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CBO 3 part exam

William T Smith

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HA! Not long enough. 2 months and 2 days, but as a "Codes Enforcement Officer", and as Animal Control and Environmental Control at that. My county panicked and signed me up for the provisional license. Now i have the 60 day window to pass a module. I am learning Legal may be the best. I am in for it I think! I always have found forums and associations to be the best real source of info!
In my state, WV the provisional is 2 years. Check your state and see who controls that.( Fire Marshall, State Board, etc. ) Can't hurt to double check.
Best of luck. @ 6 months you're gonna need it brother
 

archer

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Greetings gentlemen. I am new here and just passed my legal module for the CBO. I am starting to study for the management test. I'm looking for practice tests, study guides or anything else that would aid in passing. For anyone that has not passed the Legal module. Let me know and I can pass on what I have that would help.

Thanks
 

archer

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New to the site and I am searching for help from others that have endured the new CBO exam nightmare. I am just now starting to study for the management portion of the exam and I cannot find anything that would give me an idea of what types of questions they are asking. Is there any of you guy/gals that have taken the test and could possibly show me what direction I need to go in. I do in return have some notes on the legal portion that I would be more than willing to share in return.

Thanks in advance.
 

Dutyman

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Archer, did you take your MM exam yet? I passed mine and can offer some study suggestions. I'm scheduled to take the Legal exam next month.
 

Dutyman

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No, Not yet. I'm studying for it now. I can do the same with the legal exam for you.

Here are some of the main areas that were covered. Most of the questions actually referenced the book that the question was for.
Budgeting: Go through the budget types and budget cycles. Get to know all the fund types and what they are used for as well. Know the equity types, finance dept duties and financial reports.
HR: Go through hiring process, performance evaluations and HR software systems and their uses.
Management: Go through supervisor/building officials roles, supervisor expectations from employees and evaluating employees
Inspector skills: Inspectors main role as an educator, customer service regarding listening and complaints, communication.
Only a few questions on IBC and IFC regarding who gets notice for violations and posting notices.
If anything else pops in my mind, ill add to it but this covers a majority of the topics. I hope this helps!
 

rktect 1

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Uhg. I just signed up with Pronto to do athe FB module. Trying to take all three of these within the next 30 days or so. Anybody do the PRonto online test?
 

Kurt

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I'm just starting this myself, and wanted to know what books I need for each exam and any recommendations.
 

Rpitre

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Greetings gentlemen. I am new here and just passed my legal module for the CBO. I am starting to study for the management test. I'm looking for practice tests, study guides or anything else that would aid in passing. For anyone that has not passed the Legal module. Let me know and I can pass on what I have that would help.

Thanks
 

Rpitre

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Greetings gentlemen. I am new here and just passed my legal module for the CBO. I am starting to study for the management test. I'm looking for practice tests, study guides or anything else that would aid in passing. For anyone that has not passed the Legal module. Let me know and I can pass on what I have that would help.

Thanks
I'm studying for legal right now,can you please pass me on what you have to help me with legal. My email address is, myboyhaven@hotmail.com. l would appreciate all the help. Thank you.
Greetings gentlemen. I am new here and just passed my legal module for the CBO. I am starting to study for the management test. I'm looking for practice tests, study guides or anything else that would aid in passing. For anyone that has not passed the Legal module. Let me know and I can pass on what I have that would help.

Thanks
Greetings gentlemen. I am new here and just passed my legal module for the CBO. I am starting to study for the management test. I'm looking for practice tests, study guides or anything else that would aid in passing. For anyone that has not passed the Legal module. Let me know and I can pass on what I have that would help.

Thanks
 

Rpitre

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I'm studying for legal right now,can you please pass me on what you have to help me with legal. My email address is, myboyhaven@hotmail.com. l would appreciate all the help. Thank you.

Here are some of the main areas that were covered. Most of the questions actually referenced the book that the question was for.
Budgeting: Go through the budget types and budget cycles. Get to know all the fund types and what they are used for as well. Know the equity types, finance dept duties and financial reports.
HR: Go through hiring process, performance evaluations and HR software systems and their uses.
Management: Go through supervisor/building officials roles, supervisor expectations from employees and evaluating employees
Inspector skills: Inspectors main role as an educator, customer service regarding listening and complaints, communication.
Only a few questions on IBC and IFC regarding who gets notice for violations and posting notices.
If anything else pops in my mind, ill add to it but this covers a majority of the topics. I hope this helps!
I'm studying for legal right now,do you have any thing I can use to help me with my legal. Thanks Rob.
 

Saugie53

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Hi Everyone, I see there are many posts on this but only a few with info. I, along with many others recently it seems, am just about to start trying to take all 3 exams required in order to get my CBO Certification. I was planning on starting with the Management Module, then the Legal Module and finishing with the Building Codes and Standards Module. I have purchased all of the books stated in the exam info on the ICC website for all 3 exams but like many others have said both the Human Resources and the Budgeting Books are tough reads. I was hoping someone who has recently taken the exams could point me to the sections of the books I should be focusing on because committing those entire books to memory is not an easy task and I cant find any decent study guides for each module that would give me an idea of what types of questions will be asked and what sections to pay more attention to trying to remember. If anyone has any tips/info they could give me I would really appreciate it!
 

Shoe0811

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I couldn’t get ahold of a study guide. But what I did was read all the non code books cover to cover minus the budgeting book, because ya know... it was written by accountant nerds. That one I only got familiar with the TOC like any code book. If you can, take the Legal and Management same day since you have almost all the same books. I did this and passed them same day so no need to go another and drag 90% of them again. The BC&S exam took me three attempts.

Email me and I can explain better.
 

Saugie53

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Thanks, That is a good tip about taking both the same day...I am planning on taking the tests through pronto (I used it when I took the B1 residential inspector exam and it was pretty nice to be able to do it all from my house) but if you think the legal and management were similar and they do use some of the same books maybe taking them both the same day will keep some of the questions from one in my mind while taking the other
 

Saugie53

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Thanks all. Did anyone find the answer to the question posted about an emergency inspection after a deck collapse?
1 misfeasance
2 nonfeasance
3 malfeasance
4 liability

Lol if you read the post everyone has a different answer or view.
I think it’s b. Because the question states “ had not conducted a proper connection inspection “ and nonfeasance = nonperformance of some act that a person is obligated or has the responsibility to perform.
Thanks all I’ll keep you posted
I know Rob has posted that he passed the test but for future reference for anyone who takes the legal exam I just read this chapter of the legal aspects of code administration and it clearly explains the difference between misfeasance and nonfeasance is the difference between action and inaction nonfeasance as defined above by Rob is "the non performance of some act that a person is obligated or has the responsibility to perform" which would be if the inspector did not perform the inspection at all so that would be inaction and couldnt be the answer because according to the question they did perform an inspection they just did not do it properly...Misfeasance has the word "proper" in the definition and that was also in the question ( one thing I have realized from taking the ICC exams is they will usually either tell you the book it's out of in the actual question or they will word the question so when you look it up in the book you will find it word for word usually) and misfeasance is "the improper performance of some act that a person may lawfully do" question actually says the inspector did not properly perform the inspection which makes you think that they still did the inspection and that would be that act that they're lawfully doing but did not do it properly. So the answer would be A. Misfeasance
 
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