Virginia $trade() Contractor License

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Virginia $Trade() Contractor License Exams

Below are the specifications (test type, duration, academic content, etc.) for each exam needed to get the $trade() contractor's license in Virginia.

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Virginia Classs A/B Contractor Exam (Business and Law)

To be a Class A contractor (No monetary restriction on projects) you need to pass all three parts. To be a Class B contractor (Projects less than $120,000 and yearly revenue of less than $750,000) you need to pass Parts 1 and 2 only.

Part 1: Virginia Portion

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Open Book: Yes
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Number of Questions: 24
  • Passing Score: 18
  • Time Allowed: 48 Minutes
  • Subjects Involved (Number of Questions):
    • Regulation of Contractors (7)
    • Board Rules and Regulations (5)
    • Building Codes (5)
    • Transaction Recovery Fund (5)
    • Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations (2)

Part 2: General Portion

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Open Book: Yes
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 35
  • Time Allowed: 100 Minutes
  • Subjects Involved (Number of Questions):
    • Business Organization (2)
    • Estimating and Bidding (10)
    • Contract Management (10)
    • Project Management (7)
    • Risk Management (3)
    • Safety (5)
    • Labor Laws (3)
    • Financial Management (5)
    • Federal and State Taxes (4)
    • Lien Laws (1)

Part 3: Advanced Portion

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Open Book: Yes
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Number of Questions: 24
  • Passing Score: 17
  • Time Allowed: 60 Minutes
  • Subjects Involved (Number of Questions):
    • Estimating and Bidding (1)
    • Contract Management (4)
    • Project Management (1)
    • Risk Management (2)
    • Safety (2)
    • Labor Laws (4)
    • Financial Management (5)
    • Federal and State Taxes (4)
    • Lien Laws (1)

Official list of books and specs for the Virginia Contractor A/B Exam (Business and Law)