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Contractor B-License

Course Description

From application to course to the examination, our specially designed General Contractor B-License training course can guarantee that all our students can pass the exam successfully.

What is General B-License?

• A General Building Contractors License in California is required for projects that exceed $500.

• To become a licensed contractor, candidates will have to sit for two exams: business and law and their trade

• A general building contractor in California is principally involved with any structure built that is for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or moveable property of any kind that requires in its construction the use of at least two unrelated trades.

Who Should Attend

Anyone in the field of construction who wants to become a licensed building contractor

Course Duration

60 Hours
20 Sessions

 

Course Content

Trade
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
• Decks
• Siding and stucco
3. Core Trades (25%)
• Plumbing
• Electrical
• HVAC
• Concrete
• Earthwork and surveying
• Insulation, acoustical, and weatherproofing
• Roofing
4. Finish Trades (16%)
• Painting, staining, coating, and interior wall covering
• Plaster, drywall and ceilings
• Windows, skylights, and doors
• Landscaping
5. Safety (9%)
• Work site safety
• Personnel safety
• Public safety
• Environmental safety
Law and Business
1. Business Organization (12%)
• Company organization
• Project organization

2. Business Financial (18%)
• Cash management
• Budget and Planning
• Taxes
• Financial reporting

3. Employment Requirements (15%)
• Employment regulations
• Evaluation and record-keeping
• Payroll

4. Bonds, Insurance, and Liens (13%)
• Bonds
• Workers’ compensation insurance
• Other insurance
• Liens

5. Contract Requirements and Execution (15%)
• Bidding
• Labor and cost control
• Contracts
• Payments

6. Licensing Requirements (11%)
• Business license
• Contractors license
• Activity regulation

7. Safety Requirements (11%)
• Training and reporting requirements
• General safety
• Hazmat

8. Public Works (5%)
• Prevailing wage requirements
• Bonding requirements
• Insurance requirement



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