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Virginia Contractors Class A/B Exam Prep Course

  • Starting at $ 249.00

Business and Law Exam Required of all Class A and Class B Virginia Contractor Applicants


  • Course Duration: 3.5 Hours
  • Course Type: In-Class / Webinar $349; Online Pre-Recorded $249
  • Books Required: 2

Virginia Class A / B Business Law Exam Prep Course

Virginia DPOR requires contractor applicants to pass two types of exams to obtain a license: a business law exam and a technical exam.  There is an 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.

The Virginia Class A/B Business Law exam has three sections: Virginia, General, and Advanced. Class B contractor applicants are required to take and pass the Virginia and General sections. The 'Advanced' portion is optional for Class B applicants. Class A contractor applicants are required to take and pass all three sections.


Exam Prep Course:

This course will prepare you for the three-part Class A or two-part Class B Business Law exam at PSI. We will cover the information within both reference manuals allowed inside the exam: the NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management - Virginia 8th edition, and the Code of Virginia USBC Part 1 Summary.

The online pre-recorded content included with any (live or pre-recorded) course purchase includes highlighting instructions and practice exam questions for each book.


Class Days and Times:

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

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


3:00 - 6:30 pm ET


Virginia Contractor License Classifications

Virginia offers three classifications of contractor licenses: Classes A, B, and C.

Holding at least a Class C license is required for the completion of any project exceeding $1,000 in labor and materials.


Class A Contractor (unlimited license)

This classification of license is required for all building construction projects exceeding $120,000 in labor and materials and for contractors having yearly revenue over $750,000. The Company must have a $45,000 net worth or supply proof of a $45,000 surety bond.


Class B Contractor (intermediate license)

This classification of license is required for all building construction projects exceeding $10,000 in labor and materials and for contractors having yearly revenue over $120,000. The Company must have a $15,000 net worth or supply proof of a $15,000 surety bond.


webinar access time

Online Content is available for 180 days after purchase. To extend content access an additional 180 days, a $50 course extension fee is required. If you have any questions, please contact our support team.

Additional Materials

The exam at PSI is open-book. You may bring the approved references into the exam, and reference manuals may be tabbed and highlighted. Tabs must be permanent adhesive tabs - removable tabs such as post-its are not allowed in the examination center. 



You may take the following references into the exam with you:

  • NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Virginia 8th edition
  • Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), 2015 edition

We offer these books in a bundle, available here.

Don't want to tab and highlight your books? We'll do it for you! Check out our tabbed and highlighted book bundle here.


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

The class A exam consists of three parts: Virginia, General, and Advanced.


One Portion $40

Two Portions $72

Three Portions $85

Virginia Portion

Items: 24

Passing Score: 18

Time Allowed: 48 Minutes

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)

General Portion

Items: 50

Passing Score: 35

Time Allowed: 100 Minutes

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)

Advanced Portion

Items: 24

Passing Score: 17

Time Allowed: 60 Minutes

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)


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