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Virginia Contractor Basic Business Course

This course is approved by the Virginia DPOR for all contractor licenses.


Virginia Contractor Basic Business Online Course

FULLY NARRATED. All Contractors must complete an 8-Hour Basic Business Course before the Commonwealth of Virginia will grant a license. This course also prepares you for the State exams.


Price: $89.00


Package #1 Basic Business 8-Hour Course and Book
($176.00 Value)Includes:

  • Fully Narrated Basic Business Course
  • Virginia Business and Project Management Book by NASCLA
  • Preprinted PSI-approved book tabs
Price: $160.00



If you are a building contractor, electrical contractor, plumbing contractor, HVAC contractor, highway or heavy equipment contractor or any specialty that does not fall into one of these categories, you must complete a State-approved 8-hour basic business course to get licensed.

Contractor Classifications:

Class A – Projects that cost over $125,000 (Must pass all 4 parts of exam, including Part 4 Technical)

Class B – Projects that cost $7500 to $125,000 ( Must pass Parts 1, 2 and 3 of Exams)

Class C – Projects $7500 or less


This 8-Hour Basic Business Course is an online course that accomplishes two objectives:

  • Fulfills the 8-hour Contractor Basic Business requirement by the Commonwealth
  • Prepares you for the Virginia Part 1, 2 3 (for Class A or B) portions of exam.  Class C must also take an exam.

Here are the topics covered in the Basic Business course:

  • Regulations of Contractors
  • Transaction Recovery Act
  • Definitions
  • Qualifications and Requirements
  • Standards of Practice and Conduct
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Laws
  • Financial Management
  • Business Organization and Management
  • Labor Law & Employment Regulations
  • Estimating and Bidding
  • Insurance
  • Lien Law
  • State and Federal Taxes

Once you complete the 8-hour Contractor Basic Business requirement, we will forward your test scores to the Commonwealth of Virginia and email a copy to you. It’s that easy.

NOTE: You are allowed to take the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) 2009 and NASCLA Business and Project Management for Contractors into Part 1, 2 or 3 portions of the exam through PSI.  We have the USBC is available in our BOOKSTORE at no charge.


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