Virginia Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) Exam Prep Services & Materials
We offer everything you need to prepare for the Virginia HIC 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.
Virginia HIC Contractors may perform repairs or improvements to dwellings and townhouses as defined in the USBC or structures annexed to those dwellings or townhouses as defined in the USBC. The RBC classification also provides for this function. The HIC specialty does not provide for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or gas fitting functions. It does not include new construction functions beyond the existing building structure other than decks, patios, driveways, and utility outbuildings that do not require a permit per the USBC.
Preparing for the Virginia Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) Exam
We offer everything you need to prepare for the Virginia HIC exam at PSI!
To prepare for the HIC 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.
What is on the Exam?
|# of Questions||Minimum Passing Score||Time Allowed|
|50||35 (70%)||120 minutes|
|Subject Area||# of questions|
|Painting and Wall Covering||4|
|Rough Carpentry and Framing||5|
|Windows and Doors||4|
You can also refer to the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin here for more information on testing policies.
What You'll Need to Prepare for the Exam
Exam Prep Course
Our Virginia Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) Exam Prep course is available in three options: live in-person, live-streamed via webinar, and online pre-recorded. Live courses are held every Thursday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm ET. Our classroom is located in Richmond, Virginia, or you can join us anywhere via live interactive webinar.See More
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.See More
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.
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