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C36 - Plumbing Contractor

This product is for existing, licensed contractors adding a trade classification. If you are a new contractor seeking a license for the first time, click here.

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Trade Exam Study Kit

Paperback Trade Study Course Manuals

Online Practice Tests

Online Instructional Audio Streaming

Online Instructional Video Streaming

Goldenrod Paper Practice Tests

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Here’s What’s Included:

Trade Exam Study Kit

Paperback Trade Study Course Manuals

Online Practice Tests

Online Instructional Audio Streaming

Online Instructional Video Streaming

Goldenrod Paper Practice Tests

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Here’s What’s Included:

Trade Exam Study Kit

Paperback Trade Study Course Manuals

Online Practice Tests

Online Instructional Audio Streaming

Online Instructional Video Streaming

Goldenrod Paper Practice Tests

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Basic Kit

Paperback Study Guide

Your study guide will cover information and relevant diagrams to help you prepare for your examination. This information is what you can expect to see on your exam and is written in simple terms for anyone to understand. Having a physical study guide makes it easy to make your own notes in the margins, a helpful way to study for hands-on learners.

Online Practice Tests

Taking practice tests is one of the best ways to gauge your knowledge and preparedness and become comfortable with the testing process before exam day arrives. Following the format of the license exam you’ll take, our online practice tests are multiple choice and focus on the information commonly featured on license exams.

Plus Kit

Paperback Study Guide

Your study guide will cover information and relevant diagrams to help you prepare for your examination. This information is what you can expect to see on your exam and is written in simple terms for anyone to understand. Having a physical study guide makes it easy to make your own notes in the margins, a helpful way to study for hands-on learners.

Online Practice Tests

Taking practice tests is one of the best ways to gauge your knowledge and preparedness and become comfortable with the testing process before exam day arrives. Following the format of the license exam you’ll take, our online practice tests are multiple choice and focus on the information commonly featured on license exams.

Audio Online Streaming

For those who are auditory learners, listening to audio of instructor-led lectures can be helpful for information retention. Audio streaming is also beneficial for those who are on the go and spend a lot of time commuting. Keep a notepad nearby to jot down notes and time-stamp sections you want to revisit.

Video Online Streaming

Watch pre-recorded lectures on trade-specific instruction. For visual learners, seeing information and 3D illustrations can be helpful to grasp the subjects. Watch as many times as you need, and take notes as you go. Take lectures with you and watch on-the-go via your mobile device anywhere you have internet.

Pro Kit

Paperback Study Guide

Your study guide will cover information and relevant diagrams to help you prepare for your examination. This information is what you can expect to see on your exam and is written in simple terms for anyone to understand. Having a physical study guide makes it easy to make your own notes in the margins, a helpful way to study for hands-on learners.

Online Practice Tests

Taking practice tests is one of the best ways to gauge your knowledge and preparedness and become comfortable with the testing process before exam day arrives. Following the format of the license exam you’ll take, our online practice tests are multiple choice and focus on the information commonly featured on license exams.

Audio Online Streaming

For those who are auditory learners, listening to audio of instructor-led lectures can be helpful for information retention. Audio streaming is also beneficial for those who are on the go and spend a lot of time commuting. Keep a notepad nearby to jot down notes and time-stamp sections you want to revisit.

Video Online Streaming

Watch pre-recorded lectures on trade-specific instruction. For visual learners, seeing information and 3D illustrations can be helpful to grasp the subjects. Watch as many times as you need, and take notes as you go. Take lectures with you and watch on-the-go via your mobile device anywhere you have internet.

Goldenrod Paper Tests

In addition to online practice tests, you also have the option of taking a paper practice test. Your official exam will be administered via computer, but if practicing on paper is helpful, this method is available as well for more hands-on learning styles and those who may not have consistent access to computers or mobile devices when preparing. Please note, the practice test questions found in the goldenrod paper tests are the same as those found in the online practice tests.

Course Summary

The C-36 Manual briefly covers the major topics of the state exam including Tools and Materials, Soldering and Brazing, Oxyacetylene Welding, Drainage, Vents and Traps, Water Heaters, Storm Drainage, Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems, and Private Sewage Disposal Systems. The C-36 Manual also contains summaries of the California Plumbing Code and Accessibility Requirements. The C-36 Manual also contains the Health and Safety Orders and C-36 Review Questions.

The Math Review Lecture covers the math formulas in the first part of the C-36 Manual. The C-36 Lecture covers the topics addressed in the manual specific to the C-36 trade exam. The Health and Safety Lecture covers the Health and Safety Orders at the end of the C-36 Manual. The C-36 Review Questions Lecture covers the C-36 Review Questions in the back of the manual.

Please be sure that you study all of the practice exams. It is important to read and understand each question and read every word of the explanation. It is necessary to learn the principles behind the question because the State’s questions may be worded differently.

The C-36 Online Practice Exams are available by subscription. You are issued a key-code which you register on examcenter.com. There are three different methods of studying for the online practice exams: Non-graded quizzes, flashcards, and exam simulations. Once activated, subscriptions are good for up to 365 days. Extensions may be purchased. 

License Description

A plumbing contractor provides for the supply of safe water, ample in volume and of suitable temperature for the purpose intended and the proper disposal of fluid waste from the premises in all structures and fixed works. 

This classification includes:

Complete removal of waste from the premises or the construction and connection of on-site waste disposal systems

Piping, storage tanks, and venting for a safe and adequate supply of gases and liquids for any purpose, including vacuum, compressed air, and gases for medical, dental, commercial, and industrial uses

All gas appliances, flues, and gas connections for all systems including suspended space heating units. This does not include forced warm air units.

Water and gas piping from the property owner's side of the utility meter to the structure or fixed works

Installation of any type of equipment to heat water, or fluids, to a temperature suitable for the purposes listed in this section, including the installation of solar equipment for this purpose

Maintenance and replacement of all items described above and all health and safety devices, such as gas earthquake valves, gas control valves, backflow preventers, water conditioning equipment, and regulating valves

Study Suggestions

The following is the recommended sequence for the C-36 trade course:

Listen to or watch the lecture entitled Math Review. Follow along with the trade manual (pages 3 to 8).

Listen to or watch the lecture on C-36: Plumbing General Knowledge. Follow along with the trade manual (pages 9 to 34).

Listen to or watch the lecture on Health and Safety. Follow along in the trade manual (pages HS-1 to HS-46).

Listen to or watch the lecture entitled Plumbing Review Questions. Follow along with the Plumbing Review Questions in the trade manual (pages Q-1 to Q-7).

Take the following practice tests online or on paper until you get a score of at least 90%. Don’t be discouraged by your score the first time you take a test: You’ll improve. Allow enough time to study these tests at least three times. Make sure you read and understand each question and any explanations, especially calculations, that accompany the answer. Don’t just memorize the answers, because these are not the actual State Exam questions.

C-36 Test 1

C-36 Test 2

C-36 Test 3

C-36 Test 4

C-36 Test 5

C-36 Update - Important. Please review before taking the State exam.

Health and Safety Test 1

Health and Safety Test 2

Health and Safety Update

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