|The Board has received a number of inquiries regarding approved texts for the Grades 1-5 examinations. The reference
materials listed under each examination in the
Information Bulletin and Examination Application brochure
(PDF document, download
Adobe Acrobat for free) were used in the formulation of specific questions on Board examinations. In addition, the examinations
include topics of basic trade knowledge, general industry practices and codes. The reference materials listed in the brochure are the
only materials approved by the Board. Although other materials may be helpful, the materials approved by the Board contain subject
matter and examples used in the examinations. The use of other reference material in preparing for the examination may put the applicant
at a disadvantage. Only approved references may be brought in to the examination room for use during the open book examinations.
Please see the candidate
brochure (PDF document, download
Adobe Acrobat for free) for all examination details and approved reference materials.