A framing and rough carpentry contractor performs any form work, framing or rough carpentry necessary to construct framed structures; installs or repairs individual components of framing systems and performs any rough carpentry or associated work, including but not limited to the construction or installation of: sub-flooring, siding, exterior staircases and railings, overhead doors, roof decking, truss members, and sheathing.
The amendments made to this section in 2002 shall become operative January 1, 2003, or as soon thereafter as administratively feasible, whereupon any licensee who has passed the C-5 Carpentry, Cabinet and Millwork trade examination on or after January 10, 2000, up to the effective date of this section, shall have the C-6 Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry classification added to the applicable license.
Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
Content of the Examination
The Framing and Rough Carpentry (C-5) examination is divided into six major sections. These sections are:
1. Structural Framing (40%)
Load and span
Shear and diaphragm
2. General Framing (20%)
Wood and metal framing
Siding, roofing, and flooring
Doors, windows, and stairs
Fences, decks, porches, and gazebos
Squaring and leveling
Hardware and fasteners
Materials, tools, and equipment
3. Estimation, Plans & Specifications (15%)
Blueprints, specifications and shop/field drawings
Three dimensional drawings
4. Safety and Codes (10%)
EPA and AQMD regulations
Asbestos and environmental hazards
CBC and related codes
5. Mathematics (10%)
Business math and conversions
Algebra and geometry
6. Related Trades (5%)
Installation requirements (e.g., elevator access for millwork)
Coordinating trades (plumbing and electrical)
*Percentages are approximate*
The following questions are typical of the types of items that are on the examination. The correct answer is highlighted.
1. When ripping material with a table saw, which of the following procedures should be followed?
Avoid using a push stick when feeding narrow strips into the saw.
Cross cut narrow pieces of wood between the blade and the fence.
Feed material into the saw in the same direction as the blade rotation.
Avoid standing directly behind the saw.
2. According to the CBC, which seismic zones cover the State of California?
1 and 2a
2a and 2b
2a, 2b, and 3
3 and 4
3. Three primary factors determine the size and the type of rafter to use in construction. Two of these are the distance spanned and the weight supported. What is the third factor?
the spacing of the rafters
the spacing of joists
the type of sheeting to be used
the height of the wall
*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*
Americans with Disabilities Act.
U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.