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Icc building official

Discussion in 'Certifications' started by Rob, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Rob

    Rob Registered User

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    just passed the BC module ( did law and finance already) and now have the building official cert lol. It also gave me the CS code specialist cert. I was planning on taking it next week

    Being a special inspector and never working for a building department I really had no one to go to on help that I needed aka electrical.

    All I can say on the BC module, it’s a monster. You need to know all 9 code books inside and out. 80 question in 2 hours is insane haha

    Thanks to jp for taking my call to give me support.

    Now I want to learn electrical. I guess I’ll do residential because it’s what I am missing for my combo. Any good study books or online courses that you would recommend??

    Thanks
     
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  3. Ty J.

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    Congrats!! Tough examinations for sure.

    Residential electrical wasn't too rough... Go through the definitions throughly and take the practice exams from ICC.
     
  4. fatboy

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    With you having passed that, I'm probably beating an old drum..........table of contents...and the index are your best friends..........
     
  5. fatboy

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    Congratulations!
     
  6. jpranch

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    Rob, Congratulations! WooHoo! Btw, my pleasure. Always happy to help.
     
  7. Builder Bob

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    Residential Electrical is the best way to start to get the terminology down - grounded, ungrounded, and grounding are going to become your best friend.

    John England Training is a south eastern coast training provider that does a decent job of providing information and a workbook to help illustrate or provide working problems with answers given in class.

    He does e-wise training as well which means you can sign on at home and attend class without traveling to Columbia,SC or Florida to attend the class.



    https://www.ibcode.com
     
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  8. Rob

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    I would say with the majority of icc exams yes table of contents and tabs. With the BC module having 9 code books and 80 questions in 2 hours ( typical icc is 60 questions) you must know 20 answers off the top of your head. Then you have maybe 10 +\- plan reading that takes up time. I am just glad it’s over lol
     
  9. Shoe0811

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    I took both the legal and management exams same day on September 24th and passed. I have the BC module scheduled for October 15th.
     
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  10. Rob

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    Wow 2 exams same day and u passed congratulations. Good luck on your BC exam let us know how u did
     
  11. PaulG

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    What have you all done to prep? I did the icc module 01 tabbed, looked over all books well Took management Module practice exams near miss @ 74%. Took a month studied over books checked tabs, missed again @ 71%!!!! Very frustrated! First time HR stuff tripped me up. Second time test seemed to be 60% finance! Seriously? I already work as a building official, most of this I never encounter in my position.
     
  12. Ty J.

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    Due to the somewhat random nature (ICC says it is still the same percentage of questions in each subject, believe em if you will), it is a very difficult test to take. While fortunate to pass on my first go, I relied heavily upon the index. Work on trying to pull a key word or phrase from a question, get to a general location in the book via the index, then scan the page(s) for the key word or phrase.

    I often found that if I took the time to read a section of the code, I would waste too much of the limited time available. If it takes more than 2 minutes to find an answer, I had to skip on to the next.

    Good luck, keep at it. You will make it.
     
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  13. Shoe0811

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    Ty J. said it the way I would have. I read all the non-code books cover to cover except the budgeting book, that one I just got very familiar with the table of contents.
     
  14. phxntvgr8wethr

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    Anyone have a CBO legal study guide they can share?
     

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