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Frequently Asked Questions


Question:  What is your office phone number?  

Answer:  Our new office number is (781) 561-1440.  We are not always available to answer phone calls.  To get a fast response, send us an email at masscodeprep@gmail.com

Question:  Where are your classes located?

Answer:  Our CSL Prep Classes are held at Medford High School, 489 Winthrop Street, Lecture Hall 2, Medford, MA 

                Our Continuing Education Workshops are held at the Andrews Middle School, 1 Freedom Way, Cafeteria, Medford, MA  If using a GPS, do not use the Mystic Valley Parkway address for the school.  Use Freedom Way.

Question:  Can I take six hours of CEU online and six in class?

Answer:  Yes!  Click on Online Code Campus  to find information on what online hours to take and Click on Info/Register to find six hour, in-class dates.  If you do take six hours online, I would suggest you take at least one hour of Safety.  **The other five hours can be on any topic you like (electives).  You can finish up your required hours of Code Review, Business Practices, Energy and Lead (for first time renewal only) in the Saturday portion of one of our classes.  Click Here for dates.

** Online classes only cover the International Code.  That's why we suggest taking the Saturday portion of our workshop in class.  The Code Review, Business Practices and Energy portion, as it pertains to MA is discussed in class.

The decision of what topics you take online is up to you.  If you have taken any classes online, reach out to us and I will tell you what topics you need to complete in class and let you know what time to show up to complete your remaining hours.

Question: How do I register for the exam?

Answer: After you take the prep course, you will send in your application (all of the below information is covered in class in detail)  In class, we go over the entire application and the process for applying, test day and what to do after.

1. To be 18 years old at the time of the exam.

2. Have at least three years of experience  in building construction or design in the field in which you wish to be licensed.

3. Provide documentation of your experience  List your duties as they directly relate to the field of building construction or design.

4. Provide a notarized signature indicating:  you have read and understand this bulletin 2) the truthfulness of the information provided on the registration form 3) that you have filed all state tax returns and paid state taxes. Information provided will be used by the state to determine eligibility for licensure. 

5. Not have previously passed an examination in the same license class and/or received a license in the same class. Exceptions: 1) individuals whose license has been expired for more than two years 2) individuals as ordered to re-examine following an adjudicatory hearing. 

Click Here to download an application and bulletin.  All the above is described in detail on page 3 of the application bulletin.


Question: What is the exam registration fee?

Answer: The fee for the exam is $100.00 payable to Prometric. Payments may be made by money order, company check, cashiers check or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard) PERSONAL CHECKS AND CASH ARE NOT ACCEPTED. FEES ARE NONTRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE. 

Question: How do I schedule my exam?

Answer: 10 days after mailing in your application, you should contact Prometic to schedule your exam. You can contact them by internet at the Prometrics website , or if you choose to, you can schedule the exam by phone. (800)-813-6671 Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8am and 9pm (EST) 

Question: How long after I send in my application do I have to schedule my exam? 

Answer: Once your exam registration form has been processed by Prometric, you have 90 days to schedule your exam. After 90 days, your registration will expire and you will forfeit all fees submitted. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT REGISTER FOR YOUR EXAM UNTIL YOU ARE PREPARED TO TAKE THE EXAM!  Peter will let you know when to complete your application and send it in.

Question: If I already scheduled my exam, but need to reschedule for a different day how do I do that?

Answer: To avoid a rescheduling fee, you must contact Prometric at least three full business days before the day of your scheduled appointment. Before you reschedule your exam, refer to the following table to determine the last day you may reschedule without paying a $40 rescheduling fee.

If your exam is on:                   Call by 9pm(est) the previous:

Monday                                          Tuesday

Tuesday                                         Wednesday

Wednesday                                    Thursday

Thursday                                        Friday

Friday                                            Monday  


Question: What happens if I take my exam but do not pass? 

Answer: Unfortunately, if you do not pass your exam, you will need to complete another registration form, submit it with another $100.00 exam fee and schedule another exam.  You do not need to send in the documentation again if you schedule another exam within 2 years.

Question: What do I need to bring on the day of my exam? 

Answer: Arrival. You should arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled exam appointment. This allows time for you to sign in and for staff to verify your identification and documentation. References. You are allowed to use the Massachusetts State Building Code and the reference standards identified in the content outline during your exam and must bring copies of these references with you to the test center. Identification. You must present a valid form of identification before you can test. That identification document must:

• Be government-issued (e.g., driver’s license, passport, state-issued identification card or military identification card).

• Contain both a current photo and your signature. Have a name that exactly matches the name used to register for the exam (including designations such as “Jr.” and “III”).

Question: When will I receive my exam results? 

Answer: You will have your results immediately after the exam. 

Passing score. If you receive a score of 70 percent or above, the score report will have the word “pass” printed on it. Numerical passing scores are not reported to avoid potential misuse of the scores in hiring. Your score report will include information on obtaining your license.

Retake information. Candidates who do not pass the exam will receive a score report with the word “fail” printed on it. The score report will also contain the candidate’s numerical score and a Strength and Weakness Report

IMPORTANT: You may take the exam twice in a 90-day period. Once the 90-day period expires, you can again take the exam twice in the next 90-day period. It is recommended that you spend some time studying between attempts. We also allow students who took our class, to come back and retake the class if you failed the exam.  There is no charge to re-take the class if you show your fail slip.**   

**you must come back within a year of taking your original class with us.