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Exam Prep Course

Virginia Commercial Improvement Contracting (CIC) Exam Prep Course

  • $ 297.00


  • Course Duration: Self-Paced; 180 Days Access
  • Course Type: Online Pre-Recorded
  • Books Required: 8

Virginia Commercial Improvement Contractor (CIC) Exam Prep Course

A Virginia CIC license allows contractors to providerepair or improvement 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 workOnly a CBC license will cover new construction functions of commercial structures in Virginia.


Exam Prep Class:

This class will prepare you to take the Virginia Commercial Improvement Contractor (CIC) exam at PSI. Online course content is delivered to you immediately upon purchase so you can begin your studies today! 

All class purchases include access to our online learning content including book highlighting guides and practice quizzes for each book and subject area of the exam, as well as unlimited attempts in our Virginia CIC 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:

This prep course is an online, self-paced course. After purchasing, you will have access to the course for 180 days. If you need a content extension, you can contact our support team and renew access for an additional 180 days for $50.


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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 can purchase an exam prep tab set for the Virginia Commercial Improvement Contractor Exam at the link here.



The Virginia CIC Exam is open-book. You may bring the approved references listed here into the exam with you.

Tabbing and highlighting books for use in the exam is part of our exam prep curriculum. In a hurry to take your exam? Check out our exam-ready pre-tabbed and highlighted books that can save you hours of preparing your own books for the exam!


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 CIC Exam Subject Areas

What is on the Exam?

# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
50 35 (70%) 120 minutes


Subject Area # of questions
Windows and Doors 4
Rough Carpentry and Metal Framing 9
General Code Requirements 5
Roofing and Exterior Siding 7
Drywall 5
Concrete 7
Masonry 8
Safety 5

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


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