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!

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How Exams are Developed

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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.