Online Exam Test Prep Center FAQ's
1.) How do I know what books I need to prepare for my exam?
Our home page features a map of the United States. Click on the state in which you are taking your test. A page will appear listing the trade exams offered in that state. Once you click on your particular trade exam, you will see a list of the books and documents required by the licensure board for taking the exam, as well as books we recommend for further preparation. In some cases there is an open book portion of the exam. If so, we will indicate that is the case and what book is required.
2.) What if I don't see the books I need to prepare for my certification?
We are constantly striving to provide you with the materials you need to prepare for your exam. If you don't see what you need, call or email our customer service center. If your state is currently not featured, please enter your email address on the page that pops up and we will contact you as soon as the exam materials become available. Remember, we are working hard to gather information and materials so that we will soon cover every trade exam for all 50 U.S. states.
3.) Can I buy the whole set of exam prep books I need in one simple step?
Yes, we offer groups of books covering everything you need for your particular test at a discounted price. These "bundles" will appear when you choose your exam state and certification area. Simply click on the package you want and add it to your shopping cart.
4.) How do I apply to take my exam?
Refer to the "5 Steps to Obtaining Your License" icon appearing on each particular exam page of this site. You will find all the information you need to register and prepare for your exam.
5.) Are there any special instructions for persons with disabilities taking exams?
Exam centers are required by law to provide access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and every reasonable accommodation should be made to meet a candidate's needs. Applicants with disabilities or those who would otherwise have difficulty taking the exam should contact their individual test-taking center to make arrangements. In some cases, requests for special accommodations must be in writing, describing the specific accommodations that will be needed, and in specific cases requests must include supporting documentation from a licensed professional. Be sure to make any necessary special testing arrangements at the time you register for the exam.
6.) Does Construction Book Express offer any additional test taking advice?
Yes, Construction Book Express has a section called "Study Tips" that we encourage all students to visit. A "Study Tips" icon linking you to that section appears at the top of each page of this site. You can find even more detailed information about each particular exam in our "5 Steps to Obtaining Your License" section discussed above.
7.) What kinds of materials am I permitted to bring to the exam?
Each state has specific rules and regulations pertaining to what materials may be brought to the exam. Textbooks, dictionaries, calculators, etc. are all subject to the rules enforced by the licensure board of each state. Visit our "5 Steps to Obtaining Your License" section for full details.
8.) Where can I get more information about my specific exam?
Construction Book Express is a wonderful source of information and products for preparing for your trade exam. If you have further questions, refer to the website or call center of your state's licensure board.