A fencing contractor constructs, erects, alters, or repairs all types of fences, corrals, runs, railings, cribs, game court enclosures, guard rails and barriers, playground game equipment, backstops, posts, flagpoles, and gates, excluding masonry walls.
Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
Content of the Examination
The Fencing (C-13) Examination is divided into six major sections. These sections are:
1. Fence Planning and Estimating (26%)
Job site evaluation
Field measurements/material calculations
Grade and elevation changes
Interpreting plans and specifications
Fencing types and applications
Scales and metric conversions
ADA requirements for fences/gates
2. Post Installations (18%)
Excavation methods and requirements
Fence line and post hole requirements
Mixing and pouring concrete footings
Fence posts attachment methods
3. Chain Link Fencing/Railing (23%)
Fence framework construction and requirements
Chain link fence components
Fabric stretching and attachment
Chain link gates and gate hardware
Specialty barriers and enclosures
Caltrans specifications for chain link
4. Wood Fencing/Railing Construction (10%)
Attachment methods and fastener types
California Building Code requirements
Wood gates and gate hardware
Wood retaining walls
5. Specialty Fencing (8%)
Ornamental metal fencing components, installation, and hardware
Vinyl fencing components, installation, and hardware
6. Safety (15%)
Personal protective equipment
Safe use, storage, and handling of tools, equipment, and gasses
*Percentages are approximate*
The following questions are typical of the types of items that are on the examination. The correct answer is highlighted.
1. According to Caltrans, what is the nominal pipe size used as gate posts for single swing chain link gates 6’ or less in width and 22” or greater in height?
2. When installing fence posts with concrete, what additive is commonly used to expedite the set time of the concrete?
3. The ASTM class 2b represents fusion bonding for what type of fence?
*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*