Alabama Home Builders License Skills Exam Prep Syllabus

 

 

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This course will prepare students for the Skill Exam portion of the exam (as outlined in the ProV Candidate Bulletin.) Many have video presentations to supplement the text material.


Using the Code Book

  • Introduction
  • Format and Use
  • Permits

Code Tables, Illustrations, and Footnotes

  • Tables
  • Footnotes
  • Illustrations
  • Purpose

Residential Code

  • Code Highlights

Energy Code

  • Purpose
  • Navigation
  • Overview

Building Planning and Permits

  • Enforceable Code
  • Permits
  • Zoning
  • Building Officials
  • Administration

Plan Reading

  • Elements of a Building Plan
  • Plan Practice Problems

Sitework

  • Deeds, Easements, Permits
  • Flood Plains and Wetlands
  • Groundwater, Wells and Septic
  • Soils
  • Surveying and Site Prep
  • Equipment

Footings and Foundations

  • Dimensions and Depth
  • Foundations (Types)
  • Footings
  • Columns and Pilasters
  • Anchoring
  • Concrete Forms

Concrete and Reinforcement

  • Cement
  • Compressive Strength
  • Pouring, Consolidation
  • Finishing
  • Driveways and Sidewalks
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Post Tensioning
  • Concrete Problems

Masonry

  • Mortar
  • Mixing and Placing
  • Concrete Block
  • Bricks
  • Veneer
  • Chimney/Fireplaces

Framing/Rough Carpentry

  • Lumber and Manufactured Materials
  • Fireblocking
  • Framing Types
  • Flooring
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Systems
  • Trusses
  • Fastening

Finish Carpentry

  • Trim
  • Doors
  • Cabinetry
  • Stairs
  • Flooring
  • Tools

Windows, Doors, and Skylights

  • Egress
  • Ventilation
  • Installation
  • Skylights

Siding

  • Types
  • Underlayment and Wrap
  • Flashing
  • EIFS and Stucco

Cold Formed Steel

  • Steel Frame
  • Marks and Labeling
  • Fasteners

Roofing

  • Roof Styles
  • Pitch
  • Loads/Bracing
  • Truss Design Data Sheets
  • Shingles and Repair

Associated Trades

  • Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC
  • Insulation
  • Swimming Pools
  • Gutters
  • Smoke and CO2 Detectors
  • Demolition
  • Drywall
  • Finishing

OSHA Safety

  • Safety Programs
  • General Rules
  • PPE
  • Fall Protection
  • Ladders and Stairs
  • Scaffolds
  • Excavation
  • Electricity
  • Materials Handling
  • Tool Safety

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