General Consultant Knowledge Exam
This exam tests knowledge common to all components of the building envelope (roofing, waterproofing and exterior walls). This was designed to produce a more efficient testing process, eliminating common information being tested for each consultant designation. Currently, to earn the RRC designation, a candidate must pass the general exam as well as the RRC Exam. This pertains to the Registered Waterproofing Consultant designation, and in 2017, the Registered Exterior Wall Consultant designations as well.
If only one of the two exams is passed, the candidate will be required to retake only the exam he or she failed. The exam that has been passed will be valid until the candidate passes the other exam and the first consultant designation is earned. Candidates who do not initially pass an exam will have the option to retry every four months with a valid application.
Once passed, the general exam will not need to be retaken for the other IIBEC consultant designations.
The exam is computer-based and offered at over 1,000 conveniently located testing locations. Visit Scantron to locate a testing center near you. The exam is 4 hours in length and consists of 90 multiple-choice questions which test knowledge in the following general consulting areas: ethics, general skills, communications and reports, codes and standards, design process, procurement process, agreements, and construction administration.
All questions pertain to general consulting practices and are applicable to all consultants despite of the discipline (roofing, waterproofing, exterior walls).
Download the General Consultant Knowledge (GCK) Exam Study Guide.
Note: IIBEC’s Professional Building Enclosure Consulting course is recommended for anyone planning to take the GCK exam.