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What Makes A Great Manager?
Supervision tips and free resources.  Answers to supervision and management situations.


Winning cover letters and resumes lead to winning interviews - Try the recommended resources below:

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Building and Safety

Testing for most civil service jobs happens only periodically and sometimes as little as once every two years.  An exam may consist of one test or a number of different tests.  Note that once you pass the test and you're on a civil service list, you'll be interviewed to determine if you receive a job offer.  Make the most of your opportunity with the resources below.


  1. Building Codes Illustrated, Francis D. K. Ching, 2012 - RECOMMENDED

  2. International Building Code 2012 International Code Council, 2012 - RECOMMENDED

  3. International Energy Conservation Code 2012 International Code Council, 2011 

  4. International Fire Code 2012 International Code Council, 2011 

  5. International Fuel Gas Code 2011 International Code Council, 2011

  6. International Mechanical Code 2011 International Code Council, 2011 

  7. International Plumbing Code 2011 International Code Council, 2011

  8. International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings 2011 International Code Council, 2011

  9. National Electric Code 2011 National Fire Protection Council, 2010

  10. National Electric Safety Code 2012, David Marne, 2011

  • Complete Interview Guide
    Learn how to answer questions so that no matter what an interviewer asks you, you'll be calm, cool, and confident with 3 practice interviews.


Need help for a specific subject such as word problems and math?  Click here for guides and free help for the most difficult test areas.

The most often requested study guides are listed below.  If you don't see the guide that you're looking for, enter the title of the job in the search box below.


  1. Associate Inspector, Electrical, Jack Rudman, 2000

  2. Associate Inspector, Plumbing, National Learning Corp., 2009

  3. Building Construction Inspector III, Jack Rudman, 2014

  4. Building Inspector, Jack Rudman, 2003

  5. Building Inspector Trainee, National Learning Corp., 2013

  6. Building Inspector II, Jack Rudman, 2004

  7. Code Compliance Inspector, Jack Rudman, 2014

  8. Code Enforcement Officer, Jack Rudman, 2010

  9. Electrical Inspector, Jack Rudman, 2014

  10. Principal Building Inspector, Jack Rudman, 2004

  11. Senior Electrical Inspector, Jack Rudman, 1994

  12. The Code Enforcement Survivor Handbook: Some Basic Information to Help You Survive a Career in Code Enforcement, Sandra Moore, 2007


Testing for a supervisor's position?  Review these resources in addition to the test guides below:





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