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Exam Prep Course

Virginia Residential Building Construction (RBC) Exam Prep Course

  • Starting at $ 249.00


  • Course Duration: 4 Hours
  • Course Type: In-Class / Live Webinar $349; Online Pre-Recorded $249
  • Books Required: 3

Virginia Residential Building Contractor (RBC) Exam Prep Course

A Virginia Residential Building Contractor's contracts may include construction, remodeling, repair, improvement, removal, or demolition on real property owned, controlled, or leased by another person of dwellings and townhouses, as defined in the USBC, including accessory buildings or structures on such property.

The RBC classification does not provide for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or gas fitting services and does not allow construction, repair, or improvement, to commercial, industrial, institutional, or governmental use structures outside of dwellings and townhouses as defined in the USBC.

The residential building classification includes but is not limited to the functions carried out by the following specialties for contracts of dwellings and townhouses, as defined by the USBC, and related accessory use buildings or structures: Concrete contracting, Masonry contracting, Home improvement contracting, Painting and wallcovering contracting, Industrialized building contracting, Roofing contracting, Landscape service contracting, and Swimming pool contracting.


Exam Prep Class:

This class will prepare you to take the Virginia Residential Building Contractor (RBC) exam at PSI. We cover all the pertinent material within the reference manuals you are allowed to bring into the exam. The pre-recorded content included with all class purchases also includes practice exam questions and answers to prepare you to take the timed exam.


Class Days and Times:

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

The online pre-recorded content is 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:

8:30 am ET – 12:30 pm ET


Additional Courses

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!



Exams are administered by PSI and can be scheduled by registering at

Exam Subject Areas

# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
80 56 (70%) 160 minutes


Subject Area # of questions
Layout 7
Excavation 6
Foundations 7
Framing 9
Insulation 3
Ventilation 3
Windows, Doors, and Skylights  3
Exterior 10
Decks, Walks, and Ramps 4
Finishing 6
Masonry 4
Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs 1
Prints, Plans, and Specifications 8
Safety and Employee Protection 8
Construction Debris, Cleanup, and Disposal 1

You can also refer to the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin here for more information on testing policies.


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