Virginia Home Improvement (HIC) and Commercial Improvement Contracting (CIC) Exam Prep Online Pre-Recorded COMBO - Contractors Institute

Virginia Home Improvement (HIC) and Commercial Improvement Contracting (CIC) Exam Prep Online Pre-Recorded COMBO

  • $ 449.00


Virginia Home Improvement (HIC) and Commercial Improvement Contracting (CIC) Exam Prep COMBO

This is a pre-recorded, Instructor-led Exam Prep class for you to complete online at your convenience. We cover all of the books that you are allowed to bring into the Commercial Building Contracting (CIC) and Home Improvement Contracting (HIC) exams. 

Exam Prep Class:

The Home Improvement Contractor Exam Prep class will prepare you to take the HIC exam.  Home Improvement Contracting (HIC) means that service which provides for repairs or improvements to dwellings and townhouses as defined in the USBC or structures annexed to those dwellings or townhouses as defined in the USBC. The RBC classification also provides for this function. The HIC specialty does not provide for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or gas fitting functions. It does not include new construction functions beyond the existing building structure other than decks, patios, driveways and utility outbuildings that do not require a permit per the USBC. 

HIC includes the following specialties and they are not required to be listed separately on your contractor license.

  • Masonry Contracting (BRK)
  • Painting and Wallcovering Contracting (PTC)
  • Roofing Contracting (ROC)

The CIC Exam Prep class will prepare you for the Commercial Building Technical Contractor exam.The Board for Contractors Rules and Regulations defines Commercial Building Contractors (CBC) as those individuals whose contracts 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.

If the CBC performs specialty services, all required specialty designations shall be obtained. The commercial building classification includes but is not limited to the functions carried out by the following specialties:

  • Billboard/sign contracting
  • Commercial improvement contracting
  • Concrete contracting
  • Farm improvement contracting
  • Industrialized building contracting
  • Landscape service contracting
  • Marine facility contracting
  • Masonry contracting
  • Painting and wallcovering contracting
  • Recreational facility contracting
  • Roofing contracting
  • Swimming pool contracting

Class Dates and Times:

This is a pre-recorded class for you to complete at your convenience. If you'd rather join us for a live class, click here.

Virginia License Requirements:

You must apply to DPOR before taking any technical exams in the state of Virginia. You can find all of the DPOR application forms here.   Virginia is a dual-license state.  You must have a Business / Law and technical license.  Business Law is Class A, B or C depending on the size of your projects.  If you are a first-time Virginia contractor, you will need to first take the 8-Hour Pre-License Course
 

Exam and Application:

The Virginia HIC Exam is consists of 50 questions. You have 120 minutes to complete the exam. It covers the following areas of content:

Subject Area # of Questions

Concrete

4

Masonry

4

Painting and Wall Covering

4

Drywall

4

Rough Carpentry and Framing

5

Siding

5

Finish Carpentry

5

Roofing

5

Insulation

5

Safety

5

Windows and Doors

4

 

Click here to see the new Virginia Home Improvement Contracting Candidate Information Bulletin from PSI.

The Virginia CIC Exam is 50 questions. You have 120 Minutes to complete the exam.
It covers the following areas of content:

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

 

Click here to view the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin for the Commercial Building Technical Contractor Exam.

 

Books:

We offer a bundle containing all books needed for the HIC and CIC exams.

 

Buy our pre-printed, permanent tabs for the HIC and CIC book bundles here.

Want us to tab and highlight your books for you? Click here to purchase our tabbing and highlighting services for your books.


Additional Courses:

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

Other Virginia Technical Exams: RBC Exam Prep Class and CBC Exam Prep Class,  Highway Heavy Exam Prep Class15-State NASCLA Exam Prep Class

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

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