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A-19 Swimming Pools, Including Solar (Commercial) and B-6 General Swimming Pool Contractor, Including Solar (Residential) (2017-10-18)

 

A-19 Swimming Pools, Including Solar - Construction, service and repair of swimming pools and spas, with or without solar water heating devices, including water and gas service lines from point of service to pool equipment, wiring from pool equipment to first readily accessible disconnect, pool piping, fittings, backflow prevention devices, waste lines, and other integral parts of a swimming pool, spa and attached solar water heating device. Also included are swimming pool accessories, covers, safety devices and fencing for protective purposes, if in the original contract.

B-6 General Swimming Pool Contractor, Including Solar - The scope of work allowed in this classification is the same as B-5 (including all B-5R subclassifications) with the inclusion of solar heating devices. B-5 includes the following: Construction and repair of swimming pools and spas. Installation of code required pool barriers around the swimming pool or spa and installation of utilities from the point of service to the pool equipment. Construction of other structures or appurtenances is excluded. The trade test is considered equivalent for these classifications and upon passing the CBME and trade exam, either li

50 Questions
Minimum Passing Score of 70%
Time Allowed - 120 Minutes

Solar Portion
30 Questions
Minimum Passing Score of 70%
Time Allowed - 75 Minutes

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