Delmar and DEWALT® Create New Online Portal for Licensing Exam Preparation

New portal provides a convenient way for professionals to prepare for building, electrical, plumbing or HVAC licensing exams

Clifton Park, NY – July 16, 2012 – Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, and DEWALT® today announced the release of the DEWALT Contractor’s Exam Preparation (CEP) portal, a new online resource containing web-based courses to help Construction Professionals prepare for licensing and certification exams.

The DEWALT CEP portal provides professionals working in the areas of building, electrical, plumbing or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) with the resources necessary to prepare for a licensing exam.  Within the CEP portal, subscribers will have exclusive online access to test preparation and remediation materials that help to raise the probability of passing a licensing test on the first attempt. The CEP portal contains numerous practice tests, with hundreds of sample questions for each topic area offered. Additionally, the portal features, 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 just $20. Exam preparation materials within the CEP portal will cover building, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and business & project management, and will prepare professionals for the following exams and topic areas:

  • Building: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Remodeling & Repair, Home Improvement and ICC® Certification
  • Electrical: Journeyman, Contractor, Master, Maintenance, Residential and Signs
  • Plumbing: Journeyman, Apprentice, Master, Contractor, Pipe Fitting and ICC® Certification
  • HVAC: NATE®, ICE, RSES®, HVAC Excellence™, State Contractors License and State Limited Energy License
  • 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 please visit For more information or to purchase other products from Delmar and DEWALT, please visit  

About Delmar and Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, is the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Delmar’s market-leading imprints include Chilton, Milady and NetLearning. For more information please visit or

About DEWALT (
DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DEWALT tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America.