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Virginia Business Law

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Board Contact Information:

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Dr. Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233-1485

Phone: 804.367.8511 or 804.367.8500
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:15am - 5:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions:

Click here for the Step by Step Guide to Obtaining Your License

Click here for your Virginia Contractor License Application

Fees: T
he application fee for a new prime Virginia contractor's license is $385 for a Class A, $370 for a Class B, and $235 for a Class C.

Test Information: This Virginia contractor exam covers information in 12 subject areas. The Virginia contractor exam questions are created from content in the 20 book set shown below the following chart.
Candidate Information Bulletin: For the CBC bulletin, go to

Exam Fee:
Number of Questions:
Passing Score: 70%
Time Limit: 180 Minutes

Subject Area Number of Questions
Site Work 8
Concrete including Reinforcement 9
Masonry 9
Metals 9
Carpentry 9
Thermal and Moisture Protection 8

Associated Trades

Finishes including Drywall
Metal Stud Framing
Insulation and Moisture Control
Doors, Windows, and Glazing

Safety 7
Estimating and Plan Reading 8
General Building Code Requirements
Life Safety and Egress
Fire Protection Requirements
General Code Provisions

Applicants must also pass a separate Virginia contractor exam on Business Law and Project Management for Virginia.

Reciprocity: Virginia has established reciprocity with Louisiana. You must hold a commercial license with a classification of "building construction" and have obtained the license by examination in order to qualify.
The NASCLA exam serves as your trades exam in 
Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia

Permitted Work With this license you may bid on and build all types of commercial buildings in VA. Residential work is not permitted with this license.

Virginia Business Law Combo
VIRGINIA Business Law Complete Study Pack
Price: $249.00
VIRGINIA Business Law Complete Study Pack
This course is for the VIRGINIA General Contractor Business and Law exam. It contains everything you need to pass your exam including prep course, reference book, printed book tabs, and a printed study guide.
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Virginia Business Law Exam Prep
VA Business/Law for General Contractors Prep Course
Price: $149.00
VA Business/Law for General Contractors Prep Course
Exam prep for the Virginia Contractor Business & Law exam. You get online presentations and highlighting, unlimited practice exams and printable online study guide. This prep only product does not include the reference book used to create State exam.
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Virginia Nascla Business Law & Project Management for General Contractors
Price: $66.95
Virginia Nascla Business Law & Project Management for General Contractors
NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management, Virginia Edition. This book is for the Virginia Business and Law Exam for State Contractor Licenses.
2012 Virginia Construction Code
2012 Virginia Construction Code
Price: $25.00
2012 Virginia Construction Code
2012 Virginia Construction Code