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VA RBC (Residential Building Contractor) 12-hour Exam Prep

Original price was: $899.00.Current price is: $750.00.

Thanks to our instructor, Mr. D.K. Kim, AIA, for the class of 13th years successful track record.

These two Specialties, CBC and RBC, will qualify your company as a “general contractor” licensed to BUILD as well as IMPROVE on both commercial and residential contracts. You should have this Specialty when you are pulling permits from counties or cities.  Only RBC and CBC can handle structural members of building, addition, and new constructions.

Next RBC Course Dates

  Type of Class Date & Time  Price (w/ books)  Others
  4-day, 12-hour online

June 24, 28, July 1, 5

Mon: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Fri: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

$750 Zoom link email will be sent on each day of class



Books for RBC Exam The following books are permitted to be used during the examination.
These references may be highlighted but not written-in. All  materials are included with your tuition.
· 2018 International Residential Code (Complete Book)
· Carpentry and Building Construction (Copied partial excerpts only)
· OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926 (Copied partial excerpts only)             
· Additional Class Reference Material (Some parts may not be permitted during PSI Exam)
     – Book costs can be deducted from the tuition if you already have them.
     – You can retake the course  and have access to our Exam Questions with our Guarantee Policy (for 3 months only) without incurring additional tuition charges.

       Optional Exam Questions are available only in-person at our main office in McLean/Tysons

2. We also offer CBC Exam Prep (5-day, 15-hour online course) –    Please refer to  VA BLD (CBC) Technical Exam prep

   RBC Course Fee: now $750 (the fee includes 3 major required textbooks to pass the PSI test.  No additional charge until you pass the exam based on our Guarantee policy good for 2 months after the course completion date).

   Please expect to visit 2-3 more evenings to your optional review PSI exam questions.

To be LICENSED as Virginia RBC (Residential Building Contractor), you must pass the RBC 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.

The building has TWO category; RBC and CBC(Commercial Building Contractor) – Please refer to NEW VA building contractors exam from 2016

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.

It has been reported that pre-approval can require anywhere from 4 days to 4 weeks.




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 RBC prequalification, you may include your residential 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 “RBC Specialty exam” contains the function of your field knowledge and familiarity of specifications/regulations.



Requirements for Obtaining your License;

· 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.
· You must score 70% or more to pass the exam.
· Fees for the exams are $85 and this application fee 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 (RBC)
The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be  highlighted. All these materials are included in your tuition.
· 2015 International Residential Code
· Carpentry and Building Construction
· OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926
 We have TWO more reference materials supply to you;
    1.  Residential Code Essentials (2015)
    2. Class Binder (w/ many old PSI questions)
     – Book costs can be deducted from the tuition  if you already have them.
     – Our guarantee policy extends to two more sessions (or 8 nights), without charge until your pass the test.
     – You will get the ‘Carpentry & Building’ book by mail after your on-line payment (min. a week before class-day).
     Seats may limited, so early registration is encouraged to guarantee your seat.

     Thank you for the registration.  We look forward to seeing you in class!


All the exam prep books (above) are included in your tuition.





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.

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