Virginia Class A/B Exam Prep Courses & Reference Materials

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We offer everything you need to prepare for the Virginia Class A and B Contractors Business Law exam.

To prepare for the exam, you will need books and tabs as well as our exam prep course. We also give the option to purchase pre-tabbed and highlighted books, saving you valuable hours of highlighting the information within the books yourself.

The Class A/B Exam is a 2- or 3-part exam that covers the business and law portion of the testing requirements for Virginia Class B and Class A Contractor Applicants.

You can view the Candidate Information Bulletin for the exam here.

Passing the three 'Virginia,' 'General,' and 'Advanced' sections of the exam is required of all Class A applicants. For Class B applicants, the 'Virginia' and 'General' portions are required, and the 'Advanced' section is optional. This exam is to be taken by the designated employee or member of responsible management of the entity applying for licensure. There is an additional 8-hour Pre-License requirement for all new Virginia Contractors: Classes A, B, and C. The same person who takes the Pre-License course must be the same person who takes the Class A/B license exam.

What's on the Exam?

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Passing Score: 18

48 minutes are allowed to complete this portion.

  1. Regulation of Contractors (7 Items)
  2. Board Rules and Regulations (5 Items)
  3. Building Codes (5 Items)
  4. Transaction Recovery Fund (5 Items)
  5. Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations (2 Items)


Passing Score: 35

100 minutes are allowed to complete this portion.

  1. Business Organization (2 Items)
  2. Estimating and Bidding (10 Items)
  3. Contract Management (10 Items)
  4. Project Management (7 Items)
  5. Risk Management (3 Items)
  6. Safety (5 Items)
  7. Labor Laws (3 Items)
  8. Financial Management (5 Items)
  9. Federal and State Taxes (4 Items)
  10. Lien Laws (1 Item)


Passing Score: 17

60 minutes are allowed to complete this portion.

  1. Estimating and Bidding (1 Item)
  2. Contract Management (4 Items)
  3. Project Management (1 Item)
  4. Risk Management (2 Items)
  5. Safety (2 Items)
  6. Labor Laws (4 Items)
  7. Financial Management (5 Items)
  8. Federal and State Taxes (4 Items)
  9. Lien Laws (1 Item)

Exam Preparation

What you'll need to prepare for the exam

Exam Prep Course

This prep course is available in three options: Pre-Recorded, Live In-Class, and Live Webinar.

The online pre-recorded content is also included with the purchase of any live course to serve as a follow-up study material. Pre-Recorded content includes highlighting instructions and practice exam questions for each book.

Pre-Recorded classes are available to you immediately upon purchase and can be completed at your own time and pace. 

Live Classes are a one-day intensive prep course, held on:

Tuesdays 3:00 - 6:30 pm ET

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Book Bundle

The Virginia Class A/B Exam is an open-book exam. You may bring theapproved references listed hereinto the exam with you. We also offerpre-tabbed and highlighted booksas well to save you the time of tabbing and highlighting the book yourself.

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Our exam prep tabs help mark the commonly referenced sections of the books used in the exam. Don't waste time flipping through your books in the timed exam - our tabs help you to be able to quickly reference important material in your books and move on to the next question without wasting valuable time.

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License Requirements

Steps to obtaining your license

All Virginia Contractor Applicants are still required to meet other state licensing regulations in order to obtain a license. This includes taking a mandatory 8-Hour Pre-License Course before applying for licensure as well as submitting a license application. All applicants must also take a technical exam specific to the type of work they perform. We offer exam prep courses and materials for nearly every exam in Virginia - check them out here!

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