over your online activity and over all test scores. Also give you the latest feed back and any thing to watch out for.

We have reading info for your trade section online and updates.

The State Exam

Posted under Construction Zone Insurance,Course Discussion by Contractors Online School on Wednesday 19 September 2012 at 10:31 pm
  1. The CSLB Contractors State License Board tests Monday – Friday it takes about four weeks to get a test date for new licenses. If you are going for a additional license the test dates are running about 2 weeks at this time.

The state exam is a multiple choice test and you need about a 72% to pass on average.

Here is a copy of what the state sends out on the state exam.



Content of the Examination

The General Building “B” Examination is divided

into five major sections. These sections are:

1. Planning and Estimating (25%)

•Scope of work and code compliance

•Design and construction error identification

•Shop drawing and plans and specifications preparation

•Field inspection performance

•Coordination of project

•Cost estimation for materials, equipment, and labor

2.Framing and Structural Components (25%)

•Sub-floor and wall framing

•Roof framing

•Seismic and load requirements


•Siding and stucco

3. Core Trades (25%)





•Earthwork and surveying

•Insulation, acoustical, and weatherproofing


4. Finish Trades (16%)

•Painting, staining, coating, and interior

wall covering

•Plaster, drywall and ceilings

•Windows, skylights, and doors


5. Safety (9%)

•Work site safety

•Personnel safety

•Public safety

•Environmental safety

*Percentages are approximate*
Test Site Policy
This is a closed-book examination. No reference materials may be used during the
examination. All materials brought to the examination site must be left in an unmonitored
area at your own risk.
Test Strategy
This is a multiple-choice examination with four choices per question. Some questions require
mathematical computation. Examination questions are written to provide only one BEST
answer and are NOT written as trick questions.
All correct answers have equal value. If you are unsure about a particular question, it is
better to try to answer the question with the chance to possibly get it correct (and earn one
point) than it is to leave the question blank and definitely get it wrong (and lose one point).
Ample time is provided to answer all examination questions, so be sure to read
each question and its four choices completely and carefully before selecting the BEST
possible answer to the question.

What is a Surety Bond?

Posted under Construction Zone Insurance by Contractors Online School on Wednesday 19 September 2012 at 10:29 pm

A Surety Bond is a contract among 3 parties: 1) Obligee: party who is the recipient of an obligation. 2) Principal: party who will be performing his/her obligation. 3) Surety: assures the Obligee that the Principal can perform the job.

A California contractor bond is $12,500 and a contractor has to have a bond in place to have his/her contractor license current and active.