These two Specialties, CBC and RBC, will qualify your company as a “general contractor” licensed to BUILD as well as IMPROVE. You should have this Specialty when you pull the building permit from counties, or cities. Only CBC and RBC can handle structural members of building, addition and new constructions.
A. Online 5-day, 15-hr Course (Zoom) Interactive Class with “live” Instructor (Not a pre-recorded video course)
> Can take it from anywhere > Email link sent on each class day
December 9, 13, 16, 20, 23
Course Fee: $999 includes,
1) International Building Code (IBC, 2015) 2) Pipe & Excavation Contracting
3) Handling & Erection for Steel Joist/Joists and Joist Girders
4) SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck 5) CBC Class Binder (containing additional material)
VA DPOR Regulatory Changes effective 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 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.
Your pre-approval (of your Specialty pre-qualification) can require anywhere from 2-4 weeks. Please check VA DPOR’s optional “Expedite process” requiring extra fees.
There are pre-qualification requirement by VA DPOR (Licensing Board) for your past experience; Class-A (5 years), Class-B (3 years) field trade experience. For this CBC prequalification, you may include your commercial construction, addition, structural works in the Experience Verification form.
Any Responsible Management (Owner, Partners, Associates) or, field employee can take the test (after receiving VA DPOR approval letter/email). If one of your employees take the test, the DPOR may require your employee’s W-2 for License Application.
The content of this “CBC Specialty exam” contains the function of your field knowledge and familiarity of specifications/regulations.
Course Fee: $999includes,
1) International Building Code (IBC, 2015), 2) Pipe & Excavation Contracting, 3) Erection of Steel Joist/Joist Girders Also there are TWO class binders (equivalent/copies of 3 more textbooks) for you. No problem to deduct the book costs, in case you have any of the books.
Two more Textbooks are required (not included in the course fee): 1) Carpentry and Building Construction (2016) 2) OSHA (safety) Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926 Purchase available at McLean/Tysons office.
No additional charges until you pass the exam based on our Guarantee policy (good for two more free sessions for 6 months after the course completion date). A class completion Certificate of 15 hours to 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 (2-8 pm) in general.
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:
– 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
Thank you for the registration. We look forward to seeing you in class!
We need to verify your payment/registration receipt and PSI test result before you can rejoin classes.
Three (3) months for VA/MD Contractors license:
We will not charge you any extra fees if you’re within the guaranteed period
Access to the Practice Exams
Retake the course if you fail the exam within the guaranteed period
You will need to repay partial amount to join classes again after the guaranteed has expired. We can give you a 25% discount from the original price.
We apologize, but there will not NO discounts after 12 months from the initial registration.
Necesitamos verificar su registro y su pago antes de volver a las clases.
Tres (3) meses para la licencia de VA/MD Contratista de su registro original
No le cobraremos ningún costo adicional
Acceso a los exámenes prácticos
Retomar las clases si de algún caso falla el examen
Es posible que necesite que volver a pagar una parte del precio. Le quitaremos el 25% del precio original.
Pedimos disculpas, pero no habrá descuentos después de 12 meses de su primer registro.