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Virginia Commercial Building Construction (CBC) Exam Prep Course

  • $ 297.00


  • Course Duration: 7 Hours
  • Course Type: In-Class/Webinar; Online Pre-Recorded
  • Books Required: 13

Virginia Commercial Building Contractor (CBC) Exam Prep Course

A Virginia Commercial Building Contractor's contracts may include construction, remodeling, repair, improvement, removal, or demolition on real property owned, controlled, or leased by another person of commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, and accessory use buildings or structures. The CBC classification does not provide for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or gas fitting services and does not allow construction, repair, or improvement, of dwellings and townhouses as defined in the USBC.

The CBC contractor may act as a prime contractor and contract with subcontractors to perform work not permitted by the CBC license. The commercial building classification includes but is not limited to the functions carried out by the following specialties for contracts of commercial, institutional, governmental, and accessory use buildings or structures, including multi-family housing:

Billboard/sign contracting, Marine facility contracting, Commercial improvement contracting, Masonry contracting, Concrete contracting, Painting and wall covering contracting, Farm improvement contracting, Recreational facility 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 Commercial Building Contractor (CBC) exam at PSI. Online course content is delivered to you immediately upon purchase so you can begin your studies today! 

All online pre-recorded and live classroom/webinar class purchases include access to our online learning content. Our online course includes book highlighting guides and practice quizzes for each book and subject area of the exam, as well as unlimited attempts in our Virginia Commercial Building Contractor Exam Simulator that mirrors subject areas, number of questions, and format/layout of the real exam at PSI. Our practice exams are dynamic and pull new questions from our extensive question bank each attempt, so you can keep practicing navigating your books within a time limit until you feel prepared for the real open-book exam.


Class Days and Times:

Our online pre-recorded content is available with 24/7 unlimited access for 180 days after purchase. If you purchase a live webinar or live classroom option, you will receive a live class invitation in addition to your online learning content.

Live classes are held from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM on the above dates.

If you require an extension after your initial 180 days of course access, contact our support team to request a course extension for $50.


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. 



We offer a book bundle for the Virginia Commercial Building Contractor exam, available here. You may take the approved references in this bundle into the exam with you.

Tabbing and Highlighting books is part of our exam prep curriculum. If you want to save time preparing for your exam, check out our exam-ready pre-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

Virginia CBC Exam Subject Areas

What is on the Exam?

# of QuestionsMinimum Passing ScoreTime Allowed
8056 (70%)180 minutes


Subject Area# of questions
Site Work8
Concrete including Reinforcement9
Thermal and Moisture Protection8

Associated Trades

Finishes including Drywall

Metal Stud Framing

Insulation and Moisture Control

Doors, Windows, and Glazing

Estimating and Plan Reading8

General Building Code Requirements

Life Safety and Egress


Fire Protection Requirements

General Code Provisions


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


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