Arizona A-9 Swimming Pools (Commercial) and B-5 General Swimming Pool Contractor (Residential) Book Package

Arizona A-9 Swimming Pools (Commercial) and B-5 General Swimming Pool Contractor (Residential) Book Package

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The following 8 books are included in this package. The first 3 materials can be brought into the examination center, the last 5 may not:

The following reference material is allowed in the examination center:

1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)

2. International Building Code, 2018

3. International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2018

The following reference material is not allowed in the examination center:

4. Certified Pool-Spa Operators Handbook

5. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 17th Ed. 

6. Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 10th Ed. 

7.Guide to Shotcrete / Shotcrete Guide ACI 506

8. Pipe and Excavation Contracting

Candidates are responsible for bringing their own references to the examination center. Reference materials may be highlighted, underlined, annotated and/or indexed prior to the examination session. However, references may not be written in during the examination session. Any candidate caught writing, highlighting, underlining and/or indexing in the references during the examination will be reported to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. Furthermore, candidates are not permitted to bring in any additional papers (loose or attached) with their approved references. References may be tabbed/indexed with permanent tabs only. (permanent tabs are defined as tabs that would tear the page if removed). Temporary tabs, (defined as Post-It notes, or other tabs that may be removed without tearing the page) are not allowed and must be removed from the reference before the exam will begin. If you are downloading from the Internet, you may bring this reference into the testing center with you as long as it is bound. You can have it spiral bound or you may hole-punch it and put it in a binder. 


A-9 Swimming Pools Scope – Construction, service, and repair of swimming pools and spas, 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 or spa. Also included is the installation of swimming pool accessories, covers, safety devices, and fencing for protective purposes, if in the original contract.

B-5 General Swimming Pool Contractor Scope – Construction and repair of swimming pools and spas. Installation of fencing 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. This scope includes all B-5R sub-classifications. Swimming Pool Covers, Fiberglassing of Swimming Pools, Reservoir lining and Covers, Factory Fabricated Pools and Accessories.

The trade test is considered equivalent for these classifications and upon passing the CBME and trade exam, either license classification may be applied for without further testing.

The exam is 50 questions taken over 120 minutes. The minimum score to pass is a 70% which means that 35 questions must be answered correctly to pass.

The reference material listed above was used to prepare the questions for this examination. The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available. For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

Candidates may use a silent, nonprinting, non-programmable calculator in the examination center.