Includes 2 Practice Exams, 80 Questions Each
Have you ever desired to become a Certified Commercial Building Inspector?
Well your first step is to know a little bit about the exam itself and what areas you should be studying for.
The B2 Commercial Building Inspector Certification Exam administered by the International Code Council (ICC) tests an individuals knowledge of the International Building Code (IBC).
As a Certified Commercial Building Inspector you will be responsible for performing inspections of structures to determine compliance with the International Building Code and Standards.
This level of certification allows the Inspector to inspect commercial structures of any size or occupancy.
Commercial Building Inspector Exam Specifications
The exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions. You have a time limit of 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam and it is open book meaning you can only use the code book referenced by ICC. For this exam it is the International Building Code (IBC).
The code edition of the reference used should reflect the code edition of the exam you are taking. For example if you plan to take the 2015 version of the exam, you should use the 2015 International Building Code. No work experience is required to take the exam and you must be at least 18 years of age.
The International Code Council (ICC) allows you to take the exam via CBT (Computer-Based Training) or through PRONTO (depending on what exam edition you take). If you take the 2015 version of the exam, you have both options available to you. If you take the 2018 version of the exam, you are only allowed to use the PRONTO system.
PRONTO is a new way of taking your testing exam from the comfort of your home or office. PRONTO stands for Proctored Remote Online Testing Option. For more information about the PRONTO online testing option, click here.
What does the B2 Commercial Building Inspector exam cover?
This exam covers 7 main areas such as:
- General Administration
- Building Planning
- Footings and Foundations
- Floor Construction
- Wall Construction and Coverings
- Roof/Ceiling Construction
- Public Safety and Special Construction
The following exam content outline can act as a study guide to help you study for the exam and to gain an understanding of what the exam will cover.
Public Information and Legal
Fire Resistance-Rated Construction
Occupancy Classification and Type of Construction
Safeguards During Construction
Footings and Foundations
Stepped Footings and Special Foundations
Piles and Piers
Wall Construction and Coverings
Wood Wall Systems
Steel Framing Systems
Masonry Wall Systems
Concrete Wall Systems
Exterior Sheathing and Weather-Resistant Coverings
Roof Sheathing and Coverings
Public Safety and Special Construction
Means of Egress
Fire Protection Systems
Smoke and Fire Venting Control
Interior Finishes and Insulation
Safety Glazing and Glass
Opening Protectives, Penetrations, and Joint Systems
Building Services and Special Construction
Fireplaces and Chimneys
What do you get when you pass the exam?
Bragging rights! Well actually you will receive a pass letter the same day right after your exam. You will have a certification number assigned to you so that if someone were to search for a certified professional within the ICC website, your name will come up! In addition to being a Certified Commercial Building Inspector (Yayyy!) you will receive a wall certification that looks like this…
Why not try our (B2) Commercial Building Inspector Practice Exam?
Want to test your knowledge of how well you know the code? Or maybe just get a feel for the exam?
Try out our Practice Exam for the B2 Commercial Building Inspector Certification Exam!
This practice exam is designed for those who are looking to take the 2015 or 2018 version B2 Commercial Building Inspector Certification Exam through the International Code Council (ICC). These practice exams are intended to help you prepare for the actual exam by helping you navigate through the code book to familiarize yourself with the specific code sections. They will test your knowledge on the exam content areas covered to improve your chances of passing the certification exam.
This is a great way to prepare yourself for the actual exam administered by ICC. Every building code professional knows that the key to passing the ICC exams is to do practice problems. Don’t just take the exam purely on experience alone. Let this resource get you focused on realistic problems built around the exam content being covered.
Includes 2 Practice Exams, 80 Questions Each
Happy Test Taking!
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