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Virginia Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) and Commercial Improvement Contractor (CIC) Exam Prep Services & Materials
We offer everything you need to prepare for the Virginia HIC and CIC exams.
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.
Similarly, Virginia CIC Contractors may perform repairs or improvements to structures not defined as dwellings and townhouses in the USBC. The CBC classification also provides for this function. The CIC classification does not provide for the construction of new buildings, accessory buildings, electrical, plumbing, HVAC or gas work.
What You'll Need to Prepare for the Exam
Exam Prep Course
Our Virginia Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) and Commercial Improvement Contractor (CIC) 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.Get Started
The Virginia Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) and Commercial Improvement Contractor (CIC) Exams are open-book exams. 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.Get Started
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.Get Started
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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