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Virginia Highway Heavy License Exam Prep Course

  • Starting at $ 399.00


  • Course Duration: 4 Hours
  • Course Type: In-Class/Webinar; Online Pre-Recorded
  • Books Required: 10

Virginia Highway Heavy (H/H) Exam Prep Course

A Virginia Highway Heavy license covers individuals whose contracts include construction, repair, improvement, or demolition of the following:

Bridges, Railroads, Dams, Roads, Drainage systems, Runways, Foundations, Streets, Parking lots, Structural signs and lights, Public transit systems, and Tanks

The functions carried out by these contractors include but are not limited to the following:

Building demolition, Nonwater well drilling, Clearing, Paving, Concrete work, Pile driving, Excavating, Road marking, Grading, and Steel Erection

These contractors also install, maintain, or dismantle the following: 1. Power Systems for the generation and primary and secondary distribution of electric current ahead of the customer's meter; 2. Pumping stations and treatment plants; 3. Telephone, telegraph or signal systems for public utilities; and 4. Water, gas, and sewer connections to residential, commercial, and industrial sites, subject to local ordinances


Exam Prep Class:

This class will prepare you to take the Virginia Highway Heavy (H/H) exam at PSI. We cover all the material within our selection of the reference manuals you may bring into the exam, which we have found is contained within the ten books listed below.


Class Days and Times:

This prep course is available in three options: Pre-Recorded, Live In-Class, and Live-Streamed Webinar.

The online pre-recorded content is included with the purchase of any live course to serve as 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 the dates listed above.


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 Highway Heavy exam, available here. You may take the following references into the exam with you:

  • Modern Welding
  • Design & Control of Concrete Mixtures
  • Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook, MAPH-2
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars
  • Stormwater Summary
  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girder
  • Installation Guide for Ductile Pipe
  • Excavation & Grading Handbook Revised
  • Code of Federal Regulations CFR Part 1926 and Related Standards
  • Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods

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

Exam Subject Areas

What is on the Exam?

# of Questions Minimum Passing Score Time Allowed
70 49 (70%) 180 minutes


Subject Area # of questions
Road Construction 12
Erosion and Damage Control 6
Steel Erection 5
Utility Connections 8
Tanks 6
Concrete Structures 9
Railway Construction 2
Welding 4
Piles 5
Runways 3
Backflow Prevention 2
Safety 8

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


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