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Virginia Class A (Advanced Portion) (2021-06-10)

This Candidate Information Bulletin provides you with information about the examination and application process for becoming licensed as a Class A and Class B Contractor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. To be licensed, the Designated Employee must pass an examination to confirm that you have attained at least a minimum level of knowledge regarding the principles, practices, statutes and regulations. The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (Department) has contracted with PSI to conduct its examination program. PSI provides examinations through a network of computer and paper-and-pencil examination centers in Virginia. PSI works closely with the Department and its Examination Review Committee to be certain that examinations meet local, national, and international requirements in basic principles and examination development standards. 

After passing the necessary examinations, you may apply to the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation for a license. Once the Department has verified that you have met all of the requirements, the Department will issue the appropriate license. Questions concerning the licensing requirements should be addressed to the Board for Contractors licensing staff at (804) 367-8511. 

The following is the combination of examinations offered for the Designated Employee by PSI in order to be licensed as a Contractor in the Commonwealth of Virginia (these examinations are not required for a Class C license). For more information on the Class C license, please see the VA Contractor Specialty Exams for Class A, B, and C Candidate Information Bulletin.

The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination.  The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available.  For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

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    Builder's Guide to Accounting 10th Edition

    2001 Edition


    Step-by-step, easy-to-follow guidelines for setting up and maintaining records for your building business. This practical guide explains all accounting methods builder's typically use, and shows how to meet state and federal accounting requirements. Recommended reading for many state contractor's exams and each chapter ends with a set of test questions. 

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    NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business Law and Project Management, Virginia 9th Edition

    9th Edition


    The NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management is organized into 3 sections.

    Part 1 focuses on business planning and starting your business. This section will help you formulate a business plan, choose a business structure, understand licensing and insurance requirements and gain basic management and marketing skills.

    Part 2 covers fundamentals you will need to know in order to operate a successful construction business. This section covers estimating, contract management, scheduling, project management, safety and environmental responsibilities, and building good relationships with employees, subcontractors and customers.

    Part 3 provides valuable information to assist you in running the administrative function of your business. Financial management, tax basics and lien laws are covered. Effective management of these areas of business is vital and can cause you serious problems if you do not give them the proper attention.

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA) 2022

    Publication Year: 2022


    All Federal Construction Regulations (29 CFR 1926) are included in this “perfect bound” book in an easy-to-read, two-color layout.

    All 29 CFR 1926 regulations for construction industry are included along with the following items:

    29 CFR 1903 regulations covering inspections, citations, and penalties
    29 CFR 1904 regulations covering recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses
    OSHA keyword dictionary
    Easy to find OSHA interpretations