Virginia 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course

(15 customer reviews)


Topics include:

  • Licensing
  • Business Structures
  • Bidding and Estimating
  • Risk Management
  • Lien Law
  • Taxes
  • Standards of Conduct
  • Safety and much much more!

8 Hour Pre-Licensing: $102.99
Trade Exam Review: $219.99
Class A or B Exam Practice Tests: $102.99


Course Overview

Description, benefits & features

The pre-license education course is a basic business course that covers relevant regulations, statutes, and that are necessary for every business owner requirements. The course is not specific to any particular classification or specialty. A Board-approved advanced contractor class will also meet the requirements for the pre-license education course.

Instructor Bio

Brad Hodges is a licensed professional engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the nuclear and heavy equipment sectors. Brad is knowledgeable in ASME, IBC, IFC, IFGC, IMC, NFPA, and UMC codes and standards. In addition, his background in R&D, quality assurance, manufacturing, machine, and thermal design systems, project management, validation, and testing brings real-world experience relating concepts to students. Brad has a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in California, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, and Texas.

How Do I Get My License?

  1. Purchase the Exam Prep Course — and then study!
  2. Pass the exam.
  3. Submit your application, licensing fee and proof of insurance.

Requirements To Get A License

The first step to obtaining your license is to complete an 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course. This course is required for all potential contractors.

We also offer the materials needed to obtain your Class A, B, or C Contractor License. To be a Class A or Class B Contractor, individuals must pass an examination on the regulations of the board and on business management practices. You are also required to pass an examination specific to your type of work. The Board must pre-approve your ability to sit for the exam.

Class A Contractor Requirements:

  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass General, Advanced, and Law exams
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 5 years experience and a net worth of at least $45,000

Class B Contractor Requirements:

  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass General and Law exams
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 3 years experience and a net worth of at least $15,000

Class C Contractor Requirements:

  • Complete 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
  • Pass any specialty exams required for your trade
  • Submit an Application to the State
  • Show 2 years experience

By allowing us to be the chosen provider for exam prep courses, continuing education credits and a variety of other courses, students can be assured they are receiving state and industry approved training.

reviews and testimonials
  • I use your company every renewal cycle for my continuing education hours, and you guys make it simple and efficient – I will continue to be a repeat customer of @HomePrep.

    Gina S
  • As a busy contractor with multiple state licenses and needs, it is nice to find a valuable source that can help fulfill my obligations from testing prep to CEU requirements. The team at @HomePrep are very courteous and professional. I would recommend them for any and all license and training needs.

    Ken R
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    Bill S
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    Soo C

Books and References for the Exam

We offer a wide range of exam prep books for the construction fields. Visit our  bookstore  to begin.

Applying for Licensure

For information please contact the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation at 804-367-8511.

The Board for Contractors licenses businesses engaged in the construction, removal, repair, or improvement of facilities on property owned by others. Contractor licenses consist of two parts: the class of license (A, B, or C), which determines the monetary value of contracts/projects that may be performed, and the classification/specialty, which determines what type of work is allowed. The Board also licenses individuals and firms engaged in residential building energy analysis, which involves evaluation of energy consumption and recommendations to improve energy efficiency.

According to the Virginia DPOR, applications are processed on a first in – first out basis. The average processing time for most applications is approximately 30 days. This is just an average and it can be more or less depending on a number of factors.

The license will be issued at the initial review and will be mailed to you if your application is complete and you have met all of the eligibility requirements. If your application is incomplete, then a letter will be sent to you outlining what was missing and what is needed to finish the review and issue your license.


Exam Details

Exam Vendor PSI
(855) 340-3910
Frequency and Dates of Exam Daily*
Contact  PSI  (855) 340-3910
*”daily” typically means Monday-Friday
Deadline for Application No application deadline.
Exam Fees  (paid directly to PSI) $40 One portion of exam
$72 Two portions of exam
$85 Three portions of exam
$85 QI specialty exam
Exam Locations Charlottesville, VA
Richmond, VA
Roanoke, VA
Vienna, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Johnson City, TN
Salisbury, MD

4.93 out of 5 stars

15 reviews

Student Reviews

  1. Nohemy Amaya

    Easy to follow

    (verified owner)

    This course was very easy to follow, It was so convenient because I was able to do it at my own pace on my free time. I have a very busy schedule and did not have time to take a live class. This course was perfect and straight forward.

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