VA DPOR Regulatory Changes effective Jan. 1, 2016
Building Contractor (BLD) classification has been removed and replaced with Residential Building Contractor (RBC) and Commercial Building Contractor (CBC).   Commercial Building Contractors (CBC): 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”.


Pre-approval required for the Specialty exam – please refer to TABLE in bottom for the overall process, and below rule;

 Effective March 1, 2016, all Specialty test will require pre-approval from DPOR prior to taking the examination. For more information please contact the Board for Contractors Licensing Section directly at (804) 367-8511.   You will get the copy of 3 page ‘Experience Verification‘ form to submit VA DPOR, while in our class.

It has been reported that pre-approval can require anywhere from 7 days to 45 days.


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Course dates at Tysons location: total 5 nights (20 hours) – Next class to start from July 8 (plus 11, 15, 18 & 22) .  Hours are 6-10 p.m (2 Tuesdays), and 9-1 (3 Saturdays).      Please register now for more details & mailing you the text material.    

Course Fee: $855 (includes International Building Code (IBC, 2012), Pipe & Excavation Contracting, and Building Code Basics/Commercial). No additional charges until you pass the exam based on our Guarantee policy (good for two more free sessions or 10 nights for 6 months after the course completion date).  A class completion Certificate of 20 hours issue on final day of the session.

Please expect to visit 2-3 more evenings to review PSI exam questions at our Tysons location.  Your visit to refresher will be every Monday and Thursday (2-9 pm) in general.

Two more Textbooks are required (not included in the course fee): (1) Carpentry and Building Construction (2016) – $119, (2) OSHA (safety) Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926 – $59.  Purchase available at Tysons office.

Per the regulation, if you perform specialty services, you must obtain all required specialty designations that includes but is not limited to 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
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– IBC Codebook cost can be deducted from the tuition if you already have that.
– Seats are limited, register early to secure your place.

PSI Exam:   Number of Questions: 80

  Minimum Passing Score: 70% (56 correct answers)

                      Time Allowed: 180 minutes
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Thank you for the registration. We look forward to seeing you in class!

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