CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, and DEWALT® have announced the release of the DEWALT Contractor’s Exam Preparation (CEP) portal, an online resource containing web-based courses to help construction professionals prepare for certification and licensing exams.

According to the organizations, the CEP portal provides professionals working in the areas of building, HVAC, plumbing, or electrical with the resources necessary to prepare for an exam. Subscribers will have online access to test preparation and remediation materials that help to raise the probability of passing a certification or licensing test on the first attempt. The portal contains numerous practice tests, with hundreds of sample questions for each topic area offered. In addition, the portal offers immediate grading with answer keys, a timer to monitor how long it takes to complete the test, study tips, and code references for applicable questions.

“We are excited to introduce a new, more convenient way for students to access our DEWALT exam preparation materials,” said Greg Clayton, vice president, Delmar. “Once a tradesman has completed all schooling and training in the field, the licensing exam is essentially the ‘final step’ of the process. We are working to make the preparation for this important step as effective and accessible as possible. Those studying for their exam will now have instant access to practice tests and related references, all through the convenience of a simple Internet connection.”

The DEWALT preparation materials within the portal will each be offered for under $50, with a Business & Project Management Course also available for $20. Exam preparation materials within the CEP portal will prepare professionals for the following exams and topic areas:

HVAC: NATE®, ICE, RSES®, HVAC Excellence™, State Contractors License, and State Limited Energy License

Plumbing: Journeyman, Apprentice, Master, Contractor, Pipe Fitting, and ICC® Certification

Electrical: Journeyman, Contractor, Master, Maintenance, Residential, and Signs

Building: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Remodeling & Repair, Home Improvement, and ICC® Certification

Business & Project Management: Business Planning, Estimating, Jobsite Safety, Licensing, Tax Laws, Contract Management, Financial Management, Labor Management, Risk Management, Lien Laws, and Business Calculations

For more information on the DEWALT Contractor’s Exam Preparation portal, visit

Publication date: 7/23/2012