Virginia Commercial/Residential Building Construction COMBO (CBC/RBC) Exam Prep Course - Contractors Institute

Virginia Commercial/Residential Building Construction COMBO (CBC/RBC) Exam Prep Course

  • Starting at $ 449.00


Virginia Commercial Building Technical Construction and Residential Building Construction COMBO Exam Prep for the PSI Exam

Online Pre-Recorded Course $449 / Live-in Class or Webinar $649

Exam Prep Class: 

The Virginia CBC exam prep class prepares you to take the CBC PSI Exam. (Also sometimes referred to as the CBTC 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. 

The RBC exam prep course covers the material allowed inside the Virginia Residential Building Construction exam. The RBC course lasts around 4 hours.

License Description:

In Virginia, a combination of RBC and CBC license will cover you to complete nearly all construction projects. You will still need separate licenses if you plan to do trade work, (such as electrical, HVAC, plumbing, or gasfitting) or highway construction.

Click here to see a document defining all licenses provided by DPOR. Refer to pages 3 and 5 to see scope of practice for CBC and RBC licenses, respectively.


Class Days and Times: 

RBC Class: Thursdays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

CBC Class: Fridays  8:30 am - 3:30 pm ET

Books:  You are allowed to bring 13 books into the CBC exam, and 4 books into the RBC exam. 

Books 1-13 are to be used with the CBC Exam Prep Class and Exam. Books 12-14 are to be used with the RBC Exam Prep Class and Exam.

  1. IBC 2012
  2. Modern Masonry
  3. Gypsum Construction Handbook
  4. ANSI Accessible Buildings 
  5. Technical Digest 9 Handling and Erection of Steel Joists
  6. Placing Reinforcing Bars
  7. The Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete
  8. Pipe and Excavation Contracting
  9. Roofing Construction and Estimating
  10. SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck
  11. Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code - Part 1 SUMMARY of the Public Domain Document (You do not need the full Part 1 for the exam)
  12. 29 CFR Part 1926 Related Standards (CTC Summary of the public domain document) (used for both CBC and RBC exams)
  13. Carpentry & Building Construction (used for both CBC and RBC exams)
  14. IRC 2012

     


    Exam and Application:

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

    The CBC 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. The exam consists of the following:

    Subject # of Questions

    Site Work

    8

    Concrete including Reinforcement

    9

    Masonry

    9

    Metals

    9

    Carpentry

    9

    Thermal and Moisture Protection

    8

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

    7

    Safety

    7

    Estimating and Plan Reading

    8

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

    6

     

    The RBC exam consists of 80 questions - you must answer 56 (70%) correctly to pass. You have 160 minutes to complete the exam. The RBC exam consists of the following:

    # of Questions

    Minimum Passing Score

    Time Allowed

    80

    70% (56 correct)

    160 Minutes

    Subject Area

    # of Items

    Layout

    7

    Excavation

    6

    Foundations

    7

    Framing

    9

    Insulation

    3

    Ventilation

    3

    Windows, Doors, and Skylights

    3

    Exterior

    10

    Decks, Walks, and Ramps

    4

    Finishing

    6

    Masonry

    4

    Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs 1
    Prints, Plans, and Specifications 8
    Safety and Employee Protection 8
    Construction Debris. Cleanup, and Disposal 1

     

    Want to know more about the exams?  Click here for the Virginia CBC Exam Candidate Information Bulletin, and click here for the Virginia RBC Exam Candidate Information Bulletin.

    Additional Courses:

    Every new Virginia Contractor needs to take the Virginia Pre-License 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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