A sheet metal contractor selects, cuts, shapes, fabricates and installs sheet metal such as cornices, flashings, gutters, leaders, pans, kitchen equipment, duct work (including insulation, patented chimneys, metal flues, metal roofing systems and any other installations requiring sheet metal).
Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
Content of the Examination
The Sheet Metal (C-43) Examination is divided into eight major sections. These sections are:
1. Job Evaluation and Estimation (25%)
Scope of work
Project measurements and calculations
Flashing and gutters
Metal roofing materials
Louvers and screens
2. Sheet Metal Fabrication (20%)
Shop fabrication techniques
Sealing and waterproofing
3. Metal Flashing Installation (10%)
Wall and deck flashings
Louvers, vents, and screens
4. Rain Gutter and Downspout Installation (9%)
Cutting and fastening
5. Duct Work Installation (14%)
Hanging and assembly methods
Environmental exhaust systems
Grills and finish
6. Metal Roofing and Siding Installation (7%)
Metal roof and siding panels layout
Underlayment and vapor barrier
7. Commercial and Industrial Installations (5%)
Sinks, countertops, and shelving
Column covers and corner guards
8. Shop and Job Site Safety (10%)
Handling of hazardous materials
*Percentages are approximate*
The following questions are typical of the types of items that are on the examination. The correct answer is highlighted.
1. Which of the following materials is recommended to break contact between dissimilar metals in order to prevent electrolysis?
2. How much space should be provided between the bottom of the downspout and the bottom of the splash pan?
3. For a duct system serving a Type I kitchen hood, what is the minimum slope toward the hood or grease reservoir?
1/4” per foot
3/8” per foot
1/2” per foot
3/4” per foot
*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*
Architectural Sheet Metal.
(Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association),