VA BLD or HIC(Home Improvement Contractor) SPECIALTYContractor Exam prep course


To be LICENSED as VA BLD Contractor, you must pass the BLD Part – administered by PSI – to confirm that you have attained at least a minimum level of knowledge regarding the principles, practices, statutes and regulations on Building technology.




Our monthly course (12 hours minimum) is held;


 1. Tysons: every Saturday (9 am-1 pm) for 3 Saturdays each month.  Expect to visit 2-3 more evenings to review PSI exams.


 2. Woodbridgeevery Thursday (6-10 pm) for 3 Thursdays each month.  Expect to visit 2-3 more evenings to review PSI exams.




Requirements for Obtaining your License


You must pass the Virginia Building Technical Exam to apply for the Building classification.


·The Virginia Contractor Building Technical examination is required for anyone who wants to perform framing work on new construction.


·In addition, an 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course is required to be completed to become licensed as a contractor.


· Passing this exam is required for Virginia Class A, B, or C license.


This type of contractor includes construction on real property owned, controlled or leased by another person of commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, residential (single- family, two-family, or multi-family) and accessory use buildings or structures. This license also allows remodeling, repair, improvement or demolition of these buildings & structures.


Reciprocity Agreements/ Continuing Education As of this time, there is no reciprocal licensing. There are no continuing education requirements as of this time.




Exam Details


·The Building Technical exam has 80 questions and a time limit of 160 minutes.


·A 70% is required to pass.


·Fees for the exams are $85and this application is separate from your Class-A application.


·Topics on the Examination include layout; excavation; foundations; framing; insulation; ventilation; windows, doors and skylights; exterior; decks, walks and ramps; finishing;


masonry; swimming pools and hot tubs; prints, plans, and specifications; safety and employee protection; construction debris; cleanup and disposal.




Books and References for the Exam


The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be  highlighted. All these material included in your tuition ($695). 


·2009 International Residential Code


·Carpentry and Building Construction


·OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926




We have TWO more reference material for you;


 1. Building Code Basics (Residential, 2012)


 2. Class Binder (w/ many old PSI questions)




> Our tuition including ALL above material (or, deducting book costs, if you already have some of above).


> Our guarantee policy extending two more sessions (or 8 nights), w/o charge – until your passing the test.


> You will get two (2) reference books by mail, after your on-line payment.