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General Building Manual - Carpentry and Roofing  

This course is designed to familiarize the students with the various aspects and procedures of carpentry and roofing. The course will also introduce the students to the language of carpentry and roofing and help them understand the basic terminology of the same.

Throughout this course, students will learn about carpentry requirements such as platform and balloon framing, different types of roofs, roofing materials and the 2003 Supplement.


  • Be able to calculate a board foot
  • Identify and differentiate between terms such as pitch and slope
  • Understand the Carpentry Requirements such as platform and balloon framing, window framing, and hanging doors
  • Identify and differentiate between the different types of roofs
  • Know about roofing material such as asphalt shingles, wood shingles and wood shakes
  • Understand the Fire Resistance Classification of Roofing Materials
  • Know the 2003 Supplement


  • Board Foot
  • Pitch and Slope
  • Carpentry Requirements
  • Types of Roofs
  • Roofing Materials
  • 2003 Supplement

Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page. This course has been approved for two hours, and requires no prerequisites.

This course includes individual quizzes which must be passed with a 100% to proceed forward to the next lesson. Additionally the final exam must be passed with a 70% to pass the course.

The final exam can be taken up to three times if necessary

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion.