Virginia Commercial Building Construction (CBC) Exam Prep Course - Contractors Institute

Virginia Commercial Building Construction (CBC) Exam Prep Course

  • Starting at $ 249.00

Virginia Commercial Building Technical Construction Contractor Exam Prep for the PSI Exam


Exam Prep Class: 

The Virginia CBTC exam prep class prepares you to take the CBTC PSI Exam. (Also sometimes referred to as the CBC exam; CBTC and CBC are synonymous.) In this comprehensive exam review, we present the course material and teach you how to navigate around the books.  The course covers all of the 13 books and manuals that you are allowed to bring into the PSI exam.  The class lasts approximately Eight hours and you will get immediate access to all of our online course review material and CBTC practice test as soon as you register.  

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:  

Fridays  8:30 am - 3:30 pm ET

Books:  You are allowed to bring 13 books into the exam.  

  1. International Building Code
  2. Modern Masonry
  3. Gypsum Construction Handbook
  4. Carpentry & Building Construction
  5. ANSI Accessible Buildings
  6. 29 CFR Part 1926 Related Standards (CTC Summary of the public domain document)
  7. Technical Digest 9 Handling and Erection of Steel Joists
  8. Placing Reinforcing Bars
  9. The Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete
  10. Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  11. Roofing Construction and Estimating
  12. SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck
  13. Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code - Part 1 SUMMARY of the Public Domain Document (You do not need the full Part 1 for the exam)

Link to purchase the book bundle: Commercial Building Contractor Book Bundle

Link to purchase the tabs: Commercial Building Contractor Tabs


License Requirements: 

If the CBTC performs specialty services, all required specialty designations shall be obtained. The commercial building classification includes but is not limited to the functions carried out by the following specialties:

Billboard/sign contracting
Commercial improvement contracting Concrete contracting
Farm improvement contracting
Industrialized building contracting
Landscape service contracting
Marine facility contracting
Masonry contracting
Painting and wall-covering contracting Recreational facility contracting
Roofing contracting
Swimming pool contracting

Exam and Application:

Exams are administered by PSI and can be scheduled online or by calling PSI EXAMINATION SERVICES (800) 733-9267

The exam consists of 80 questions and you have 180 Minutes to complete the test.  You must get 70% (56 correct answers) in order to pass the exam.

Site Work


Concrete including Reinforcement








Thermal and Moisture Protection


Associated Trades
Finishes including Drywall Metal Stud Framing
Insulation and Moisture Control Doors, Windows, and Glazing




Estimating and Plan Reading


General Building Code Requirements Life Safety and Egress
Fire Protection Requirements General Code Provisions




Additional Courses:

Every new Virginia Contractor needs to take the Virginia PreLicense Course

Virginia Requires every company to have a business law licenses.  We offer Virginia Business Law:  Class A/B Exam Prep class.

Technical Exams RBC Exam Prep Class,  Highway Heavy Exam Prep Class12-State NASCLA Exam Prep Class


License Application Info:

PSI Info on the exam: Please click here to get the new Virginia Commercial Building Contracting Examination Candidate Information Bulletin from PSI

Our Virginia Page has more information about the exam, PSI and taking the test. 

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