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Help passing the F3 2009 Fire Plans Examiner

Discussion in 'Talk to the ICC Board' started by batgirlmich, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. batgirlmich

    batgirlmich Member

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    Hi, I have just taken the F3 2009 for the third time and failed yet again, with scores of 68, 72, and 73. I have used the ICC Campus Online to help prepare and passed that very easily, but still did not pass the exam. I am at a loss of what else I can do to help me pass this exam. Does anyone have an tips or suggestions? Thank you for any help you can give me.
     
  2. steveray

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    Welcome to the forum!....I passed it about a year ago, tabbed up the book and highlighting helps a bit for speed....Are you finishing or running out of time? Is it your first cert or do you have others? I believe that all of my IBC familiarity helped alot. Because I don't use the IFC daily....
     
  3. cda

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    Welcome

    Tab the book, index and table of contents

    Kind of know what chapter an item is in
     
  4. fatboy

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    Welcome to the forum.

    cda has it right, figuring out the layout of the book will save you a lot of time and aggravation. Index and TOC are your friends, use them. If you still have time left on the campus, keep hitting it, makes you go the book and find answers, which gets you more better acquanted with the book.

    Good luck, you are so close, 4th time is a charm! Let us know!
     
  5. batgirlmich

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    Thanks, I have tabbed the book, been going through all of them for almost a year now. I have passed the B1 and B2 already. I guess I was wondering if there was something else people had done, another place for practice questions, etc. I really appreciate the answers.
     
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    To get my Local Inspector License, I have to pass B1, B2, and F3, no choice in which ones I get to take. Thank you for the link
     
  8. cda

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    OHHHH

    so what is your field of expertize building or fire, or a little of both, or close to just getting started??

    so what is passing 75 or 80
     
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    You need those 3 to work in MA as an inspector.....My last boss was nice enough to pay for the tests for me...
     
  10. cda

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    Public or private??
     
  11. batgirlmich

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    City Inspector in MA, need 75 to pass. It is just frustrating to only be a few points away
     
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    Guess the good thing for the next test is that you kind of know the flow and what to expect

    Is it weighted to IFC / ibc more than the other books or nfpa weighted ?
     
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    How long have you been inspecting ??
     
  14. batgirlmich

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    I find most of the answers in the IFC and IBC. I have been working here since May 2013.
     
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    maybe go through the test and concentrate on the IB IFC questions

    You can miss 14 and still pass

    Should do it the next time!!!!!!
     
  16. Gregg Harris

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    When an individual takes the same test repeatedly with out a marked difference in there score what is happening is you are consistent in the answers that are both correct and in correct.

    This usually leads to answers that the test taker feels correct in answering but are actually the weak points.
     
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    I am planning on taking the review, because that is my thinking as well
     
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    Over the years I have asked my people to try and remember as many questions as they can and write them down when they come out of the test that they failed. Then we try and find the answers together when they are back in the office. It has been my experience the incorrect answer was due to the fact the test taker failed to check the footnote in a table or continue reading the section and there was an exception or a sentence at the end that would say that XXXX wasn't applicable to YYYYY occupancy. JMHO
     
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    Thank you for the tip. I am going to see what I have been getting wrong during the review this week.
     
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    Hi everyone, I thought I would update those of you nice enough to reply. I did the challenge to find out which questions I had gotten wrong. I did challenge a few, and ICC accepted my challenge, so I have now passed the exam. Thank you for all of your advice.
     

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