Virginia Residential Building Exam Prep



This exam prep course takes the learner through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing exactly what to highlight. After highlighting is completed in each book, you have the option to take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. The program is fully narrated.  You must also obtain a Contractor’s Class A, B, or C License, Pass the Residential Building exam, Pre-approval from the State licensing board is required to take the exam, and this preapproval can be obtained by submitting a completed application, and pass all three required exams (Virginia, General, & Advanced).


Course Overview

Description, benefits & features

This course is made up of a detailed presentation that takes you through all the information you will need to pass the exam on your first try.

The Virginia Residential Building Contractor Exam is required to be passed if you are applying for the Residential Building classification. Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination. 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 as an extensive math and plans analysis portion. @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.

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

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Applying for Licensure

To apply for your license, contact the Virginia DPOR at 804-367-8511 or visit Contractor’s Board Website.

Exam Details

  • Total Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 56 correct
  • Time: 160 minutes

Topics 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

What's Included In This Course

The Virginia Residential Building Exam Review includes the following:

  • Highlighting Guides
  • Practice Exams
  • Math and Calculations
  • Study Tips
  • Licensing Information
  • Instructor Support

Our courses are designed to help you become familiar with the references and allow you to find the information quickly as the exams are timed. We offer highlighting guides to draw attention to key points throughout the book and tabs (sold separately) to allow you to find key sections quickly. We encourage you to take the practice exams multiple times as the questions on the test change each time.

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