Exam Development & Study Tips

From Exam Development

to Exam Day

 

Here's how we develop our exams

and some best practices

for studying before AND during test day!

ff-top-arrow

How Exams are Developed

ff-bottom-arrow

Exam Questions

Exam questions are developed by the EDC based on the first printing of the code book.

 

All exam questions are presented in a four-option, multiple choice format, with one option on each question scored as correct.

 

While your exam will have content based on building codes, here are a few examples of how the questions are structured in the exam (with answers in bold):

What sea creature has eight legs?

A. A whale

B. A dolphin

C. An octopus

D. A crocodile

Given: A scientist needs to research colors not visible in a rainbow.

The scientist would need to research which color?

A. Red

B. Teal

C. Indigo

D. Yellow

All of the following are planets except:

A. Mars.

B. Orion.

C. Jupiter.

D. Mercury.

Studying for Your Code Council Exam

Strategies During your Exam

Everyone differs in how they approach an exam.

No matter how you tackle the test, here are some tips we recommend:

Beyond the Exam

A few tips that go beyond basic studying and test-taking:

When you complete your daily studying goals, give yourself a treat. Even if you haven't taken the test yet, it's good to reward yourself for making the effort of studying for a major exam.

Which Exam Method Is Right For You?

20 18525 Icon Cluster
PRONTO vs. CBT: Which exam method is right for me?
Feature PRONTO
(Proctored Remote Online Testing Option)
CBT
(Computer-based Testing)
Results Immediate Immediate

Location
Secure space of your choosing Dedicated testing site with vendor
Availability 24/7, 365 Depending on testing location and registration date

Proctor
Connect online On location at testing site

Requirements
Working computer or laptop, internet connection, audio and microphone

Check Your System Requirements

Drive to testing site

Testing Rules
PRONTO Webpage CBT Webpage

Ready to take your exam?

When you've figured out which exam method is right for you, get started by purchasing your exam!