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Hawaii B General Building Contractor License Practice Test



Hawaii B General Building Contractor License Practice Test



This practice test contains over 700 pages (over 2000 questions) and includes answer keys. As indicated by Prometric, the license exam questions are based on the references:



The following references were used to create exam questions but are not allowed in the testing center.
1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926 (OSHA), Revision July 1, 2007, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954,
2. International Building Code, 2003, International Code Council, 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795,
3. Carpentry and Building Construction, Sixth Edition, 2004, Glencoe Division of McGraw-Hill, Box 543, Blacklick, OH 43004-0544,
4. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, Fourteenth Edition, 2002, Portland Cement Association, 5420 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077,
5. Excavation and Grading Handbook, 2006, Craftsman Book Company, 6058 Corte del Cedro, Carlsbad, CA 92009,
6. Modern Masonry, Third Edition, 2003, GoodheartWillcox Company, Inc., 18604 West Creek Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477-6243,
7. NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, Volumes 1-4, Updated Fifth Edition, 2003, National Roofing Contractor’s Association, 10255 West Higgins Road, Suite 600, Rosemont, IL 60018-5607,
8. Painting and Decorating Craftsman’s Manual, Eighth Edition, 1995, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, 11860 Westline Industrial Drive, Suite 201, St. Louis, MO 63146-3209,
9. Placing Reinforcing Bars, Eighth Edition, 2005, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Distribution Center, 933 North Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4758,


This practice test will supplement your experience and other prep materials you may be using, such as the reference or code books listed. The comprehensive practice test is based on the actual Hawaii state requirements and bulletin information to ensure it is highly relevant and helps you pass your Hawaii B General Building Contractor License test.


Test Question Breakdown: 

Exam Topic %
Plan Reading and Estimating 8
Sitework 7
Concrete 12
Masonry 8
Metals 5
Carpentry 18
Thermal and Moisture Protection 15
Doors and Windows 8
Finishes 12
Safety 8


Exam Information Bulletin



Exam Administrator:

354 Uluniu Street, Suite 308
Kailua, HI 96734
Phone: 808.261.8182

For questions about licensing:
State of Hawaii
Contractors License Board
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808.587.3222



Type of exam: Closed Book
80 Questions – Four-hour time limit
75% Correct required to pass


General Practice Test Information:


Our downloadable PDF practice tests are unique and created by hand, by our experienced team. Our practice tests are comprehensive, detailed, and will help you earn your licenses quicker.


We have helped many other tradesmen pass their state contractors license tests. Our practice tests can help you too. If you ever have any questions, please contact us.


Study tips: Our practice tests are organized into sections to mimic the official exam bulletin. Each practice question includes a "reference locator".  You can significantly decrease your studying time by observing which topics/chapters you already know well and the ones you do not.  Once you have identified those, you may choose to spend less time on topics you already know, and focus more on the code that you're not familiar with. Example: If you're studying for a General Building license and are very familiar with "Building Planning and Life Safety", but you tend to miss practice questions from the "Building Envelope" section, then you should focus more on that section. The same method applies to all other license practice tests (plumbing, roofing, electrical, alarm, well, etc)


*Our practice tests are significantly longer than the actual state license tests. This will help you learn more so you can get your license quicker and be a better contractor. The better you are, the safer we all are, and the more money you can make. Many licensed contractors can make over $70,000 per year.

*Our practice tests are not easy. If you can pass most of our practice test, you probably have significant experience and you should pass the actual state license test.

*Only the testing authority or state know the exact questions from the real test, so we provide you an extremely thorough practice test. If we provided a practice test with only 50 questions, that wouldn't help you much, so we won't offer that. Many of our practice tests are well over 1,000 questions! We develop these practice tests professionally and we will only provide you with high quality, comprehensive practice tests.

You need a lengthy and in-depth practice test. Anything less could be a waste of your time and money. We will not waste your time or money by providing short, "cheap", or easy tests. Be confident that you will get a great value with our practice tests. If you ever have any questions, please contact us.