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Virginia contractor 8-hour Pre-License/Business course
Why should I bother taking the 8-hour Pre-License course in person, in a classroom, for $209, when I can just take it online for $89?
Because the Don't Build Until Basic Business / Pre-License course is:
taught by a construction lawyer who served a 4-year term on the Virginia Board for Contractors, and
based on the BLD 242: Construction Management IV course your instructor taught for 4 years at Northern Virginia Community College.
You get a comprehensive overview of construction law and business in Virginia:
All the licensing and testing requirements
Complete review of the license application and documentation requirements
Samples of experience verification forms
How to run a successful construction company
The legal aspects of running a business and how to stay out of trouble
How to protect yourself from risks
Pre-License education is required for ALLnew contractor's licenses, and is a completely separate requirement from the Class A and B exams. Based on informal DPOR Board for Contractor findings, contractors who end up taking Remedial Education because they got into trouble, invariably took their Pre-License courses online.
As of March 1, 2016 it's become much more difficult to get a Virginia Contractor License. Now, to qualify for a specialty, you have to submit the Individual Experience Verification Form along with the Application Form to get DPOR approval to register for any of the specialty tests.
Don't make the mistake of submitting your application without first truly understanding the process, and the importance of how you describe your work experience and the verification needed to back-up your application.
What sets Don't Build Until apart?
1. With Don't Build Until, you get an instructor with a background in construction, business, and law, who goes through the paperwork, page by page, and discusses the do's and don'ts of the application process - and how it affects your company now, and in the future.
It's a small classroom setting, limited to eight students, so that each one understands what they have to do to be a successful construction contractor in Virginia.
2. Other education providers operate in dozens of states, and don't do any of them very well. Don't Build Until specializes in Virginia, and keeps up on changes, so you have the most current information.
Actual student comments:
"Best money I have spent on my business so far."
"Demystified the licensing process."
"We should have had this class 5 years ago. We had to learn everything the hard way."
"I have been doing this a long time. But still learned so much."
"I left the course with all my questions answered."
"I've been in this business for 20 years and this class is SO worth it."
"A lot of good information, cannot imagine trying to do business without this info."
"I thought I knew a good deal about business and this course proved me wrong."
"I wish Pennsylvania had a course like this."
"I can tell you from past experience, if you want to be successful in this business, this course is a must."
"You do a great job of explaining all the business stuff."
"I have also taken this required course online, and there is no comparison."
"I learned more than I expected to and the day went by quickly."
"Great investment. Didn't expect to learn as much as I did."
"I have been in "all day" classes before, and this is the only one I enjoyed and was attentive throughout."
"The course covered a great deal of information, however it was all easy to understand based on the great presentation of information and format."
"I was hesitant in having to come but it was worthwhile and I learned."
Don't Build Until, LLC sets the standard by which other education providers are measured
ONLY Don't Build Until has the most current, up-to-date information of any education provider about Virginia Board for Contractors regulations.
All former students become part of the DBU Alumni group and receive newsletter/email updates about important changes to regulations.
Our classroom is in the offices of the Community Business Partnership to offer more small business development resources.
DON'T BUILD UNTIL, LLC
Classroom Address: 6564 Loisdale COURT, Suite 600, Springfield, Virginia 22150