Self-Study Materials

(240 customer reviews)


Self-Study Materials Include:

  • NASCLA Contractors Guide
  • 150 Online Bonus Practice Questions
  • 16 Hour Online Course Completion Form


Easy Instructions after you place your order:

  1. Read the ccb manual for a minimum of 16 hours and no less than 68 1/2 minutes on each of the 14 chapters (even if you are a fast reader).
  2. Fill out our online 16 hour course completion form stating you in promise to have spent a minimum of 16 hours reading the manual.
  3. After submitting the 16 hour online completion form you will receive an email confirmation from PSI (the nationwide testing center that the CCB requires you to use) and then you may schedule with PSI to go sit for the final open book exam.
  4. After you take the final open book exam the testing center will hand you a piece of paper that says you passed the test. You will simply include that piece of paper with your CCB Contractor Application.

240 reviews for Self-Study Materials

  1. Craig Tibbs (verified owner)

    Thank you for all the help. It was great working with you!

  2. Whitney Lohmeier (verified owner)

    Easy. Efficient.

  3. Ashley Knight (verified owner)

    Quick and easy.

  4. rocky la chance (verified owner)

    it was alright

  5. charles gulley (verified owner)

    good course

  6. Mark Minter (verified owner)

    Very Straight Forward

  7. Evdakia Frolov (verified owner)

    Haven’t taken test yet. Or practice for that matter. All on all this is self explanatory

  8. William Cummings (verified owner)

    I thought it was very easy to use and I liked the different practice test options. Ultimately the proof will be in the pudding when I take my test next week!

  9. David Guy (verified owner)

    Why doesn’t anyone answer the phone?

  10. Scott Holloway (verified owner)

    The course was user friendly and there was plenty of information available about the process!

  11. Rob Greenblatt (verified owner)

    Easy and comprehensive

  12. Yanphol Patino (verified owner)

    Real simply and easy to use

  13. Charles Rushford (verified owner)


  14. Charles Rushford (verified owner)

    Straight Forward

  15. Joshua Marr (verified owner)

    Helpful and educational

  16. Jed Musselwhite (verified owner)


  17. Travis Ford (verified owner)

    It’s very informational and easy to read

  18. Tania Valencia (verified owner)

    Easy to work with and valuable content.

  19. Sharif Abdulrahman (verified owner)

    Everything seemed straight forward. And they were extremely patient and helpful when calling in with any issues.

  20. byron weiker (verified owner)

    Quiz questions help

  21. Scott Croinex (verified owner)

    easy, fair priced

  22. Eric Geist (verified owner)

    failed twice on CCB test

  23. Joshua Longden (verified owner)

    Ive done a training course from a different company and yours was very much simpler and easier to follow. Great course, money well spent. Thank You.

  24. Steven Cannon (verified owner)

    Good stuff

  25. maverick whitson (verified owner)

    very straight forward, so awesome

  26. Kevin Zwijacz (verified owner)

    75 sample questions was too small of a sample size

  27. Steven Cannon (verified owner)

    Its good

  28. James Connin (verified owner)

    Ordering the book was easy and simple. Logging into the website sucked.

  29. David Yevsin (verified owner)


  30. Dean Hambrick (verified owner)


  31. Travis Johnson (verified owner)

    What course? I got a book and a set of questions I could have made for myself.

  32. Alexander Parrish (verified owner)

    easy to set up, fast and reliable.

  33. Eric Geist (verified owner)

    thank you for the helpful exam

  34. Alondra Perez (verified owner)

    Very helpful!

  35. Lonnie Rice (verified owner)

    Easy, I like how self lead it is

  36. jeffrey pierce (verified owner)

    very helpful staff.

  37. Gerig Hanson (verified owner)

    Great course

  38. Brandon martin (verified owner)

    I thought it was very well presented

  39. Greg Walton (verified owner)

    It was straight forward and easy to follow

  40. bnorman777 (verified owner)

    Page 3-1 states that asking questions like; (How old are you? Are you pregnant? and, Have you ever be arrested?) are strictly off-limits. I’ll be registering as employee exempt. Thanks for the heads up.

  41. Chris Wilson (verified owner)


  42. Barbara Butaeva (verified owner)

    Big Step Training Company is very easy to deal with. They were very helpful in answering all my questions. Were able to provide the manual to me on a very short notice.
    The practice quiz is up t the point and very helpful.

  43. camba_orlando (verified owner)

    I appreciated the straightforward design of the course! Overall, it is a great value!! Thank you!

  44. Robert (verified owner)

    i wish there was more online tutorials on the process needed to get on the ground running. like the whole process from start to finish and what to expect from the ccb board.

  45. jalisabeatt (verified owner)

    The book was easy to read!

  46. Karl ambrose (verified owner)

    Glossary and or phrase glossary for quick ref. and more than 1 quiz !!

  47. Erik Welch (verified owner)

    Professional and helpful staff

  48. keatonhudson (verified owner)

    Great customer service and zero complaints!

  49. lee cheney (verified owner)

    great experience

  50. jason newell (verified owner)


  51. Tyler Smith (verified owner)

    The taps were nice. Though if I found a cheaper program I would use.

  52. mariamorales125 (verified owner)

    Easy to read and instructions are good for how to get license

  53. Lonnie Rice (verified owner)

    I appreciate how simple you made everything. I’ve been a contractor for 30 plus years and it was such a relief not having to go through all the tedious tests that other programs provide.

  54. jason newell (verified owner)


  55. Joel Patterson (verified owner)

    I think it was excellent!

  56. Henry Arzola Flores (verified owner)

    Too expensive

  57. blair63 (verified owner)

    Formatted well, well worth the money.

  58. Christina Hillyer (verified owner)

    good, and very helpful

  59. ramiroarreola36 (verified owner)

    It was easily broken into chapters, made it easier to read, well organized, and the provided reading tabs helped a lot.

  60. Crystal Jewell (verified owner)

    I liked the layout of the book.

  61. Steve Hadley (verified owner)

    It was exactly what i needed!

  62. sierra.irais (verified owner)

    I would like to see online courses with study guides for each chapter

  63. ashsearp (verified owner)


  64. Jorge Rodriguez (verified owner)

    I like it

  65. Mike.s1032 (verified owner)

    Easy process

  66. John Moller (verified owner)

    There was some processing issues.

  67. joni.rodriguez23 (verified owner)

    Very helpful information.

  68. clarno331 (verified owner)

    works fine

  69. hyllandbrian (verified owner)

    It really helps to do this course when you have a busy schedule

  70. bayleystephan (verified owner)

    Instructions were clear and concise.

  71. Tacoma_jake (verified owner)

    The book is fairly easy to read and understand. I like the Final Inspection sections of each chapter, it reviews some of the more important material. I also like the Test Taking Tips and Practice Test Questions.

  72. Jay Martin (verified owner)

    good value

  73. marklarski (verified owner)

    A quality program for a reasonable price.

  74. Adam Bogy (verified owner)


  75. Jonathon Soileau (verified owner)

    Very easy to use and complete training material.

  76. nwwildliferemovalllc (verified owner)

    Great program

  77. nwwildliferemovalllc (verified owner)

    Excellent. Easy to use. Great practice quizzes.

  78. uriah.stewart (verified owner)

    Was exactly as advertised

  79. ashenridge (verified owner)

    Great for independent study. Quick delivery.

  80. adamlinford1991 (verified owner)


  81. (verified owner)

    Some of you question on you practice quiz are out of date need to be updated or something

  82. victorgaleana09 (verified owner)

    Great material.

  83. missblondemocha (verified owner)

    Pretty smooth

  84. scottwoodward85 (verified owner)

    Good self-paced option

  85. josephkoonce (verified owner)

    Nice booklet. Thanks for the help.

  86. james5thhaworth (verified owner)

    This course was great! Just what I needed.

  87. boldarwin (verified owner)

    The practice quiz had a question about hiring people with disabilities and the maximum number of employees a business can have before it is required to allow people with disabilities to apply for open positions. The test had four available answers, the correct answer on the test was 6 employees. In the manual the correct answer as I understand it is 15 employees. The program was convenient and easy to use. Thank you for your attention.

  88. james5thhaworth (verified owner)

    it was easy and well put together. thank you

  89. fonuam (verified owner)


  90. fonuam (verified owner)

    Very simple!

  91. badger63 (verified owner)

    There wasn’t really a course, just a manual to read and a form to fill out.

  92. William Ruud (verified owner)


  93. SteelCoBiz (verified owner)

    Great Course. I love the tabs, it helps out a lot when I need to find an answer.

  94. SteelConcrete (verified owner)

    Great study program, really straightforward with learning old fashion.

  95. freeheelsfreemind (verified owner)

    there could be more of a course.

  96. John Jesser (verified owner)

    Good coars

  97. ryanwells300xcw (verified owner)

    Read the book. Pretty Basic stuff

  98. jthighdesert (verified owner)

    Easy to read and follow

  99. Bo Soileau (verified owner)

    It was very user friendly and you guys made it easy for me to pick up my manual. Thank you

  100. greggspeer0888 (verified owner)

    Provided the necessary tools, and also made them easily accessible; for me to feel fully prepared to take and pass my CCB Exam

  101. horozcoram (verified owner)

    Good book

  102. pdamian864 (verified owner)

    Good overall.

  103. lisagumpster (verified owner)

    The course was easy to follow along.

  104. nesbittbrenden (verified owner)

    Easy to follow course

  105. kathy.perry75 (verified owner)

    It’s been helpful. Very easy thank you

  106. horozcoram (verified owner)

    Enjoyed the reading

  107. williamhartman14 (verified owner)

    Very informative

  108. hollyster22 (verified owner)

    Easy course and user friendly. I would recommend to change up the practice questions, if a user takes more than once

  109. danielcalomiti1181 (verified owner)


  110. brownfamily.496 (verified owner)

    Great course!

  111. Bryce1 (verified owner)

    Simple easy awesome

  112. alex.i.adamenko (verified owner)

    I like the quiz option, it really helped me study the content

  113. nwmedford (verified owner)

    Good program

  114. benjaminshackelford888 (verified owner)

    Simple and easy

  115. bigjim171 (verified owner)


  116. michaeltlydon (verified owner)

    Very informative

  117. penray24 (verified owner)

    well planed course

  118. cws7512 (verified owner)

    Look I g forward to taking my first practice test.

  119. vrnovy (verified owner)

    It was fine

  120. kstewart5113 (verified owner)

    great practice, quick delivery and easy contact for customer service.

  121. cflemaire (verified owner)

    Easy and straightforward.

  122. clark41976 (verified owner)

    Good. Hard to read the book without falling asleep. Should have a few videos to spice it up.

  123. jbscustomcabs (verified owner)

    great program. will definitely recommend!

  124. tylerdelugach (verified owner)

    Unable to set up training

  125. kyranhammond (verified owner)

    The practice test are very helpful in preparing for the test

  126. tylerdelugach (verified owner)

    The mobile site needs work

  127. simeon1696 (verified owner)

    Great course

  128. cws7512 (verified owner)

    Hopefully I will successfully pass test

  129. nathan (verified owner)

    Well put together

  130. mpalmer5220 (verified owner)

    Lots of information. Great book!

  131. armandon1470 (verified owner)

    great easy to use

  132. zanesc (verified owner)

    Solid approach.

  133. jmhernandez32 (verified owner)

    It was a very helpful course

  134. gateway_homes (verified owner)

    Straight forward and easy to navigate.

  135. richcastillo83 (verified owner)

    Very organized and an easy read! Well worth the money spent for preperation!

  136. ruslan (verified owner)

    The book is great, simple and easy to study.

  137. etuft44 (verified owner)

    I get a little jumbled with the reading but I think it’s good information and a good course

  138. Rodrickedens (verified owner)

    Great course!

  139. DAGAZEL (verified owner)


  140. paul973612006 (verified owner)

    would have preferred a tabbed study guide

  141. DAGAZEL (verified owner)

    I used you guys last time I had to take the CCB test and found the training easy to understand and maneuver.

  142. schuchzack (verified owner)

    Responded quickly to my question.

  143. joepetroplumbing (verified owner)

    This course is immersive and well laid out. The layout is easy to comprehend and straightforward to follow.

  144. mireyapelayo (verified owner)

    The practice questions are great! Just wish you had them for the Spanish book too.

  145. robertrich89 (verified owner)

    Informative, easy to understand

  146. mottlinger1 (verified owner)

    Quick and easy reading

  147. jjjttt6226 (verified owner)

    Hope I pass

  148. Daniel Megison (verified owner)

    It was simple and easy.

  149. yessabo123 (verified owner)


  150. antoniofajardo7492 (verified owner)

    I like I could study at my own pace and re read as much as I’d like.

  151. bellhurstgrey (verified owner)

    great teachable moments

  152. processpdx (verified owner)

    a book and access to a testing facility

  153. Jared Mikasa (verified owner)

    I just read through the Contractor’s Guide manual, so it’s unfair for me to rate this “course”. However the provided “Test Taking Tips” seem good and this “course” was the best value I came across. I’d be surprised if I don’t pass the test given it’s open book and the subject matter is straight forward.

  154. florentina13461 (verified owner)

    Excellent customer service. Available right away for my questions from start to end of process.

  155. florentina13461 (verified owner)

    Fast and courteous customer service. Available for random questions I had throughout process.

  156. tireshadavidson (verified owner)

    very informative

  157. tothster (verified owner)

    good book, thank you. easy to navigate as well.

  158. paul4587914 (verified owner)

    super cool and easy

  159. rbremer44 (verified owner)

    easy to do.

  160. jeremydf85 (verified owner)

    Effective, but not accurate. Question 16 of 75 in my practice test asked: “FLSA stands for ___”. My options were: “Federal Labor Standards Act”, “Federal Loan Savings Account”, “Flight Landing Standard Aviation”, “None of the above”. The correct answer is “Fair Labor Standards Act”. I selected “None of the above” and was given an “Incorrect” response by the test, when clearly I was correct. A minor bug or typo, but one that needs to be fixed. Other than that, I find the website easy to use and the test questions generally helpful.

  161. marcokivett (verified owner)

    Basic but easy to use. I’m happy with the overall purchase.

  162. samuel.j.eckert (verified owner)

    They offered everything that was promised.

  163. jsells1509 (verified owner)

    Very good study material. I was studying for my CA contractors license before i moved to Oregon and this material was much easier to read and remember

  164. nibler10 (verified owner)

    So far so good.

  165. Mikeldehart (verified owner)

    It was good.

  166. julianaelizabeth.scholl (verified owner)

    Easy to follow instructions and quiz questions were helpful.

  167. ilmlg (verified owner)

    Thank you.

  168. bcboyer1 (verified owner)

    Its all good

  169. ckillius (verified owner)

    The course was good and thorough. For me, it was mostly a refresher as a previous contractor, but it also included some new laws and changes to required procedures and useful examples.

  170. suttonlove7 (verified owner)

    It was easy reading and the people at big step were helpfull.

  171. simion5243 (verified owner)

    Love it.

  172. suttonlove7 (verified owner)

    Thought the book was easy to read and the process on line has been simple.

  173. jwestfa7 (verified owner)

    easy to follow website, and informative.

  174. peter (verified owner)

    Straight forward course. Easy to understand and follow.

  175. jr_tolliver (verified owner)

    Very fast

  176. edwardfschaffitz (verified owner)

    Great accommodations

  177. hunt4car (verified owner)

    Very simple, I liked it!

  178. benzjr (verified owner)

    great way you offer study tests . thank you

  179. taylorjes719 (verified owner)

    My only qualm was the option questions I got the same 75 every time when it was sold as having over 400 questions… This could have been my mistake

  180. eric.ashbrook (verified owner)

    Helpful thanks

  181. Kbritt77 (verified owner)

    very informative and easy to understand.

  182. jfkinator (verified owner)


  183. taylorcustard (verified owner)

    Wish i was asked this after the test

  184. tb (verified owner)

    practice test was very helpful

  185. TUCKERDOG1125 (verified owner)

    Great course. Very informative and easy to use.

  186. sales2 (verified owner)

    Course is fine It is really just self-study of the manual.

  187. carlosmartinezm.92718 (verified owner)

    Very helpful would recommend to anyone

  188. CHRIS2 (verified owner)

    Facilitated me nicely.

  189. finnmkenna (verified owner)

    Fast delivery, great product!

  190. vharper80


  191. tommarick (verified owner)

    Very simple

  192. overleesc (verified owner)

    some videos would be helpfull

  193. mashmore003 (verified owner)

    Having the practice test is very helpful.

  194. christopher51923 (verified owner)

    Good program study on your own time👌

  195. liebertsguideservice (verified owner)

    Practice test was a great help. I hope the actual exam is on par in terms of question format

  196. ewm727 (verified owner)

    Was what I paid for

  197. jennamarie110 (verified owner)

    Very thorough

  198. James (verified owner)

    great thanks

  199. zimmermans_k (verified owner)


  200. meleilikuone (verified owner)

    Fairly easy reading.. exam questions helped too

  201. jamesasmithpainting (verified owner)

    Simple and easy.

  202. gwrapache (verified owner)

    I got the manual and I took the online quiz. Thanks. That was my entire interaction….!?

  203. apolinario.a (verified owner)

    it appears good for those who are self learners!

  204. admin1 (verified owner)


  205. deschuteselectrical (verified owner)

    Great coarse

  206. andrewoyanguren (verified owner)

    Easy to follow, Tabs help marking each chapter.

  207. Nikolasecofriendly (verified owner)


  208. stujmcleod (verified owner)

    Easy way to take the course. Highly recommend.

  209. (verified owner)

    Good course exactly what I needed at a good price.

  210. Nicholas (verified owner)

    awesome course

  211. lpmaintenance2017 (verified owner)

    I like how you can use the online practice exam to help you study and prepare for test questions.

  212. sepoletna (verified owner)

    Thanks for the basics at an affordable price.

  213. CCardenasii (verified owner)

    This book is an excellent size and formatted very well.
    Thank you.
    Also, your website is very clean. Nice job.

  214. boldncourageous (verified owner)

    Impossible to know how this course rates without first taking the test.

  215. scott25minter (verified owner)

    great job

  216. garykuder (verified owner)

    So far so good thank you

  217. marcos.e.kassik (verified owner)

    Just reading.

  218. scott (verified owner)

    It was alright

  219. jason_trammel (verified owner)

    The tabs were helpful!

  220. faenavshivkov (verified owner)


  221. dannysikes.1 (verified owner)


  222. ryan.meschke (verified owner)

    Very easy to use and learn from.

  223. thomas.a.bennett (verified owner)

    Very easy and well put together!

  224. aaron (verified owner)

    I thought the course was good and informative

  225. marjoriekavanagh (verified owner)

    Thanks for the help with getting the book fast!

  226. Robert shelman (verified owner)


  227. firstdueconst (verified owner)

    It is good

  228. f3spyder (verified owner)

    great course

  229. handymantroy2 (verified owner)

    I expected there to be presentations of the material.

  230. zackalltrades (verified owner)

    According to the Oregon government website, your company has materials onl

  231. kristen.ray (verified owner)

    I prefer to just read through the book at my own pace, so this worked fine.

  232. scott (verified owner)

    It’s fine

  233. alor2 (verified owner)

    Nailed it! Great material.

  234. zuke2 (verified owner)

    Received materials promptly. Easy reading. Would recommend to others.

  235. f.soriano017 (verified owner)

    Everything was simple and easy to use.

  236. Gerald McNabb (verified owner)

    Well done. The guide was well-written and formatted in such a way that it was fairly easy reading.

  237. randy leblanc (verified owner)

    i haven’t taken the test yet….but seemed to be thorough…

  238. Christopher (verified owner)

    very helpful, thanks.

  239. Torben (verified owner)


  240. Todd (verified owner)

    Very stimulating and informative, I came away with good information that I know will be useful going forward.

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