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This is an exam preparation class for the MA Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License. The exam is an open book test, and this self-paced, online instructor led course will teach you how to navigate the appropriate materials and set you up for success. Course modules may be reviewed multiple times, and practices quizzes are available at the end of each module to help you gauge your understanding of the material presented. 

Complete course information is listed in the Course Details & Benefits section below.

You have the option to purchase this course with all necessary books, which will be shipped to you within 1-2 business days. Use the dropdown to the right to select the books add-on.

Course Details & Benefits:

According to the MA Board of Building Regulation and Standards (BBRS), a MA Construction Supervisor License is required for the following: 

  • One & Two Family homes and/or appurtentant structures of any size
  • For most existing 1-to-4 family owner occupied homes
  • For buildings less than 35,000 cubic ft. of enclosed space

For buildings greater than 35,000  cubic ft. of enclosed space, a Registered Design Professional (RDP), or engineer/architect, must control the construction. For this reason, a MA Construction Supervisor License is not required for buildings greater than 35,000 cubic ft. since the RDP is considered the licensed professional. 

Massachusetts does NOT recognize out-of-state contractor licenses. 

For a full overview of work requiring a Home Improvement Contractor Registration (HIC) or Construction Supervisor License (CSL), click here.

This is an online, self-paced, instructor led course designed to prepare you for the Unrestricted MA Construction Supervisor License exam. The exam is an open book exam where you will be tested on your ability to navigate the appropriate materials. These materials include: 

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • MA State Building Code Amendments (780 CMR) - Ninth Edition
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926 - Construction Industry Standards
  • Architectural Access Board Rules & Regulations (521 CMR)

These books are available for purchase with this course, and will be shipped directly to you within 1-2 business days of purchasing the course.  For more information about these books, including how to purchase the course without the books, please read the next section "About Course Books".

This course is broken down into video modules. Each video module has been pre-recorded, and covers a small section from the materials listed above where we explain what the material means and why it's important. These modules are short; anywhere from 5 - 15 minutes. This is intentional. When doing our research in preparation for developing this course, we found that simply reading the material was a good way to put you to sleep, if not bore you to death. Most people don't have time to sit in front of a computer and listen to a person read.

So instead, we provide a high-level overview of each section, then suggest you spend a minimum of an hour reviewing each section so you are familiar with what is covered, and how to find it. You do not need to memorize the material; that would be impossible. Your familiarity on where to find things within the materials is your pathway to success. 

The beauty behind this method is it allows you to easily, and quickly, review the course material multiple times if you feel you need additional preparation.  We also provide you with practice quizzes for each module.  These quizzes are not examples of the exact test question you will see, but a way for you to gauge your understanding of how to find the material within that section. 

At the end of the course is a 75 question "final quiz" that you can use as an additional tool as you prepare for your exam.

This course approach was developed by our instructor with over 40 years of field experience, and has been a course instructor for 20 years.  To learn more about our instructor, please view the "About Our Instructor" details below. 

This course is available for purchase with or without the course books. These course books include:

  • 2015 International Building Code (Includes Turbo Tabs)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (Includes Turbo Tabs)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (Includes Turbo Tabs)
  • MA State Building Code Amendments (780 CMR) - Ninth Edition
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926 - Construction Industry Standards
  • Architectural Access Board Rules & Regulations (521 CMR)

In order to offer our customers the best possible pricing, we are selling books as a complete package only, and do not offer the individual books a la carte. If you would like to purchase these books individually, please visit: https://shop.iccsafe.org

Tax and shipping fees will be added ONLY to book purchases.

Wayne J. Del Pico is president of W.J. Del Pico, Inc., where he provides construction management and litigation support services for construction-related matters. He provides services to law firms representing clients in construction matters ranging from delay claims to product failure.

Mr. Del Pico has more than 40 years of experience in construction project management, scheduling, and estimating, and has been involved in projects throughout most of the United States. His professional experience includes private commercial construction, public construction, retail construction, and residential land development and construction.

Mr. Del Pico holds a degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught construction-related curricula in cost estimating, project management, and project scheduling from 1992 until 2006. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, where he currently teaches programs in construction cost analysis, estimating, project control, and construction scheduling.

Mr. Del Pico has developed and presented a variety of state building code update and license renewal classes. Mr. Del Pico is a nationally recognized lecturer on construction related topics and is the author of Plan Reading and Material Takeoff (1994) and Estimating Building Costs, 1st & 2nd editions (2004 and 2011), Project Control; Integrating Cost and Schedule in Construction (2013), Electrical Estimating Methods, 4th Edition (2015), and is a coauthor of The Practice of Cost Segregation Analysis (2005), as well as numerous training and education programs and white papers.

His construction experience and knowledge of the industry qualified him to be the 2010 president of the Builders Association of Greater Boston. He is also a Neutral for the American Arbitration Association where he hears construction related disputes. For more information on Wayne J. Del Pico, please visit his website, www.wjdelpico.com.

  1. Download the exam application here: MA Construction Supervisor Exam Application
    • Please note: The full Prometric Candidate Information Bulletin may be downloaded at the bottom of the page under "Resources". This will include all information about taking the exam.
  2. Complete the application and submit AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE COURSE. The reason is because exams are scheduled quickly, and you need to make sure you have enough time to study the materials. 
  3. When completing your application, make sure of the following:
    • This course is preparing you for the Unrestricted CSL. This should be your selection in Part 2 of the application. 
    • You must send verification of at least 3 years of construction experience. Details are outlined in Part 4 of the application.
    • Exam fee is $100 and may be paid by cashier's check, company check, money order, Mastercard, Visa or American Express.  Personal checks and cash not accepted. Checks should be made payable to "Prometric".
    • Application must be notarized when signed. Most banks have a Notary Public, or you can search for one in your area by performing a simple search on Google. 
    • Mail all documents to: Prometric, ATTN: MA Construction Supervisor Program, 7941 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD 21236
  4. Approximately 10 days after mailing your application, contact Prometric at 800.813.6671 to schedule your exam.  You must schedule your exam within 90 days of your application being processed.  If you try to schedule your exam after 90 days, you will have expired and you must submit a new application and fee. 
  1. Must be 18 years of age at the time of the exam.
  2. Must have at least 3 years of experience in building construction or design in the field in which you wish to be licensed.
  3. Must provide documentation of your experience.
  4. Must list your duties as they directly relate to the field of buildling construction or design.
  5. Must provide a notarized signature on your application.
  6. Must not have previously pass an exam in the same license class and/or received a license in the same class, unless;
    • your license has been expired for more than two years
    • you were ordered to re-examine following an adjudicatory hearing

Details to register for the exam are located in the "Scheduling Your Exam" details box above. 

The exam for the Unrestricted Construction Supervisor is compiled of 75 questions, and you will have 3 hours to complete the exam.  A passing score for the exam is a 70% or better, however, you will not receive a final exam grade, if you pass; simply just "pass" will printed on your report.  

In the event you fail the exam, you will receive a numerical score along with a "Strength and Weakness Report".  You may take the exam twice in a 90-day period.  Once the 90-day period expires, you can take the exam twice in the next 90-day period.  Your initial application is kept on file by the exam board for a period of two years.  If you are not able to pass your exam within the two-year window, you must submit a new application with updated copies of all the requested documentation. 

For more information, please download the Prometric Candidate Information Bulletin from the Resources section below. 

Our website was built on one foundation: ease of use! We didn't integrate a random course player from a 3rd-party. Instead, our software is custom built to offer you the best user experience possible.

This course features professionally shot videos, broken into small segments and followed by interactive quizzes, to maximize your learning experience.

Don't have time to finish your course(s) in one sitting? Don't worry about it. Our "bookmark" feature will automatically save your progress down to the exact location - so all you have to do is click "resume" when you're ready to continue on.

Access your account and complete your course(s) from any Internet-enabled device, any time, any place.

Some other training providers only grant you 30 days access to your course. When you enroll in our courses, you gain more than enough time to complete your course (4 months, to be exact). However, should you need more time, we'll make it happen! Our world-class customer support team is standing by to ensure your experience is as positive as it can be.

Renewing your license can sneak up on you, leaving you to rush to complete your continuing education at the last minute. We have a solution for you: our license management tools! Free with your account, simply add your license expiration date, and choose when you want to be notified. Our system will automatically notify you that your license is coming due for renewal. Choose between email and/or text notification.

You don't need to be a computer expert to use our platform. Our entire site was built with the comprehension that "ease of use" is rule number one. Still, you may decide you want some help, and we are a quick phone call away. We receive a LOT of positive feedback for our customer support, so rest assured, you're in good hands.

In the event you do not pass the exam after two attempts after using our program, we offer a full refund. In order to receive the refund, you will just need to provide proof of failing the exam. You will have the choice of either receiving a refund, or continued use of the program - not both. Books are non-refundable. 

Courses are not timestamped. If you have NOT completed a relevant portion of your course progress* and have NOT sat for the associated state exam, we'll refund your full course enrollment cost.

*As a general rule of thumb: you should be able to determine pretty early in your course whether or not this exam prep style is "for you" or "not for you."

 

Resources:

The full Prometric Candidate Information Bulletin is a 16 page downloadable PDF which includes the following information: 

  • Exam Overview
  • License Categories
  • Pre-exam Requirements 
  • Exam Registration, Scheduling and Rescheduling
  • Accommodations
  • Day of Exam Information
  • Test Center Regulations
  • Exam Results and Licensing
  • Appeals Process
  • Exam Content Outlines
  • Exam Registration Form

To download this full document, please click here: Prometric Candidate Information Bulletin