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Virginia Class A or B (General Portion) (2020-01-23)
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.
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Publication Year: 2020
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
Part 1 focuses on business planning and start up. 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 is centered on fundamentals that you will need to operate a successful construction business. This section will cover estimating, contract management, scheduling, project management, safety and environmental responsibilities, and building good relationships with employees, subcontractors, and customers.
Part 3 gives you valuable information for 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.
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.
The definitive contracting reference for the construction industry, updated and expanded
Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful "checkup" on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, and project management.
The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices.
Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding
Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance
Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations
Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques
Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover – for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office.