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about the Va. contractor Business & Specialty exams
As of March 1, 2016, you must be prequalified to take any of the Specialty exams.
PLAN AHEAD: experience verification and pre-approval for specialty tests is taking up to 6 months - that's AFTER you take the Prelicense course, pass the Business Exam, and submit your application and experience forms!
ONLYatDon't Build Until will you learn the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Who is PSI?
PSI is the company that administers the Virginia Contractor License tests. Here is a link to their website PSI.
Do I have to take a test? YES.EVERYBODY who wants a Virginia contractor license MUST take a test: There is ONE Business Exam (that has 3 parts) There are THIRTY-SIX different Specialty Exams. Which test you have to take depends on two things:
the dollar amount of the contracts you want to sign
the type of work you want to do as a contractor
What about the Virginia Contractor Business Exam? For a Class C license to do individual contracts up to $10,000 each, you don't need to take the Business test. For a Class B license to do individual contracts up to $120,000 each, you have to pass the first 2 parts of this test: Virginia and General. For a Class A license to do an unlimited amount of work, you have to pass all 3 parts of this test: Virginia, General, and Advanced.
Got any information from PSI?
Yes, click on the PDF below to get the PSI Information Bulletin for the Business Exam.
The exams are multiple-choice, open-book tests. You have to go to a PSI location and take them on a computer. The tests are timed - you have about 2 minutes to answer each question.
So how do I study for the tests? The best way to prepare is to take the Test Preparation courses we offer - where we focus specifically on the topics that the questions come from - and we include all the books, materials, permanent tabs, and practice test questions you need to study for the tests. Many people try to study on their own for months and give up. With our classes, in 8 hours you'll be completely prepared and know what to expect.
Will you sell me the books - or send them in advance of the courses?
NO. Don't Build Until doesn't provide a product - it provides a service. The service includes all the books and other materials you need for the tests. And NO, we do not send the books in advance. Why not? Because we don't want you wasting your time and energy reading and studying material in the books that isn't included in the tests. If you want to read and study the books completely, you're welcome to do that AFTER you pass the test.
What if I already bought the books but want to take your test preparation courses? Call and we can work out a discount/rebate on the tuition.
I'm still confused! All of this is explained in more detail during our 8-hour Pre-Licensing course. Sign up NOW!
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