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New B-2 Residential Remodeling & Home Improvement Classification

Posted on 07/04/2021

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has created B-2 Classification for Residential Remodelers who do not have the Structural Framing experience required for General Building Contractor (B) license. A CSLB video describing the B-2 Classification was released on Facebook and Youtube:

You can see the Contractors State License Board Facebook video here, and you can you can see the Contractors State License Board YouTube video here.

The CSLB is currently accepting applications for the B-2 Classification as of June 1st 2021. The first exam date for the B-2 will be August 1st, 2021.

The B-2 is similar to the B Classification in that a single contract must include three unrelated building trades or crafts. However, the B-2 Contracts may not include structural changes to load-bearing portions of structures or electrical, mechanical and plumbing work behind a wall.

The B-2 Residential Remodeling & Home Improvement Course Manual includes:

Chapters with summaries of Trade information included in the B-2 Contractors exam Color graphics, Charts, and Illustrations Updated Code Sections Math and Health and Safety Sections  CDs and DVDs or Video and Audio Streaming available

The new B-2 Residential Remodeling & Home Improvement Practice Tests feature:

Five Practice Exams with 100 questions each covering Math, General Knowledge, Plans, and Quantity and Cost Estimating An update based on the latest feedback Two Health and Safety practice exams to prepare students for the new Trade exams where 20% of questions cover CALOSHA Regualtions.


Course Materials Summary

Each student enrolled in the B-2 Residential Remodeling & Home Improvement course will receive Audio/Video Lectures (depending on the option chosen): Math Review and Health and Safety. The B-2 Residential Remodeling & Home Improvement Manual briefly covers major topics of the State exam including Concrete, Carpentry, Masonry, Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC. The manual also contains summaries from the California Building Code, California Electrical Code, California Plumbing Code, and the California Mechanical Code. The last section of the B-2 Manual covers the Health and Safety Orders. The Math Review Lecture explains the math formulas in the first part of the General Building Manual. The Health and Safety Lecture covers the Health and Safety Orders at the end of the manual. Please be sure to study all of the practice exams. It is important to read and understand each question, and read every word of the explanations. It is necessary to learn the principles behind the question because the State’s questions may be worded differently.

The B-2 Online Practice Exams are available by subscription. Students are issued a key-code which the student registers on examcenter.com. There are three different methods of studying on the online practice exams: Non-graded quizzes, flashcards, and exam simulations. Once activated, subscriptions are good for up to 180 days. Extensions may be purchased. 

When enrolling in the B-2 Classification course, please choose the B Classification from the drop-down menu, and include the Note: B-2 Trade in your order.

Freedom Business School is striving to provide students with the Best Quality study materials and exceptional Service. We are looking forward to helping you get your California Contractors License.

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