Carpentry Contractor - Framing and Rough Carpentry (All Other States)

Course Details:

The Framing and Rough Carpentry examination is divided into six major sections. These sections are:

1. Structural Framing (40%)

  • Load and span
  • Bracing
  • Shear and diaphragm
  • Wind loads
  • Structural hardware

2. General Framing (20%)

  • Form work
  • Wood and metal framing
  • Weatherproofing
  • Siding, roofing, and flooring
  • Doors, windows, and stairs
  • Fences, decks, porches, and gazebos
  • Measurement
  • Squaring and leveling
  • Hardware and fasteners
  • Materials, tools, and equipment

3. Estimation, Plans & Specifications (15%)

  • Estimation
  • Blueprints, specifications and shop/field drawings
  • Three dimensional drawings

4. Safety and Codes (10%)

  • Cal/OSHA requirements
  • EPA and AQMD regulations
  • Asbestos and environmental hazards
  • CBC and related codes
  • ADA requirements

5. Mathematics (10%)

  • Business math and conversions
  • Algebra and geometry

6. Related Trades (5%)

  • Installation requirements (e.g., elevator access for millwork)
  • Coordinating trades (plumbing and electrical)

*Percentages are approximate*

How the Program Works:

This software teaches you the trade, laws, codes, rules and regulations plus the details of your particular Trade and Profession.

For every question there are several multiple-choice options, one of which is correct. If you pick the wrong answer, the program will show you the correct answer, why that answer is correct, and a full explanation of the basic principles being studied.

Instead of trying to memorize the answers, you are using this CD as a tutoring tool to give you the facts about the subject. With this method you gain a complete understanding of the subject matter as listed above.

At the same time that you are practicing the practice exams for the state test, you are also learning the data and facts about your trade so that you have a complete understanding of it. If you understand something well, you then can answer the test question correctly no matter in how many ways the question is asked.

At the end of the test you will be shown your score as a percentage as well as a list of all the questions you missed so that you can restudy that area and correct your mistakes. You can simply continue testing until you pass at a 95% passing rate at that point you are ready to take your exam.

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