We’re proud of our high passing rate consistent for over 20 years:

  • We can help you prepare and pass your PSI exams.
  • Our courses focus only on PSI exam-question topics.
  • Nationwide companies’ general topics cannot beat us dedicatedly covering our local area, VA/MD.
  • We’ve been in this business since 1999!

All of our courses are offered with our exclusive Guarantee Policy:

  • Guaranteed repeat for 3 months for all CONTRACTORS and 6 months for all TRADESMAN exam prep courses.
  • All of our course fees include all the materials for the course (No separate additional charges).
  • Take a class with us now so we can help you pass your exam and get your license!

We have moved to 1751 Pinnacle Dr Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102.

Register On-Line Here

(by choosing from the following four categories of courses we offer)


  • All classes are ONLINE (virtual remote class with “live” instructor via Zoom conference)
  • Please call us to register or for additional information: (703) 298-4556
  • Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm (Please call us before you visit our office!)

To register or for more detailed info: Click on Register link after each course description below. Please try to register at least one week before the start of your class to make sure you receive all class materials which are available for in-person pick-up at our main office (or by USPS mail, only if you are located inconveniently far away!)

  • VA Class-A/B Business License Exam prep including Pre-License Education Certificate: 5-day (15-hour) online course: Dec 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 (Tue & Thur: 7-10pm) Register
  • VA Class-A/B Business License Exam prep without Pre-License Education Certificate: 5-day (15-hour) online course: Dec 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 (Tue & Thur: 7-10pm) Register
  • Virginia Clase A/B Preparación del Examen de Negocio con Prelicencia en Español: Dec 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 (Martes y Jueves: 6-9pm) Register
  • VA Home Improvement Contractor (HICSpecialty License Exam prep: 4-day (12-hour) online course: Dec 18, 19, 20, 21 (Mon to Thur: 6-9pm) Register
  • Commercial Improvement Contractor (CICSpecialty License Exam prep: 3-day (9-hour) online course: Jan 3, 6, 10 (Wed: 5:30pm-8:30pm & Sat: 9am-12pm) Register
  • Residential Building Contractor (RBC) Specialty License Exam prep: 4-day (12-hour) online course: To Be Announced (Wed: 5:30pm-8:30pm & Sat: 9am-12pm) Register
  • Commercial Building Contractor (CBC) Specialty License Exam prep: 5-day (15-hour) online course: Dec 9, 13, 16, 20, 23 (Wed: 5:30pm-8:30pm & Sat: 9am-12pm) Register
  • Maryland Home Improvement Contractor (MHIC) License Exam prep: 2-day (7-hour) online course: December 11 & 13 (Mon & Wed: 6:30pm-10pm) Register
  • Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation (HVAC) Journeyman/Master Exam prep: 7-day (21-hour) online course: starting Nov 2 (7 Thursdays: 5-8pm) Register
  • Electrician (ELE) Journeyman/Master Exam prep: 10-day online course: starts on December 29th (10 Fridays: 5-8pm) Register
  • Plumber (PLB) Journeyman/Master Exam prep: 6-day online course: To Be Announced (6 Thursdays: 5-8pm) Register
  • VA/MD/DC Gas Fitter Master/Journeyman Exam prep: 4-day online course: To Be Announced Register
  • Intensive & Basic Blueprint Reading (+Code Basics): 8-day virtual online course, prerequisite course for Contractor License applicants seeking RBC or CBC as their Specialty Exams
  • Fire Alarm Nationwide Certification Exam prep course; 10-day exam prep at McLean/Tysons
  • Learning the Basic HVAC with CFC Certification; Up to 240 hours of vocational training will be equivalent to 6 years of actual job experience (in order to meet DPOR’s 10-year experience requirement for PSI exam) (including EPA 608 Certification)
  • Learning the Basic ELE; Up to 240 hours of certified vocational training will be equivalent to 6 years of actual job experience (in order to meet DPOR’s 10-year experience requirement for PSI exam)

All M/E/P Journeyman exam prep courses above require pre-approval from DPOR and must have min. 10 years of experience – Our Vocational Training (max. 240 hours) can fulfill some of this requirement, for up to 6 years of experience can be substituted by 240 hours of Vocational Training).

Office Location & Hours

McLean/Tysons (main office)

Sterling-Lab (Temporarily Closed)

Centreville Class (Temporarily Closed)

Office Building


Over 12,000 clients and counting!   For more than 20 Years we’ve been helping our clients to become licensed contractors!  We can help you, too!  Start building your career with us now!                           

♦ All courses authorized by VA DPOR for Contractors and Tradesmen education.
♦ VA DPOR-authorized Vocational Training (V/T) Provider for M/E/P (for experience requirement: maximum 240 hours of V/T to substitute for 6 years of experience)
♦ Authorized by North American Technician Excellence
(NATE-Recognized) Training Provider.

Do you need qualifying HVAC/ELE/PLB Journeyman License, but have less than 10 year experience?

  • We offer Vocational Training (VT) – Fully authorized by VA DPOR for substituting maximum of 6 years of actual work experience.
  • Qualify for Master License after one year of Journeyman status.
  • Please call 703-298-4556 or visit us for detailed information.

Ace Tech Institute is VA Board for Contractors fully authorized Tradesmen Formal Vocation Training provider.

Our Mailing Service

We can mail your class material if you are inconveniently far away from us and if you register at least a week in advance of start of your class.

Please contact ContactUs@contractVA.com for any technical problems or VA DPOR reporting questions.

Teaching young contractors!; We welcome great teachers and new course ideas, including online lectures.
Great P/T opportunity.
E-mail: ContactUS@contractVA.com

Our McLean location (3 classrooms) and 2 other(Sterling/Centreville) locations (6-7 classrooms) have many more spacious classes available.