Virginia Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) Contractor License

The Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Artificial marble
  • Burned clay tile
  • Ceramic
  • Terrazzo
  • Encaustic
  • Faience
  • Quarry
  • Semi-vitreous
  • Cementitious board
  • Other tile

The General, Virginia, and Advanced portions must be passed by the applicant interested in Class A. Class B applicants must complete the General and Virginia portions of the examination. Applicants applying for Class C are only required to take a trade exam.

How to apply for a Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) Virginia Contractor License?

  1. Create or have a business entity
  2. Select one of the following classes for a qualified employee:
    • Class A - No money restrictions
    • Class B - It is restricted to contracts/projects less than $120,000, with the total amount of all contracts/projects performed in 12 months remaining below $750,000
    • Class C - It is restricted to contracts/projects less than $10,000, with the total amount of all contracts/projects performed in 12 months remaining below $150,000
    • Requirements for Class A, B, and C
      • Be at least 18 years of age
      • Be a full-time employee or a manager of the business
      • Complete a board-approved basic business course
      • Receive approval for tests or have been exempt from the exam required by § 54.1-1106 of the Code of Virginia
      • Class A requires a minimum of 5 years of experience, Class B requires a minimum of 3, and Class C requires two years in the classification or specialty selected
      • Disclose the following information about the firm, all members of the responsible management, the designated employee, and the qualified individual for the firm:
        • Submit its financial information, excluding any property owned as tenants by the entity, the firm shall state a net worth or equity of $45,000 for Class A, and for Class B, any property with a net worth or equity of $15,000 or more
        • Provide information on past debt, outstanding tax obligations, defaults on bonds pending, or past bankruptcies for the past five years
        • Disclose any monetary penalties, fines, suspensions, revocations, or surrender of a license in connection with disciplinary actions
        • All non-marijuana misdemeanor convictions within three years of the date of application
        • All felony convictions during their lifetimes
  3. Pass the Designated Employee Class A/B examination, Class C does not require this examination
  4. Complete a pre-licensure education course that the DPOR provider has approved
  5. Send your application to:
    Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400 Richmond, VA 23233
    (804) 367-851
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  6. Apply and pass the PSI© Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) test
    • Apply online in PSI©:
      1. Sign in or create an account
      2. Fill out the information
      3. Schedule and pay the examination
    • If applying by phone, mail, or fax:
      1. Fill out the examination registration form
      2. Schedule and send the fee
      3. Send the information to:
        210 E Tropicana - Las Vegas, NV 89121
        (855) 340-3910
        Fax (702) 932-2666
  7. When the exam is approved, expect the application to be sent via mail to the registered address

Virginia Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) Contractor License Exam Prep Courses

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    Lecture videos

    Practice questions

    Key concepts

    Step-by-step solutions to math problems

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Virginia Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) Contractor License Exams

Below is all the information related to the trade and Designated Employee Class A/B exams, including the official reference lists.

Virginia Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 120 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 35 Questions
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Plan Reading and Estimating (5)
    • General Tile Knowledge (12)
    • Grouting and Finishing (4)
    • Adhesives (4)
    • Tile Installation (12)
    • Terrazzo (8)
    • Safety (5)
  • PSI© Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) Official Content Outline

Virginia Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) Contractor Designated Employee Class A/B Exam

  • Testing Method: Open book
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 98
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 208 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score:
    Virginia Portion (18 out of 24)
    General Portion (35 out of 50)
    Advanced Portion (17 of 24)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Virginia Portion (24)
      • Regulation of Contractors (7)
      • Board Rules and Regulations (5)
      • Building Codes (5)
      • Transaction Recovery Fund (5)
      • Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations (2)
    • General Portion (50)
      • 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)
    • Advanced Portion (24)
      • 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)
  • PSI© Designated Employee Class A/B Official Content Outline

Virginia Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) Contractor Book Set

This set of books includes all required references for the Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) and Designated Employee Class A/B exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS, and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • VIRGINIA TILE MARBLE CERAMIC AND TERRAZZO (TMC) - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $391.60
  • VIRGINIA TILE MARBLE CERAMIC AND TERRAZZO (TMC) - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $461.60

Virginia Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) Contractor Exam Books

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Virginia Tile, Marble, Ceramic, and Terrazzo (TMC) Designated Employee Class A/B Exam Books

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