Virginia Commercial Improvement Contracting (CIC) Exam Prep Course - Contractors Institute

Virginia Commercial Improvement Contracting (CIC) Exam Prep Course

  • Starting at $ 249.00

Commercial Improvement Contracting Exam Prep Course

Online Pre-Recorded Course $249 / Live-in Class or Webinar $349

This is an Instructor-led Exam Prep class held on Fridays. We have live classes at our office in Richmond, VA or you can join via Webinar.  You will need to order the CIC Book Bundle. Tabs are NOT included in the bundle, you can purchase the tabs at the following link. 


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:



8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Virginia Commercial Improvement Contractor Exam is an OPEN BOOK exam.  We will tab and highlight all of the material on the following books that you are allowed to bring into the exam:
  1. Virginia USBC
  2. International Residential Code 2102
  3. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 edition
  4. 29 CFR Part 1926 and Related Standards
  5. International Building Code 2012 Edition
  6. Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone, Clois E. Kicklighter, 8 th edition
  7. Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th edition, 2014
  8. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 15th edition

Click here to purchase the book bundle: Virginia Commercial Improvement Contractor Book Bundle


The Virginia CIC Exam is 50 questions - 120 Minutes
It covers the following subject areas:

Windows and Doors


Rough Carpentry and Metal Framing


General Code Requirements


Roofing and Exterior Siding










After you get approval from Virginia DPOR to take the exam, you can register at PSI:  Please click here to get the new Virginia Commercial Improvement Contracting Examination Candidate Information Bulletin from PSI

First Time Virginia Contractor?  You will need to take the Virginia Pre-License Course.

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

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