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  • Virginia Framing Subcontractor Exam Review

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    This license includes the construction, removal, repair, or improvement to any framing or rough carpentry necessary for the construction of framed structures. Our program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. There are optional practice tests as well. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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About This License

Framing Subcontractor (Abbr: FRM) means the service which, while serving in the role of a subcontractor to a licensed prime contractor, provides for the construction, removal, repair, or improvement to any framing or rough carpentry necessary for the construction of framed structures, including the installation and repair of individual components of framing systems. The RBC and CBC classifications also provide for this function.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

The Virginia Framing Subcontractor Exam is required to be passed if you are applying for the FRM classification.

  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.
  • In addition, an 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course is required to be completed to become licensed as a Class A, B, or C contractor.

Applying For Your License

Applications for licensure can be obtained from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation State Board for Contractors by calling 1-804-367-8511.

Exam Details

  • The Framing Subcontractor Exam has 50 questions and a time limit of 120 minutes.
  • A 70% is required to pass.
  • Fee for this exam is $85.
  • Topics on the Examination include Estimating and Plan Reading, Layout, Walls, Floors and Stairs, Roofs, and Safety.

To schedule your exam, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore.

  • OSHA 1926
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code for One- and Two Family Dwellings
  • Carpentry and Building Construction

Exam Review Education

We offer review for the Virginia Framing Subcontractor Examination in a home study/online course format. The fee for the online class is $149.99. The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. The program is fully narrated. For more information, or to order, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Continuing Education

There are no continuing education requirements as of this time.

Reciprocity Agreement

As of this time, there is no reciprocal licensing.

How It Works

1

Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.