Virginia General Contractor Commercial Building Contractor (CBC)

Virginia Commercial Building Contractor (CBC)

State Requirements and Application

Test Information

Reciprocity

Permitted Work

Virginia CBC Complete Combo

CBC Complete Combo includes everything you need to pass your Virginia Commercial Builder Contractor Trades and your NASCLA Virginia Business and Law exams. Includes:reference book set, printed and bound study guide, QA audio for books, unlimited exam prep

Virginia Commercial Builder (CBC)

Virginia Commercial Builder License. (CBC) Includes Home Study guide with How to Read Blueprints manual, Exam Prep., Audio CDs for both the Trades and Business Exams, and Practice Exam CDs for the Trades and Business exams.

Virginia CBC Book Set

Virginia CBC Commercial Builder Contractor License Exam Reference Book Set.

Printed Book Tabs for Virginia CBC Reference Book set

Pre-Printed tabs for all 13 books used in the Virginia (CBC) Commercial Builder Contractor License Exam.

Virginia CBC Individual Book Store

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State Requirements & Application

Requirements for Obtaining Your VA Contractor License:
Eligibility for a contractor's license is based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, abilities, financial position, and other entry requirements.

Class A ContractorClass B Contractor
Class C Contractor
1. Must be at least 18 years oldMust be at least 18 years oldMust be at least 18 years old
2. Complete the 8 hour Pre-License courseComplete the 8 hour Pre-License courseComplete the 8 hour Pre-License course
3. Must be full time employee or a member of responsible management of the firmMust be full time employee or a member of responsible management of the firmMust be full time employee or a member of responsible management of the firm
4. Pass the VA Business Law exam Parts 1, 2, and 3Pass the VA Business Law exam Parts 1 and 2
5. Pass any specialty trades exams for your specific tradePass any specialty trades exams for your specific tradePass any specialty trades exams for your specific trade
6. Five years experienceThree years experienceTwo years experience
7. Net Worth of at least $45,000Net Worth of at least $15,000

Step-by-Step Guide to Obtaining Your VA Contractor's License

Eligibility for a contractor's license is based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, abilities, financial position, and other entry requirements.

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
Website:
http://www.dpor.virginia.gov

Frequently Asked Questions:

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

Click here for your Virginia Contractor License Application


Fees: The 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.  


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Test Information

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 http://www.psionline.com/PROGRAMS/vasp/Commercial%20Building.pdf


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

Exam Information
Exam Fee $85
Number of Questions 80
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 7
Safety 7
Estimating and Plan Reading  8
General Building Code Requirements 6

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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

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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.

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