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Virginia Class A/B Exam Prep Courses & Reference Materials

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Virginia Class A/B Business Law Exam Prep Services & Materials

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.

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.

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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Books Required

The Virginia Class A/B Exam is an OPEN BOOK exam.  

The following books are allowed to bring into the exam:

  • Virginia NASCLA Manual 8th Edition - NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management
  • Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), 2015, Part 1 Summary

We offer the reference manuals and permanent tabs for the exam. We also offer pre-tabbed and highlighted reference books to save you the time of highlighting yourself!




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)

What You'll Need to Prepare for the Exam

Exam Prep Course

Our Business Law Exam Prep course is available in three options: live in-person, live-streamed via webinar, and online pre-recorded. Live courses are held every Tuesday from 3:00 - 6:30 pm ET. Our classroom is located in Richmond, Virginia, or you can join us anywhere via live interactive webinar.

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Book Bundle

The Virginia Class A/B Exam is an open-book exam. You may bring the approved references listed here into the exam with you. We also offer pre-tabbed and highlighted books as 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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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)

Other Licensing Requirements

All Virginia Contractor Applicants are still required to meet other state licensing regulations in order to obtain a license. All applicants must complete the Mandatory 8-Hour Pre-License Course and submit a license application to DPOR. Class A and Class B Applicants must also take and pass a business law exam before submitting a license application to DPOR.

We offer exam prep services and materials for the Virginia Contractors Class A/B Exam as well as License Application Fulfillment Services.

Haven't taken the mandatory 8-Hour Pre-License Course? Get started today on our partner site, Virginia Exam Training!

You can learn more about the Virginia Business Law exam here.