Virginia Contractor Class A/B/C License

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Virginia Commercial Improvement License and Exam
Steps to Success

1. Obtain pre-approval from the State to exam.
2. Purchase Exam Prep and Books.
3. Schedule and pass your State Exams.
4. Submit your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance to the State.

8 Hour Pre-Licensing:
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8 Hour Course: $89.99

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Trade Review: $149.99
A/B Review: $79.99
8 Hour Pre-Licensing: $89.99

About This License

There are three types of Virginia contractor’s licenses: Class A, Class B, and Class C. The licenses are generally based on the monetary limits of projects that your business will be bidding on.

Virginia Class A contractors are unrestricted in the dollar amount of contracts they may complete.

Virginia Class B contractors can perform work on or manage projects up to $120,000 per project or $750,000 yearly.

Virginia Class C contractors can perform work on or manage projects that are greater in value than $1,000 (but not more than $10,000) but not more than $150,000 yearly.

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If you are not able to pass your exam on the SECOND attempt, we will refund your course fee. Conditions do apply.

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Requirements to Obtaining your License

A contractor's license is required in Virginia when the project exceeds $1,000.

Class A Contractor Requirements:
  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass General, Advanced, and Law exams
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 5 years experience and a net worth of at least $45,000
Class B Contractor Requirements:
  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass General and Law exams
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 3 years experience and a net worth of at least $15,000
Class C Contractor Requirements:
  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 2 years experience

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer review for the Virginia Contractor Class A and B license through online practice tests. Our practice tests include over 350 questions and are designed to be the best and most efficient way to prepare you for your business and law examination. Each time you take the practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database so you never see the same test twice. For more information on our online class, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910 or click buy now below to enroll.

The mandated 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course is also available online. The fee for the course is $89.99. The course is completely self-paced. You can take it an hour today, 10 minutes next week, or all in one session. We track your progress for you. After you complete the course, we will inform the state.

Online Practice: $79.99
8 Hour Required Education: $89.99

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. “Virginia Contractor's Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management” is available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore. The remainder references are available to print online free of charge.

Exam Details

  • Fees for the exams are $40 for the 1 portion, $72 for 2 portions or $85 for 3 portions.
  • Virginia requires that a specialty exam must be passed in your specific field to obtain a license. These vary depending on the scope of work you are trying to get licensed for.
  • To schedule your exam, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Virginia Portion (Class A and B)
  • 24 Questions, Time limit of 48 minutes
  • 75% is required to pass
  • Topics on the exam include regulations of contractors; board rules and regulations; building codes; transaction recovery fund; Virginia erosion and sediment control regulations.

General Portion (Class A and B)
  • 50 questions and a time limit of 100 minutes
  • 70% is required to pass
  • Topics on the exam include business organization; estimating and bidding; contract management; project management; risk management; safety; labor laws; financial management; federal and state taxes; and lien laws.

Advanced Portion (Class A only)
  • 24 questions and a time limit of 60 minutes
  • 71% required to pass
  • Topics on the exam include business organization; estimating and bidding; contract management; project management; risk management; safety; labor laws; financial management; federal and state taxes; and lien laws.

Continuing Education

None.

Applying to Get Your License

Applications for licensure can be obtained from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation State Board for Contractors by calling 1-804-367-8511. Application fees are as follows:

  • Class A: $385
  • Class B: $370
  • Class C: $235

Reciprocity Agreement

As of this time, there is no reciprocal licensing.

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